Makeup is an interesting thing. What may work one day, can be your nightmare the next. This is certainly true when it comes to makeup in California summers. I can walk out of my house with my makeup looking amazing and return home looking like a hot mess.
When temperatures start to increase, you can’t help but sweat. You don’t need me to tell you that when you wear makeup and it ends up just wiping off, it can be very frustrating. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve found effective (and affordable) products that will help you keep your flawless makeup all day long.
1. Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer ($6.49)
Primers are an essential factor in having long lasting makeup. For summer in particular, matte primers are the way to go. Primers are the foundation to your makeup routine and without it, your makeup will be slipping and sliding all over your face within an hour. Now Rimmel London wins in my book because it is not only a very affordable brand, it is also very reliable. Due to the fact that this primer is matte, it will keep your face shine free all day. If you have oily skin, just use a little bit over your T-Zone and it should give you a smooth, clean finish.
2. Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara ($7.99)
When you think of mascara, you probably think of eyelashes, but Maybelline has branched out and created a new line of eyebrow mascaras. During the summer, this is a great product to use over your wax or powder brow kit because it will give your eyebrows a more natural look, and it will also set them in place all day. Now if you get sweaty in the hot sun, you don’t need to worry about wiping off your brows.
3. Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner – Everlast ($5.19)
Liquid eyeliners are always a smarter choice over the summer because they are not wax-based and will lessen the chance of getting “raccoon eyes.” However, some liquid liners can still wipe off by perspiration or oily skin. Milani’s Infinite Liquid Liner is a great option because it is waterproof and lasts a full 24 hours. I have been using this product for years and no matter how much I sweat, my liquid liner will stay in place.
4. L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Waterproof Mascara ($9.99)
Voted by Totalbeauty 2015 as one of the best waterproof mascaras, L’Oreal Paris Double Extend Waterproof Mascara is an amazing product to use specifically in the summer. With products like mascara or eyeliner, waterproof is always a plus. This is because the agent that makes the mascara water resistant is wax. This is a perfect option for summer because the wax helps to hold the curl of the lashes longer than a standard mascara would. Therefore, your eyelashes be clump free, smudge-proof and will look even better than usual.
5. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($6.29)
This particular BB cream is a perfect summer option because it serves many purposes. Where foundations can feel cakey and heavy, this product is extremely fresh and lightweight. It doesn’t clog your pores and has SPF 30 sun protection inside. Skincare is very important and having too much sun exposure can be harmful for your face. That is why this is a great alternative because you can have two in one.
6. Korres Lip Butter ($12)
Putting on lip gloss or lipstick on a hot day can feel like you’re rubbing maple syrup all over your mouth. That’s where Korres Lip Butter come in. It is not only a brand dedicated to quality and natural ingredients, it is also very gentle and moisturizing. Korres focuses on lotions and skincare. That is why the lip butter is a great choice because not only does it keep your lips hydrated all day, it provides the moisture of a chapstick and the pigment of a lipstick.
7. L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($13.79)
While primer serves as a base, the Infallible Makeup Setting Spray is what is used as the final, most important top coat. Your makeup can look amazing, but if you do not finish your routine with setting spray, then it will all wipe off within a few hours. The Infallible Setting Spray beats other setting sprays because it is both affordable and effective. It keeps your make up lasting all day and does not make your skin oily.
There are many different makeup products out there, but if you are looking for products that are both effective and wallet-friendly, then these are my top recommendations for a melt-free summer!
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