I love summer — the barbecues, swimming, warm nights, sun dresses, and so on. As much as I love layering and cute boots in the fall, there’s nothing like planning a cute outfit for a summer party. What I don’t enjoy though, (and I’m sure I’m not alone on this one) is melting makeup. Yuck!
Once you’re outside for a couple hours, it’s easy for makeup to lose its glamour. Even if you’re going for a natural look, that tinted moisturizer can turn oily and your gloss can be all over your chin. Beautiful, right?
Oh, the horror stories. Raccoon eyes from sweating mascara? Flakey skin that you’re just now noticing in the sunlight (which shows everything)? Blotching tanner all over? I think it’s safe to say that must of us have experienced some horror story from failing beauty products in the summer. It’s important to laugh it off, spritz on some rosewater and understand that it’s hot, and it happens.
You don’t have to completely ditch your makeup routine just because you’re afraid of what it will look like after a few hours, though. Believe it or not, there are indeed products that will stand up to the sun and keep you looking beautiful and refreshed all day. We’ve researched the best products for you to consider when getting ready for a day out — all sure to be melt-proof!
Need a cool off? Before you start sweating off all of your makeup, try a refreshing face mist. It will boost your skin’s hydration, provide a dose of antioxidants, and leave you feeling refreshed. The light rose scent will leave you smelling and feeling fantastic, even in the blistering heat.
This is a great find for only $ 18, and very highly rated. The mist ensures an even, all over application, and you don’t even have to rub it in! It’s also instant, so if you need a quick tan, this is your best bet. Plus, it doesn’t have parabens or sulfates, so you can feel good about what’s on your skin.
Look no further for beachy waves. This spray is formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturizers to leave you with loose curls. It’s great for all hair types and best of all, it contains sunflower seed extract that provides natural UV protection while guarding against dryness, color fading, and brassiness.
This is a new product, but already has glowing reviews with great nudes for summer. Urban Decay’s proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout, and superior color dispersion. It’s also long-lasting and sure to keep you looking beautiful throughout the day.
This scrub is a sure bet to keep your skin soft and silky year round. The combination of shea butter and sugar is perfection, and just what your skin needs to feel exfoliated and moisturized. The scrub comes in a variety of scents, but our favorite, citrus, features citrus essential oils and sweet vanilla oil. It’s all natural and perfect for priming your skin before applying a self tanner.
This spray comes in small and large sizes, and is perfect for setting your makeup before you head out the door. It’s totally lightweight and non-sticky, so you’ll makeup will look fresh and flawless for up to 12 hours. It’s also dermatologist tested and alcohol-free.
Melt-Proof Summer Beauty Must-Haves