Summer makeup favorites built for withstanding the heat — and humidity.
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Oh what a relief that the sun is staying out past 6:30 pm – and that can only mean one thing:
Summer is once again upon us and it’s gonna be a fantastic one at that with excellent festival lineups and concerts scheduled all season long. (Hello, Taylor Swift! Pink! And Beyonce!)
Makeup mavens love to mix their beauty routines up seasonally but the switchover to summer is an especially important one as not all makeup is created equal when it comes to surviving sweltering heat and humidity.
The good news?
Brands have been fine-tuning their ability to develop products that do just that and 2023 is showing us some especially great additions to the lineup.
To help you waltz into summer with a makeup bag packed with tried and true favorites that are sure to impress, find below a cultivated list of the products I catch myself reaching for the most when I want assurance that things will stay locked in place.
SUMMER MAKEUP FAVORITES
When it comes to anti-aging, there’s nothing better you can do for you skin that buckle up with a strong SPF on the daily and Clinique’s City Block has risen to the top of the list for me because of how nicely it wears beneath your makeup. No funky added greasiness — but a potent sunblock that melts into the skin and helps keep age and sunspots at bay.
Technically speaking this is *not* a lipstick but considering how much our lips
need deserve nourishment poolside or on the beach – there was no leaving this highly moisturizing gem off the list of summer makeup favorites. Ole Henriksen also put this baby to the test and studies showed it actually does reduce the appearance of fine lines, which is a win for everyone!
Bullet-proof high coverage that’s perfect for weddings and other outdoor events — leaving you looking polished all day (or night) long. The KVD Good Apple foundation is one of the best summer makeup favorites to stash in your travel makeup bag because when you’re wanting to reach for a foundation this summer there really isn’t a better option.
Find a more in-depth review, here.
Truth is there are a lot of great concealer options out there but Givenchy’s comes with a powerful punch of coverage with a creamy finish that blends so easily into the skin you really could forego wearing foundation altogether — which is a welcomed thought. Add to that a long-lasting formula that holds up against the heat and humidity? A summer makeup favorite, indeed!
I’ve given up on trying to find a tinted moisturizer I love more than this G-E-M from our wallet’s best friend Wet n Wild. It has buildable light-to-medium coverage that also nourishes your skin throughout the day with hyaluronic acid and plant-based squalane. And it’s so comfortable on the skin you really will feel like you’re not wearing any makeup at all. Oh – and did I mention its long-lasting and withstands heat and humidity? Goals!
Rumor has it this legendary powder may be undergoing a reformulation to include more natural ingredients – something Dior’s been nicely doing across the line – but the OG version is no doubt not just one of my summer makeup favorites but in all seasons as well. The unique gel formula will keep your complexion matte – without cakeiness- and it’s beautiful worn washed all over the skin with nothing else.
You just know bronzer will find its way onto a list of summer makeup favorites and while there are several outstanding options – none hold up to the heat and humidity quite like NARS cream bronzer. Originally launched as a limited edition a couple years back, it was super to see the brand add it to their permanent line and expand the shade range from two to five. It has a tackiness to it that helps the product stay in place even in the most extreme summer weather conditions. Apply with a buffing brush and you’re all set!
Chanel really knocked it out the park with this long-lasting balm that provides a pop of color to your cheeks, a wash of color to the lips or both — at the same time! And finally all shades are back in stock.
There’s added security built into the Tarte tubing mascara and it’s long-wearing formula is one survives high heat and humidity. It’s the mascara of choice among summer makeup favorites because of how natural it is on the eye – and buildable. With one coat you can have lashes that appear to naturally have extreme length and lift. With a second coat, volume builds to a desired dramatic event that’s perfect for summer events. Its versatility makes it one to keep on you all season long.
Find a more in-depth review, here.
If medals were to be given out, there’s a strong chance Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs Atomic lip lacquer would be going home with top prize as perhaps the most long-lasting lip product of all time.
When Stefani graced the Academy Awards red carpet, it wasn’t the sexy Versace gown that most caught my eye but her shiny orange-red lips. My fingers were searching Instagram to find out what it was within moments and that led me to the intensely pigmented atomic lip lacquers that stay on the lips like super glue. (Okay, not really but close!)
Eyeshadow and heat aren’t always a winning combination but the intensity of Pat McGrath’s formula passes the test! What defines her Huetopian Dream eyeshadow palette among summer makeup favorites is the romantic color story that’s beautiful for summer weddings. Pops of pink and purple add a splash of romantacism to your look and they’re offset by versatile neutrals for every occasion.
Last but certainly not least is the newest addition to Too Faced’s products to insure your makeup stays in top shape for as long as humanly possible. And as an added bonus, they formulated the 18-hour Insurance Setting Spray with antioxidants to defend against blue light damage.
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