As summer rolls in and the weather gets hotter, we have to take some extra steps to make sure our subtle glow doesn’t turn into a sweaty mess. You may not be able to keep your froyo from melting, but with these tips and tricks, your makeup won’t be! We’ve got the inside scoop on how to keep your makeup in check all summer long.
Opt for oil-free sunscreen
Whether you’re lounging by the pool or diving into some outdoor activities, SPF is meant to be your BFF. The number one misconception about sunscreen is that it is too heavy for your face or that it causes breakouts. Make sure you’re applying an oil-free, water-resistant sunscreen to your face (you’d be surprised how many are not!) for a lightweight base that lasts in and out of the water.
- Long lasting: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
- Maximum protection: Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Sunscreen
- For extra sensitive skin: EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Face Sunscreen
If SPF is new to your makeup routine, check out our blog to learn why it is a summer must!
Choose a mattifying concealer and foundation
Whether you have oily skin or your summer plans have you breaking a sweat, matte foundation and concealer are key ingredients to keeping your makeup lookin’ fresh as a daisy. Matte products absorb oil to reduce shine, are long-lasting, and can be applied to all skin types (just be sure to look for one that’s specific to your skin needs). You can even go foundation free and opt for a lightweight, matte concealer in its place to skimp on the layers!
Subtl Beauty Concealer is the perfect two-in-one for maintaining all-day coverage and all-over application.
Use waterproof mascara
If it wasn’t for waterproof mascara, my summer look would probably resemble a raccoon real quick. From sweating in the sun to taking a dip in the water (or crying because you’re just so excited to hug your friends again), waterproof mascara keeps your lashes looking fab.
- Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara is our go-to drugstore purchase when we’re in a pinch. The price is minimal, but your lashes will be anything but.
- If you’re looking to splurge a little, we recommend Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara (I mean, the name says it all). The only thing that will be running this summer will be us to the nearest poolside bar.
To seal in your look, spritz your face with a setting spray as the final touch. Opt for a mattifying setting spray during the summer to help keep your look in place all day long.
If you’re looking for more tips on how to stay fabulous and fresh this summer, check out our summer adventure bag checklist.
Post-makeup shine control
We know that sometimes a little shine just can’t be fully prevented in the summertime. Having shine control powder on hand is the perfect solution for a quick touch-up.
Subtl Beauty Shine Control Powder is always in our bag in case of an emergency. It’s translucent, lightweight, and removes unwanted shine without losing your summer glow! Gently sweep the powder across your face with an applicator (included with purchase!) or with a Stack Brush BFF and voila!
See some oil splotches on your powder? Don’t toss it out! Check out our blog to learn an easy hack that will “set” your powder back into tip-top shape!