Blazing temperatures are finally upon us which means it’s time to take a less is more approach to makeup. It’s not only about minimalism, investing in the right products is key to keeping your face fresh, healthy, and beautiful. With the summer heat, comes sweating, oily skin, clogged pores, and streaky makeup- none of which are all that fun to deal with.
From smudge-proof eye makeup to lightweight foundation that goes on matte to streak-free cheek-stains- I’ve rounded up the best summer beauty picks guaranteed to help you create gorgeous looks that will stay put in the face of the smoldering heat.
Check out my top picks after the jump!
Rimmel London Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation, $6.99. This shine-free ultra gentle formula will give you fresh, flawless skin for up to 12 hours. It blends easily into the skin hiding blemishes and imperfections without clogging pores. It is also formulated with Skinpure Complex which combines a gentle dose of salicylic acid to clear imperfections and botanical extracts to nourish, for visibly purified skin.
theBalm Stainiac Tinted Gel Blush, $15. Add a pop of color to your cheeks and lips with this formula designed to stay put for a streak-free finish.
Stila SPF Lip Color, $22. Create the perfect pout while also protecting your lips with this silky lip color infused with SPF 20.
Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo, $25. Create a smokey eye that will stay put and last all day or night with this totally waterproof and crease-resistant cream shadow and liner duo.
Dior ‘Diorshow Iconic Extreme’ Waterproof Mascara, $27. Waterproof mascara is an absolute must for summer. This smudge-proof formula is designed to provide you with long, voluminous lashes that will last all day.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Concealer Stick, $7.65. This ultra-creamy concealer delivers smooth, even coverage that will stay put, keeping any blemishes and imperfections under wraps throughout the day.
Givenchy Prisme Again! Compact Powder Quartet, $43. Heavy powders are a big no-no for summer. This incredible quartet is light and transparent and works to even your complexion without leaving your face looking cakey. Dust is all around your face for a fresh-faced finish or apply to the t-zone- a region which can become especially oily on hot days.
Sephora Brand FACE 30 Waterproof Eye Makeup Removing Pads, $8. These handy must-haves easily remove eye makeup—even waterproof- in a flash.