Beauty post from Christina of The Makeup Blogger
If you’re like me, you’ve already put together the perfect summer wardrobe. What about your makeup and skin? Summer is the time to look brand new, not dull and blah from staying in all winter. Give your makeup and skin an overhaul with summer sweatproof products to ensure you look stunning no matter how steamy your summer gets.
Before you apply any makeup, prime your skin with a complexion perfecting gel. I hate makeup touch ups and with this I don’t have to worry. Sweat is no longer the enemy. You can even use it over your makeup for extra protection. One of the best I’ve found is Givenchy Mister Radiant for $37.50 at Sephora.
If you forget the primer, carry a pack of blot papers with you. They’ll absorb oil without unnecessary powder touch ups. I recommend either e.l.f Oil Blotting Sheets for $5 or Rodan + Fields Unblemish Blot Papers for $23.
It may not sound like much but BB creams are one of my newest obsessions. I absolutely love them because they do so much and it takes so little. My favorite is Olay’s Fresh Effect BB Cream. With SPF 15 and trusted Olay moisturizers, it makes the perfect summer foundation. It’s light, stays on surprisingly well and keeps your face safe from the sun. Plus it’s only $12.
For better SPF protection and a bit better coverage, I recommend Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream. While a bit higher ($39), it truly feels like you’re wearing nothing. Plus, the coverage is so amazing I rarely ever need concealer. If you’re going to be out for long periods, you’ll need the added protection with SPF 35.
Sometimes even the best foundations won’t cover everything, so you’ll still want a sweatproof concealer. If you’re on a budget, try NYX’s Waterproof Concealer Stick for around $5. It blends well and lasts throughout the day, no matter what I get into.
I prefer Make Up For Ever’s Waterproof Concealer though. You won’t need much to cover up flaws which makes it last forever. I’m talking years here. It’s more lightweight than NYX, but it’s usually around $30. However, the first time you go swimming or start sweating, you’ll be glad you have it.
Eyes So Perfect You’ll Cry
I’m honestly amazed with how incredible Wet n’ Wild’s H2O Proof eyeliner works. For around $3, it lasts through anything you throw at it. Makeup For Ever Aqua Eyes Liquid Liner and Aqua Cream eye shadows are perfect if you want a large variety of colors that stay put through long hot days or while at the pool.
When it comes to sweatproof mascara, it’s hard to beat CoverGirl’s LashBlast. With so many varieties, you can get the perfect look for your eyes without looking like a raccoon at the end of the day.
I hate having to apply my lipstick all day long. Summer heat doesn’t help. My favorite by far is L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipstick. The name says it all and believe it or not, it’s not just hype. With the built-in mirror, I never have to run off for the rare reapplication.
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.