Sure, while the summer season boasts great weather, fun events, and time off from our usual routines, summer has one kryptonite flaw: less than ideal conditions for keeping makeup looking fresh. The sun can wreak havoc on a made up face, which is the reason it is also the season of bare and natural beauty… but if you have an event or a day you feel like getting dolled up, read on for some summer makeup tips that are a great alternative!

Try a smokey eye in summer tones

Who says a smokey eye has to be reserved for those cooler, more dramatic nights? Switch it up and bring the look into the summer season by opting for summer tones like pinks or warm browns. Peach tones work great for almost any skin tone, and compliment fresh summer tans!

Try a pop of bright color on your lips

While most summer days are going to be a complete wash when it comes to foundation, literally, who says your lips have to go bare? If you want a bold look without all of the layers of eye or face makeup, opt for a bright pink or berry lip color, particular in a lip stain that will be less resistance to melting.

Make tinted moisturizer your new best friend

Tinted moisturizer is a summer essential – many contain SPF to protect your skin, moisturize your skin, and also provide some coverage to blend or even out your skin tone. If you’re looking for a great one, Laura Mercier has a great one that lots of beauty magazines have been raving about for years.

Always wear a lip balm

If you do decide to go bare, always make sure you are at least wearing some kind of lip protection. Because the skin on your lips is so thin, your lips are very prone to sun damage. You know those cracks or lines on your lips that seem to multiple over night during the summer? The culprit is the sun. Protect your pout with a balm that has SPF!

Finish with a mist

Finishing mists are a new makeup trend that has been sweeping beauty blogs lately. After you finish your makeup, simply spritz your face with a light finishing spray to set your look and keep your makeup from budgeting in the summer heat. A popular one is from Urban Decay, which most 24-hour stay-put formula.

What do you think?

Have you tried these tips? Which ones are your favorite? Do you have any other summer beauty secrets? Share with us by leaving a comment below!

1 Comment

  1. avatar Rose says:

    I love the idea of the smokey eyed look with lighter tones. I tried it and it everyone complimented me on my look.
    great idea

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