For those of us north of the equator, summer is officially in full bloom. Many of us have already dusted off our breezy summertime attire or perhaps lopped off our locks to prepare for the heat. But before you head out to replace last year’s crusty sunscreen bottle, keep in mind a few of these essential summer beauty products.
Tinted Moisturizer with SPF
Now I won’t launch into my sermon on sunscreen. I’m sure you’ve all been informed by now on the importance of sun protection. However, if this is new news be sure to check out the articles on Style, Birchbox and Huffington Post.
If anything, protect that lovely face of yours! I highly recommend a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen such as Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20. Or if you’re on a budget, simply cocktail sunscreen with your foundation for that protective coverage.
Cream Eye Shadow
Runny eye makeup is neither enjoyable or stylish. Regular powder-based shadows are typically finicky in heat and humidity, so switch them out for a long-lasting cream shadow! I’d personally suggest Smashbox’s 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow which has received rave reviews on their crease-free, all-day-wear formula. Remember: You can always layer powder eye shadows over the cream base for added dimension.
Lip and Cheek Tint
Whoever thought of combining a lip and cheek tint certainly understood women! I especially love my Stila Convertible Color Lip and Cheek Stain during the beach months when “subtle” post-swimming makeup touchups are necessary. I even find that this stain lasts longer during the humid months in comparison to traditional blush, which can disappear with perspiration. I mean, not that we ladies sweat or anything!