You may have already changed up your makeup as summer began, but as the heat and humidity rise even further, women, especially busy moms, need to shield their makeup even more. Stay fresh with these products that will help your makeup survive the dog days of summer.
Lightly layer your skin
So you may have already changed up your makeup routine to include a lighter foundation or even a tinted moisturizer or primer… but still find your makeup melting off your face? Your next hot weather solution is a tinted gel to provide coverage and that can be easily reapplied if the weather heats up. One to try is per-fekt Skin Protection Gel ($58, qvc.com). This is one you will want to keep with you throughout the day to touch up when you need to. With the lightweight formula, it won’t look heavy throughout the day.
Gel up your cheek and lips
To keep up your youthful glow while you are running around the park or beach with the kids (and sweating keeping up with them), try a cheek and lip stain, such as Sephora Collection Lush Flush Cheek & Lip Stain ($12, sephora.com). This gel-based formula also cools the skin upon contact and can be reapplied over your gel-foundation throughout the day. Another bonus is the tube with the doe-foot applicator, so reapplying is simple.
Waterproof your brows
We all know about wearing waterproof mascara for long-lasting lashes, but what about our eyebrows? If you are a mom who fills in her brows (a very important part to framing your face, no matter how much makeup you put on), your eyebrows run the risk of smudging or running… which means your brows are back to thin and sparse versus bold and beautiful. Try a smudge proof eyebrow filler, such as Make Up For Ever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector ($20, sephora.com). This cream-based formula is applied in the morning with a brush and then dries to last all day. To feel extra secure, you can even seal it with a product like Model in a Bottle’s Eyebrow Sealer ($12, modelinabottle.com).
In the heat, nothing feels better than a refreshing cool mist. If you don’t have a cabana boy at your service, try a makeup refreshing mist such as e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set ($3, eyeslipsface.com). This cooling and invigorating spray contains aloe, cucumber, green tea and vitamins and not only helps to set your makeup in the morning, but revives it during the day as well.
Watch: How to incorporate summer colors into your makeup
Lean how to use makeup colors and the colors of the season to look great in the summer. SheKnows.com and their celebrity makeup artist, Allison Pynn, show you how easy it is to use colors that fit the season.