Tis’ the season for beautiful, sunny weather! However, summer equals heat. This may not work in your favor if you are not wearing the right makeup products. I usually try to wear as little makeup as possible during these hot months, but it doesn’t hurt to be a little glamorous during your summer outings.
To beat the summer heat, here are some makeup tips highlighting some of VUE Magazine’s go-to makeup products:
I cannot emphasize this enough. The sun is more susceptible to your skin during the summer, so protecting is absolutely essential.
La Mer’s The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid lightweight and sulfate-free formula will help protect your skin from those harmful UV rays without that heavy, oily, sunscreen feel. A dime-size amount is enough for application all over the face and neck. Make sure to apply after your moisturizer and before you put on your makeup.
Instead of foundation, try a tinted moisturizer
Foundation is a little heavier on the face, which can be uncomfortable in the heat. It can leave your face feeling like it’s melting. Try to invest in a good tinted moisturizer! It is similar to a foundation but is much lighter on the face with added benefits to help hydrate your skin.
Clé de Peau’s UV Protective Cream Tinted SPF 50+ is a high coverage tinted moisturizer included with added sun protection. The creamy and lightweight formula will even your skin tone and provide coverage that will leave your complexion looking fresh for hours in the sun.
Use a Hair Mask
Your skin is not the only thing that needs extra care this summer. The heat is bound to leave your hair frizzy on some, if not most days. Additionally, salt water from the beach or chlorine from swimming in the pool will also put a toll on your hair. All of these factors combined can leave your hair looking dry and brittle.
Using a reliable hair mask will help bring your luscious locks back to life. The Masque Quintessence from Leonor Greyl Paris is an organic, deep conditioning treatment that will have your hair feeling healthy and nourished. It can be used as a daily conditioner or a weekly hair mask.
Invest in Aloe Vera
Even if you apply sunscreen, there might be days where you still may experience sunburn. Regardless, it is always good to have a good aloe vera product on hand! Aloe vera is known to help relieve, cool, and reduce any redness such as sunburn.
Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask is sure to get that job done. They combined two ingredients known for their soothing properties—calendula flowers and aloe vera—into one product. Upon application, it will instantly cool your skin.
Moisturizer/Face Primer is Essential
If you are planning to wear makeup, a quality moisturizer and face primer will provide a perfect canvas that will not only keep your makeup looking fresh but your skin, too.
This Vitamin Enriched Face Base from Bobbi Brown is a 2-in-1 face moisturizer and primer. One of the main ingredients is Shea Butter combined with Vitamins C, E, and B that will gradually improve the complexion of your skin the more you use it.
Summer is a great time to show off those bright lip colors. You want a lip product that won’t budge and will keep your lip looking vibrant all day. Luckily, we have the product that is right up your alley.
The Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain provides this high pigment color that will last for hours on end. Although it is super matte, it glides on smooth and won’t leave your lips feeling dry.
Only Use Waterproof Eye Makeup
Eye Makeup is great if you are looking to give your eyes a little bit of definition. However, wearing it in the summer can be a hit or miss. It can easily smudge because of the heat or due to sweat. It is essential to get a product that is bullet-proof.
Liquid eyeliner is usually a big no-no for the summer because it automatically comes off with water. Check out Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. It will give that precise cat-eye that will last from day-to-night.
If you don’t get mascara with a waterproof formula, you will end up looking like a raccoon because it will be EVERYWHERE. Chanel’s Inimitable Waterproof Mascara with length, curl, and separation will provide the volume your lashes need without the fear of flaking or bleeding.
Oil Blotting Sheets!
Depending on your skin type, the extreme heat can cause your face to feel oilier than usual. This can cause your face to look shiny and result in your make up sliding everywhere.
These beauty products will keep your face looking radiant all day and night during the next few months!
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