By Ryann Casey
Makeup trends come and go every season, but a few key elements help create the perfect beauty routine for summer. Below are some tips and the products that aid in the lasting power and adjustments needed to serve your best summer face.
Face: Go Matte
Dewy foundation and concealer formulas are stunning all year round, but for lasting power in the sweaty summer a matte formula or mattifying products may be the way to go, especially if you have oily skin.
Milk Makeup Roll + Blot Blotting Sheets $10
During the day, use oil blotting papers focusing on the T-Zone to dab off excess oil without having to touch up your full face. Try Milk Makeup Roll + Blot Blotting Sheets.
Cover FX Custom Blot Drops $42
While the price tag is a bit steep, Cover FX Custom Blot Drops are a great addition to your summer routine and can be used in multiple ways. They can be used as a primer, on top of your makeup for a mattifying effect, or mixed in with your foundation.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation $12.99
Start off with a matte foundation. Try L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation for long lasting full coverage that is completely matte, crease resistant and wearable.
Lips: Go Bright + Glossy
Nothing screams summer like a brightly painted pout. Pair a vivid orange-red lip color with dewy gloss for the ultimate summertime lip look that is fresh and brightening.
Glossier Clear Lip Gloss $14
Lip gloss has recently resurged in popularity in the beauty world, and will prove to be a summer staple. Try Glossier Clear Lip Gloss on top of your favorite liquid lipstick to change it from ultra matte to ultra juicy, pair with a moisturizing traditional bullet lipstick or use on its own for a plumping but natural clear shine.
Colourpop Lippie Stix $5
Known for their affordable and quality lip products, Colourpop Lippie Stix are perfect for any lippie lover. For the summer season, try any of their array of bright orangey-red colors like Chi-Chi, Love Life, Bootie or Poison.
Eyes: Go Waterproof
A smudge and water resistant formula is important year round, but especially during the steamier months of summer. Switch out your traditional eye makeup formulas for a water resistant alternative to ensure long lasting wear after a long day of work in the city, a day on the beach or relaxing by the pool.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara $23
The cult classic Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced has gotten a waterproofing upgrade. Use the waterproof formula to ensure long lasting wear and resist transfer onto your upper and lower lids, no matter what you are doing this summer.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner $20
The blacker than black KVD Tattoo Liner Pen is highly rated by influencers and beauty lovers alike for good reason. This eyeliner pen is extremely precise, easy to use, and will stay put all day long to ensure your cat eye stays on point.
Last but not least, don’t forget to USE SUNSCREEN. Check out our shopping guide for beauty products that contain sunscreen here