9 Summer Makeup Tips to Help You Beat the Heat

9 Summer Makeup Tips to Help You Beat the Heat

Summertime is right around the corner, but can your makeup withstand the heat? We’re sharing some of our favorite summer makeup tips to help you sweat-proof your current beauty routine. 9 Summer Makeup Tips for a Sizzling Look That Lasts

1. Try a silicone-based foundation.

When it comes to choosing the best makeup for humidity, it’s hard to beat silicone-based products. Silicone actually serves as a barrier between your skin and the heat, which helps your foundation stay in place all day without running or smudging.

Pro Tip: Our water-resistant Perfect Canvas Airpod Foundation is ideal for summer and provides lightweight but buildable coverage. This long-lasting formula even self-sets with no powder necessary.

2. Choose products with SPF.

Protecting your skin from harsh UV rays is important year-round, but the scorching summer sun makes it all the more necessary. Apply a layer of sunscreen beneath your makeup each morning, or choose products with built-in SPF.

3. Utilize primers.

Primers give your makeup the staying power it needs to fend off heat and sweat, so be sure to add them to your daily routine. Use a face primer as well as eye and lip primers for a summery look that won’t smudge or budge.

4. Multitask when possible.

Less is definitely more when it comes to summertime makeup. Try all-in-one formulas that you can use on your eyes, lips and cheeks for a pretty pop of color that won’t look or feel heavy.

5. Skip powder formulas.

Powders can look especially cakey beneath the summer sun, so switch them out for liquid, gel and cream varieties instead. Your skin will look dewy and more supple as a result.

Pro Tip: Our Perfect Canvas Airpod Blush delivers a luminous, natural-looking wash of color that melts into the skin. Apply it on top of or under your foundation for a lit-from-within flush.

6. Avoid excess shimmer.

Shimmery makeup is beautiful, but it isn’t always the best choice for hot climates. Your skin is already glowing (i.e., sweating) on its own, and layering shimmer on top can cause your complexion to look overly shiny.

7. Waterproof your look.

It’s all fun in the sun until your perfectly applied foundation starts dripping down your face. Prevent a makeup meltdown by sticking with waterproof formulas that are made to outlast sweat and tears.

8. Pack your bags.

Stock your purse with blotting papers and travel-sized versions of your favorite products for easy touch-ups on the go.

9. Set it and forget it.

Seal in your summertime look with a setting spray rather than a finishing powder. Doing so combats shine and helps your makeup last on even the hottest of days.