There’s nothing worse than applying a gorgeous face of makeup, only to step outside and have it be dripping off your face within minutes on a hot day. While we can’t do anything about the weather or humidity during the summer, we can however ensure that our makeup stays in place by using the right products. There are certain formulations that have better staying power than others and when it’s scorching out there, it makes all the difference. Ready for makeup that won’t melt off? Keep reading for everything you need!
NARS Air Matte Sheer Cream Blush
This summer, I’ve finally come around to using a cream blush and let me tell you — it’s a gamechanger. These cream blushes from NARS not only come in beautiful colours for all skin tones, but they’re so easy to apply and blend so effortlessly. To make a cream formula work, make sure you don’t powder your foundation. Apply concealer or foundation, then apply the blush and blend, blend blend! Once your look is complete, go over it with a quick dusting of translucent powder to ensure it all stays put.
If it’s hot outside, you likely don’t want to apply a thick layer of foundation so a lighter tinted formula is best. The Radford Tint gives the skin a sheer wash of coverage and, unlike other tinted moisturizers that don’t really hydrate, this one does what it says it’ll do. The combo of hyaluronic acid and ceramides works to improve hydration to give the skin a dewy and glowy look.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow
Powder eyeshadows are fab and all but what’s the point in taking the time and applying it perfectly when it’ll disappear in an hour? These eyeshadow sticks from Laura Mercier blend like a dream and stay put like they should. There are a wide variety of shades so you can even get creative and mix and match to create your own unique look!
Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain
We all know how irritating it is to have lipstick fade away not only on our drinking glasses but these days, our masks. This lip stain from Bite Beauty is made to last thanks to the formula that’s pigmented like there’s no tomorrow. The satiny finish means your lips will stay hydrated and glossy but the colour will stick around through dinner, drinks, and even whatever follows next!
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Apart from looking terrible, eyeliner that smudges and runs into your eye is downright uncomfortable. Even if you think you won’t be sweating, it’s worth it to just get yourself a waterproof one that will stay in place all day long. Even if you’re heading to the beach or just going about your daily routine, it’s wonderful to know that you can have faith in the products you purchase instead of checking your face in every mirror you pass.
Milk Makeup Matte Cream Bronzer
Summer makeup is summer makeup without a little bronze right? Ensure your glow stays right where you want and reach for a cream bronzer like this one from Milk Makeup. The formula is made with hydrating oils and butters that keep the skin nourished and looking glowy — everything we want this season!