7 Makeup Products You Need in Your Summer Makeup Routine

July 07, 2021
Caitlyn Martyn
By: Caitlyn Martyn | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

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

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. 

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

Choose Multipurpose Products

Ditch your usual bronzer and opt for something light and airy this summer. The Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector Glow Makeup is the four-in-one product (read: primer, concealer, highlighter and BB cream) that we can’t get enough of for an all-over golden hour glow.
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Instant Perfector Glow Makeup
Photo: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy 

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