June 11, 2013 Deven Hopp Product Picks

Summer Beauty Swaps: Makeover Your Makeup Bag for the Season

When the seasons change, you update your wardrobe, switch out your shoes, maybe even freshen up your hair...but what about your makeup bag? If your makeup routine looks same in June as it did in January, it’s time for a change—and we’re not just talking about replacing your Maybelline Great Lash with Great Lash Waterproof. Make it a summer of easy beauty with these makeup swaps.
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Swap foundation for tinted moisturizer. It may be hard to part with our favorite foundation, but when temperatures rise we like something a bit more carefree. Urban Decay Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 covers imperfections and still lets our summer skin shine through.
Swap highlighter for bronzer. A touch of highlighter always brightens the face, especially in the dead of winter when a sun-kissed glow can end up looking unnatural. Once summer hits, however, we’re all about the bronze. Swap your highlighter for a bronzer to add color to face while still enhancing your features. We love the blendable, lightweight formulas of Ilia Illuminator in Sway and Jouer Tint in Sunkissed.
Swap powder blush for cream blush. The dewy glow that cream blush delivers makes it ideal for the summer months. For a fresh-faced look, we swap out our powder blushes for their creamier counterparts, like Yves Saint Laurent Crème de Blush.
Swap lip gloss for lip stains. Glossy lips never fail to deliver the glamour, but for the staying power to outlast summer heat and humidity we leave our glosses behind in favor of color-saturated stains. We’ll be cutting back on makeup maintenance with Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Tarnish.
Swap pencil eyeliner for gel eyeliner. Eyeliner pencils, convenient as they may be, have been known to shift somewhat in the sunny and sticky days of summer. Achieve the same definition, plus a smudge-proof finish with gel eyeliner. Use a single sweep of Lancôme Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel EyeLiner in the morning, and wing it out for a dramatic evening look at night.
How do you switch up your beauty routine with the seasons? Tell us below!
Photos: Thickstock, Veer, Urban Decay, Yves Saint Laurent, Ilia, Buxom, Lancome
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