7 Easy Summer Makeup Tips

make up suppliesSummer can be a challenging time when it comes to makeup. You want to look and feel your best, but those bright, sunny days and hot, humid days nights can make it tough to keep your face looking anything but greasy.

Here, we’ll share seven of our favorite easy summer makeup tips that will help you to stay looking fresh and vibrant on even the stickiest of summer days.

1. Use Primer

It may take a couple of extra seconds to apply primer before putting on your make up, but during the summer especially it’s worth it. Primer provides a smooth base layer that helps make-up stay in place on hot summer days.

2. Lighten Up

Over-applying makeup isn’t good anytime of the year, but it’s especially unflattering in the summer! To look your best, try lightening up your makeup during the summer months. Add bronzer just to the high points of your face or try using tinted moisturizer instead of foundation. SkinMedica’s new Total Defense + Repair tinted SPF 34 superscreen is a great option! Don’t be afraid to let your skin be a little more exposed.

3. Try Vibrant Colors

Summer is the time to try out bright, vibrant makeup colors. These colors look summery and can give your face a youthful glow. Even if you tend to stick to neutrals, this summer try branching out and trying a bright new blush or lip color.

4. Swap Out Lipstick for Lip Balm

Tinted lip balms are a great choice for the summer because they are light but still add some color to your lips. Many lip balms even include SPF so they protect your lips from the sun’s damaging rays.

5. Apply Sheer Cream Eyeshadow

If you love wearing eyeshadow but hate how it cakes in warm weather, try using a creamy eyeshadow in the summertime. Sheer cream shadows are a great option as they glisten in the sun and tend to stay in place without smudging even when you’re sweaty compared to powders.

6. Try Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeliner pencils can smudge easily, but liquid eyeliner will stay put in the summer heat. It takes a bit of practice to master the art of applying liquid eyeliner, but it can make a big difference when it comes to maintaining your fresh look on hot days.

7. Wear Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara is a good idea any time of the year, but it’s an especially good idea during the summer. Whether you’re heading to the beach, the pool, the gym or a wedding, a good waterproof mascara won’t smear or smudge even on the hottest days.

Look and feel your best this summer! With these easy makeup tips, you can maintain a fresh, vibrant look even the hottest days and steamiest nights.

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