A shiny face and raccoon eyes is the last thing you need to deal with on a hot summer day. Combat heat and humidity by prepping with a few simple summer makeup tricks.
Applying a primer before the rest of your makeup is especially important during the hot and humid summer months. Look for one that contains silicone to ensure a long-lasting complexion that looks as fresh as when you woke up. Smashbox’s Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control ($42) is a breathable formula that contains two percent salicylic acid to combat those nasty blemishes that tend to pop up even more during the summer.
Everything needs some extra care and hydration during the summer. Nourish your hair from tip to root with moisturizing leave-in conditioners and hydrating oils. Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream ($33.40) works especially well to tame fly-aways and control frizzy locks.
Regular lipsticks and glosses are often heavy and drying during the summer heat. Instead, opt for stains and moisturizing lip balms. Try Clinique’s Chubby Stick ($17), a nourishing tinted lip balm that comes in 14 different hues to complement any warm weather look.
Avoid raccoon eyes altogether and turn to waterproof everything for your eye makeup needs during the summer heat. MAC’s False Lashes Waterproof ($21) beats humidity and water with a double-lush brush that delivers twice the level of pigment for a fierce 12 smudge-free hours.
A gel or Shellac mani-pedi will have your nails vacation ready with a finish that stays glossy and chip-free for several weeks.