Summer calls for a neutral palette and barely-there makeup. Avoid makeup meltdowns and achieve the best faux bronze for a from-within summer glow that’s as effortless as it looks.
1. Go Bare
There is nothing worse than having your foundation melt into a sticky and shiny mess in the hot summer sun. Salvage your skin and go for an au natural look during the summer by foregoing foundation altogether and just applying concealer. Denser formulas that feel tacky to the touch, like Revlon’s PhotoReady Concealer, will stay put longer than liquid concealers. Paired with a good facial sunscreen, skin has room to breathe.
2. Swap Foundation for Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream
If you’re hesitant about parting with your foundation, try either a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. Both are lightweight and absorb easily into the skin for a clean and even finish. Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer packs a double punch by giving the skin a healthy, dewy glow and protecting it against the sun by containing broad-spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen.
3. Faux Bronze
Fake a bronzed glow with the right bronzer. Choose one that has a slight shimmer and peach undertones. A beauty cult favorite is Guerlain’s Terracotta Bronzing Powder. Dust lightly over areas where the sun would naturally hit, like the apples of your cheeks, nose bridge and temples.
4. Water-Resistant Mascara
Unintentional raccoon eyes are not the best summer look. Maintain long, lushes lashes without smearing by applying waterproof mascara, like CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara.
Whether you’re hitting up the beach or traveling, make life easier (and your bag lighter) with a multitasking beauty product. For instance, a neutral-colored lipstick works equally well as a cream blush. Try M.A.C.’s satin-finished Satin Lipstick in Myth.