Beauty routines in the summer can be incredibly difficult – as the temperatures continue to climb, makeup seems to melt right off and hair seems to frizz out of control no matter what. Keeping your beauty routine at a less-is-more approach is the best way to tackle the heat and humidity. Read on for how I achieve a glowy sun-kissed complexion with only the essentials.
The biggest must of all? Sunscreen. I mentioned the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen in my Spring Beauty Edit, but it continues to be the absolute best of the best for post-moisturizer, pre-makeup. And don’t forget the rest of your body! This spray version from COOLA is easy to apply and will keep you well-protected with all things sleeveless.
Swap your heavy foundation for a much more lightweight tinted moisturizer – this one by First Aid Beauty will give you just the right amount of color while keeping your skin hydrated.
There’s nothing like a sun-kissed glow in the summer time – a safe way to achieve this look is with bronzer! Swipe it over the contours of your face and even on your collarbones to create that “just-got-back-from-vacation” glow – even if you’re just sitting at your desk!
Rather than a blush, I like to use a cheek tint in a coral – the ultimate summer color. And to really illuminate my features, a highlighter is key.
Whether you’re going from beach to bar or strolling through the city, one thing you’ll want to avoid is the fall of your mascara. A waterproof option will have the staying power to help you avoid the dreaded raccoon-eye situation.
Finish off your makeup with a coral lip. If you know me, you know I’m a longtime fan of the NARS Satin Lip Pencils – easy to use, hydrating, and the perfect color pigment. The shade Lodhi is an amazing coral and will look good on everyone!
For the finishing touches on my routine, I love a sea salt spray for my hair – I’ve found it’s best to embrace my texture in the summer and not attempt to fight it with hot tools! For my summer fragrance, I opt for something that reminds me of a beachside vacation even when I can’t get there.
And there you have it – the 10 beauty essentials I absolutely cannot live without! With these on your vanity, you’ll be ready to beat the heat every day!