8 Tips For Long Lasting Summer Makeup

Warm weather brings fun, the sun, tans and the great makeup melts that occur while the temperature heats up. Running eyeliner and smudged foundation are never a good look, no matter what the weather’s doing. Here are a few summer makeup tricks to beat the heat under the sun.

Lay The Base

Your skin is MORE important than the makeup you put on it. Start with an oil-free moisturizer that won’t weigh you down in the heat, but keep you moisturized. This one from Sephora is a good option.


Invest in a good SPF for your face to keep your sweet cheeks protected. This one by Clinique keeps you moisturized and protected while providing a high level of defense from UVA and UVB rays.

Prime It

I used to skip primer but no longer do as I’ve realized how much better my skin looks at the end of the day after applying in the am. Primers don’t feel heavy, and they minimize pores while holding your makeup in place in the warm summer heat. Try one that helps reduce lines like this one by Hourglass.

Light Coverage

If you can’t give up foundation for summer, try one that won’t hide your glow, but give it a touch of summer. This one by Guerlain gives you radiant skin without dulling your summer vibes.

Fake It, Don’t Bake It

A summer bronze is always wanted when the weather is warm. But don’t bake your skin, fake it, but keep it natural. Keep your bronzer application fresh by just applying to your forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose (everywhere the sun would touch naturally). Try this one by Nars for a perfect summer glow.

Go Sheer

A hint of highlighter is perfect for summer, without putting too much shine and metallic glow to it. Try Nars illuminator mixed in with your foundation, or on its own if you’re skipping the foundation.

Mask Your Mascara

Water-resistant mascaras are the best bet to stop the melting eyes Try Too Faced mascara to lock in the color and length.

Double Lips and Cheeks

Using a lip tint that doubles as a cheek tint will save you time and trouble in the busy summer months. Try this one by Becca for a beach-perfect glow.

Emma Abbott

Emma Abbott

Emma Abbott is originally from New York and currently lives in the Washington, DC area. She studied journalism at Canisius College and Fashion Merchandising at FIT. By day, Emma works in Public Relations and moonlights as a writer. Her passions are storytelling, music, nature and humans in general, along with her French bulldog, Moo.

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