Fun in the sun doesn’t have to mean hiding behind your glasses or checking your makeup every 2 minutes. Follow along for some low maintenance, summer-friendly tips that will keep you looking fresh, rain or shine.
Here Comes the Sun
Taking a few moments to prep your skin for the sun’s damaging rays will help you maintain a youthful glow for years to come. Skin produces more oil in the summer months due to a lack of moisture, which may tempt you to over-wash your face. Use a gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type no more than twice a day. It’s important to apply a moisturizer with SPF to the face, ears and neck and let it dry before starting your makeup.
The skin on the rest of your body needs SPF just as much as your face does, especially areas exposed to the sun throughout the day.
Keep it Light
Nothing’s worse than going for a natural, beachy look and ending up with thick, cakey makeup on a sweltering day. To prevent clogged pores and patchy smears, go as light as you can with foundation and powders. Try mixing your foundation with a bit of water, serum or moisturizer for even sheerer coverage that’ll stay put. Cover redness and under eye darkness by dabbing on an airy formula like MAGIC Anti-Redness or True Match Crayon Concealer with your fingers for a naturally flawless, even-toned finish. The layer should be thin enough to allow your sun-kissed skin to peek through, so you can probably skip the blush. If you could use a little extra pink in your cheeks, opt for a creamy formula in a shade that matches your natural flush.
To finish off your healthy glow, sweep on True Match Naturale™ All-Over Mineral Glow on the cheekbones and shoulders. The silky, shimmery texture glides on and blends seamlessly without streaking, and the built-in contour brush is perfect for on-the-go glam.
Even if you aren’t planning on hitting the waves, heat, sweat and dampness in the air make a strong enough case to waterproof your eye makeup. Catching rays with Extra-Volume Collagen Waterproof Mascara means you can still get that thick, lush look, and stay smudge-free all day. Those with light hair and skin can avoid looking overdone by using a dark brown formula instead of black.
Seal Your Lips
Lips are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection, even though the tender skin on your pout is incredibly prone to weather damage. Shield them with a tinted lip color infused with SPF, like Colour Riche® Balm, which provides a full 8 hours of continuous hydration. Be sure to reapply every few hours in intense heat or when swimming.