7 Makeup Products You Need in Your Summer Makeup RoutineJuly 07, 2021
So you’re finally revamping your summer makeup products. Should you pick up a waterproof mascara? What about a sweat-proof brow gel? And do you really need a bottle of thick foundation to wear poolside? Ahead, check out makeup-artist-approved recommendations for product swaps you should make for summer.
Swap Your Foundation for a Tinted Moisturizer or CC Cream With SPF
It’s time to shelve your foundation and add a more lightweight formula into your routine. “Swap your foundation for a tinted moisturizer with SPF,” NYC-based makeup artist Kasey Spickard says. Our go-to is the L’Oreal Paris True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum. This melts into the skin and literally looks like a second skin. For a formula with higher SPF, we recommend Dermablend Continuous Correction CC Cream SPF 50+. Keep in mind, you need a generous amount of SPF to ensure UV protection, so prep your tinted moisturizer application with a dedicated sunscreen for maximum skin safety.
Stick to Sweat-Proof and Waterproof Formulas
While we totally support your decision to use a lash-thickening mascara in the middle of summer if that’s your style, L'Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara Waterproof is a must-have if you want a streak- and clump-free finish. To prevent your brow makeup from slipping and sliding (even if you choose to spend the day at a beach or pool), we love the L’Oréal Paris UnbelievaBrow Longwear Brow Topcoat.
Opt for Glosses Instead of Matte Lipsticks
Kudos to you if you’re passionate about wearing matte lipstick in the summer, but here at Makeup.com, we’re all about wearing a lighter formula that’s glossy with a hint of color. If you’re looking for something light and glossy, the NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss is a must-have in our summer makeup kit. It gives your lips hydration and a touch of color (or not, if you prefer an non-tinted formula), all while giving your lips a natural-looking, glossy finish.