Handke the heat and avoid makeup meltdowns with our easy-to-follow summer beauty tips.
Control shine, prevent smudges and avoid other make-up disasters with our budget-friendly summer make-up guide. Heat proof your look in 12 easy steps.
It sinks in quickly and won’t melt. Summer’s a great time to experiment with new colors. These eye duos look bold but go on
sheer for a soft wash of color.
We like: CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast, $7 at Target
Touch up trouble spots— blemishes, dark circles or redness—with a tiny dab of concealer. Blend well with a small synthetic brush. Less is more when the temperature is high.
A face full of foundation looks and feels uncomfortable in the heat. Use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen, it keeps your
complexion hydrated and protected from the sun in just one step.
We like: Physicians Formula Healthy Wear, SPF 50, $15 at Sears
When a cool shower isn’t an option, run your hands under cold water, then place your wrists on the back of your neck. This should soothe your skin before you begin to sweat.
Before applying makeup, use a primer to smooth over nooks and crannies. This extra step might seem counterintuitive, but it’s
worth it if you don’t want your makeup to slip and slide in the heat.
We like: Sephora Correcting Smoothing Primer, $15 at Sephora.com
You are probably careful to put sunscreen on your face and body, but don’t forget your lips. They have very little sun-repelling
melanin, so it’s essential to look after them. Look for a chapstick that shields from UVA/UVB rays and moisturizes with Vitamin
We like: Nivea A Kiss of Protection, SPF 30, $3 at Walgreens
To keep your body fresh and dry, dust loose powder on the areas that tend to perspire, such as the chest and back.
Waterproof eyeliners and mascaras stay in place on steamy days. To prevent the makeup from running down your cheeks, be sure
to swipe and line only the top lashes and eyelids—not the bottom ones.
We like: Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer, $5 at Walmart
Sheer products hold up in the heat. For a pretty flush on fair skin, pick light pink or peach hues. Apricot or rose flatters
olive tones, and plum or coral looks lovely on dark complexions.
We like: Sonia Kashuk Sheer Liquid Tint, $10 at Target.com
Switch out full-coverage lipsticks (save those heavier products for fall) for a lip gloss in a fun bright shade.
We like: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss, $6 at Target
Next to sunscreen, bronzer is your best friend in the summer. For a sun-kissed glow, use a medium-size brush to sweep the
powder onto places where you usually tan: forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin.
We like: Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer, $28 at Ulta
A light dusting of translucent powder usually does the trick during the rest of the year, but in the summer it can appear
chalky or cakey on tan, sweaty skin. A better bet for touching up excess oil: powder-free blotting paper. None on hand? Head
to the ladies room and tear off a small piece of a paper toilet-seat cover. It has the same texture as blotting paper and,
unlike regular tissues, it won’t leave white fuzz behind on your face.
We like: Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $10 for 2 packs of 50 at Walmart.com