10 Summer Makeup Tips

Besides pretty blue skies and fun beach days, sweltering summer weather also means non-stop perspiration. There’s just something about applying makeup in summer that makes it way more fun than in winter — think of all the vibrant colors! But don’t get too excited because no matter how much glitter or bronzer you put on, your hard work can go to waste once you step outside and your makeup starts melting.

Sweat and makeup don’t mix well. To help your makeup survive hot temperatures, you need to keep it light. Check out these summer makeup tips that’ll help you beat the heat: 

TIP #1:

But first, skin care.

Your makeup won’t look as amazing as you imagine unless you take good care of your skin first. Always remember to swap out your skin care products come summertime. Switch your rich cream to an oil-free moisturizer, especially if you have oily skin so you won’t look slick all day long. And always, always, ALWAYS apply sunscreen before you step out of the house to protect your skin from damaging UV rays and to prevent any sun damage that could lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

TIP #2:

Make sure your makeup products are waterproof.

You may not be able to swap out all your makeup, but you can try to switch to as many waterproof products as you can. Waterproof makeup is a great choice, especially if your summer calendar is completely booked with beach, hiking or other outdoor trips with your friends. If you’re not sure where to find waterproof makeup, check out this article for the best waterproof makeup products available on YesStyle.

TIP #3: 

Dare to go bare?

Going out barefaced is very liberating, although it takes some getting used to, especially if you’re used to applying a full face of makeup before heading out. Summer is the perfect season to try baring it all. You don’t have to do it the entire summer – maybe start by going one day without any makeup. The upside is that you won’t have to worry about your makeup melting.

TIP #4:

Choose beauty products with lightweight formulas

Not ready to go completely barefaced? Don’t worry, you can always go for light makeup looks. You don’t want to look cakey at a pool party or summer BBQ, so pick makeup products with non-sticky formulas that offer a light finish.  

A great foundation to use throughout summer is Peach C’s Honey Glow Cover Cushion. It feels light to the touch and offers high, long-lasting coverage. Plus, it won’t make you look cakey and it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling. It also contains Vitamin C to keep skin soft and smooth as well as SPF50 PA++ for added sun protection. 

TIP #5:

Fake a tan.

Not a fan of sand or the ocean? No problem. You don’t have to go to the beach to get a tan; simply fake a sun-kissed look with a bronzer! To make bronzer look more natural, make sure the shade you pick is no more than two shades darker than your skin tone or foundation color. For a seamless look, go for a matte or powder bronzer.

TIP #6: 

Eye primer is everything!

The best thing about summer makeup is that you can use lots of vibrant colors, particularly when it comes to eye makeup. To make your brightly colored eye shadow or eyeliner really stand out and stay put all day, you’ll need help from an eye primer like peripera’s Ink Fitting Eye Primer. This primer ensures that your eye makeup stays smudge-free and on point all day!

TIP #7:

When in doubt, go for waterproof mascara.

Having raccoon eyes is sometimes inevitable, especially if you have really oily eyelids. If you love dark eyeliner but have trouble with smearing, then you’re better off with waterproof mascara. A sweat-proof mascara like the Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara from Shiseido will not only lengthen and curl your lashes but also keep them in place no matter how hot it is outside.  

TIP #8:

Go for a rosy glow.

Summer is all about flaunting naturally flushed cheeks and romand’s Better Than Cheek powder blushes will help you achieve that look. All five hues give you a ‘my cheeks but better’ look with soft, silky finishes. They’re also formulated with sweat- and sebum-absorbing powder so you can glow all day long!

TIP #9:

Don’t forget about that summer pout.

Save your matte lipstick for fall and winter; during summer, opt for a combination of soft, bright colors with a touch of shine. Rock a light lip tint, top it off with a sheer or tinted lip gloss, and voila – you’ve got the perfect summer pout! Just don’t forget to apply a lip balm underneath to keep lips moisturized.

TIP #10: 

And lastly, the ultimate tip of all is…

Invest in a setting spray! After completing your summer makeup look, you wouldn’t want it to get ruined in less than an hour so a setting spray really comes in handy. Etude House’s Fix and Fix Mist Fixer ensures that your makeup remains intact all day while keeping your skin hydrated. In case you’re wondering, spritzing your face with the mist after you’ve applied your makeup won’t affect it in any way as the mist is extra fine and creates a weightless, translucent barrier on skin.

Which makeup tip will you follow this summer?