After a long, cold winter, many not only forget what a sunny day looks like, but how to change their makeup routine to prepare for one. Rather than worrying about the dry air sucking the moisture from skin, humidity and sun exposure become the new enemies and avoiding makeup meltdown while maintaining sun protection is the summer-long challenge. Make the transition simply by adopting five products will help transform a winter routine into one fit for a scorcher.
Start things off, as always, with a solid base. Summer sun often leads to a clearer, more bronzed complexion, so full-coverage foundation is no longer a must. BB Creams offer light to medium coverage with added anti-aging benefits and an SPF to keep skin protected.
Blush is a must regardless of the season, but summer is a time that calls for a fresh, healthy glow and dewy radiance. Fresh out of Radiance In A Bottle? A cream blush works into the skin to create a more natural flush with a dewy finish and stays put throughout the heat of the day.
Cheeks aren’t the only place where staying power counts. Nothing is worse than making a mid-morning makeup check only to find that your eyes resemble a raccoon’s. Keep lashes curled and covered throughout the day by using a waterproof mascara that won’t come off until you say so.
Lips might be the last place most think to protect during the summer. Avoid a nasty burn by applying a moisturizing lip balm with SPF throughout the day. While it may not be long-wearing, regular reapplication will ensure soft, supple lips through the end of summer.
The last addition to a summer look is a finishing spray or refreshing mist. Setting makeup with a spray after application will make makeup meltdown impossible. Some mists pack a one-two punch and offer both hydration and sun protection to keep skin looking and feeling great long-term.