Raise your hand if you spend hours putting on makeup to make it look perfect only to have summer sweat ruin it in 0.5 seconds? Both my hands are up.
While sunny days boost serotonin, it surely does nothing for us makeup lovers. The sun is one of our main enemies. Rain, crying, and just about anything that can take our hero masterpieces to zero can instantly ruin our mood. For those days when the “no-makeup-makeup-look” is a must, be sure to wear some of our favorite makeup products:
It may not be the best time to wear foundation during the summer months. Instead, switch to a BB or CC cream with an SPF to cover facial blemishes and prevent sun damage. For $42, the Supergoop CC Screen SPF 50 is our go-to. It comes with 14 shades to match your skin tone and undertones for a flawless look and the key ingredients are Irish moss and apple extract.
Tarte Cosmetics is one of the highest rated beauty brands in the world. Their Maracuja Tinted Moisturizer is $23.20 and delivers a sheer, hydrated glow. You can build this product to help even skin tone for a smoother, hydrated finish. Their key ingredients are passion fruit oil, hyaluronic acid, and vegan collagen.
It’s important to wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. Consider Juice Beauty STEM Cellular CC Cream for $39. With 6 ranges of shades to choose from, this CC cream is a 12-in-1 beauty product that hydrates the skin for a flawless finish and has anti-aging benefits. This product contains key ingredients such as Evening Primrose, Flaxseed and Borage Oil to help reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, Jojoba, Shea, Vitamins C, E, B5, fruit stem cells, resveratrol and zinc oxide.
Luscious, hydrating and glowing, oh my! For $20, get Jouer Cosmetics Essential Moisturizing Lip Oil that’s sheer and non-sticky, has a glass-like shine and gives a healthy look. This lip oil provides shine and hydration without the stickiness of other lip products. With 9% plant-derived ingredients, this product contains apricot oil, jojoba seed oil and vitamin E. Key benefits include soft, smooth lips, high shine and it is fragrance free!
Plump lips are all the rage right now and Stila Cosmetics’ plumping lip glaze can achieve just that. At $24, you can choose from one of their 5 shade ranges for soft, plump lips. Your lips can feel hydrated, smooth and look firmer and more defined with this product. Key ingredients are vitamin E, antioxidants and 1.0% MAXI-LIP. Benefits include a refreshing mint flavor, no sticky or sticky feeling, hydrating lips, while drenching the lip with color and shine.
Jane Iredale HydroPure Hyaluronic Lip Gloss costs $26 and is everything you want in a gloss. This lipstick helps enhance lip volume for a fuller look and has a non-sticky formula. It reduces dryness and helps improve overall lip health with its key ingredients.
ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara is the winner of Allure’s 2019 Best of Beauty Award and is $13. This clean, flake-free mascara is a must-have this summer, especially for those days when mascara is the only thing suitable for the summer heat. This product is gentle on sensitive eyes and had a double sided brush to achieve the perfect natural application.
Do you have eyelashes that don’t seem to show despite the many coats of mascara you put on? Well, Wander Beauty Mile High Club Volume and Length Mascara can help lengthen lashes with fewer coats for $26. The key ingredient here is castor seed oil, which is often used to grow hair due to its nourishing and moisturizing properties. This mascara is not your usual mascara, although it can help grow lashes, it is also smudge, flake and water resistant making it the PERFECT product to fight sweat.
Grande Cosmetics stole the show because of its eyelash growth serum. Did you know they also have mascara? Their conditioning peptide mascara is $8 and conditions your lashes with every coat. It’s infused with peptides, panthenols and natural waxes to promote healthier lashes over time. This buildable, clump-free, water-resistant formula keeps lashes strong and flexible.