Summer is the best season to play with makeup because you can go crazy with colors and let your creative juices flow. You can, of course, let your creative juices flow all year round, but there’s something about summer that just makes you want to bust out the bright colors and experiment!
Unfortunately, the summer heat and makeup aren’t the best of friends. During the summer months, makeup can feel heavy and uncomfortable on the skin and nobody wants to pile a bunch of products on their face. There’s too much sweat for that!
This is why I made it my goal to find the best summer-proof makeup that can outlast the heat and sweat without feeling heavy on the skin. I rounded up eight products that you can incorporate into your routine at any time to help you combat the heat.
Check them out!
Sunscreen is a must all year round but it’s extremely important during summer. A lot of sunscreens can leave your skin feeling oily or heavy though, so they’re not exactly heat-friendly. And let’s not forget about the white cast.
Fortunately, the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is here to protect your skin without making it feel heavy or greasy. And you don’t have to worry about a white cast because this formula is invisible! This sunscreen also doubles as a primer so not only will it protect your skin but it will also prep it for your makeup and will help it last longer. This product is well-loved by the beauty community and I can understand why. It’s a must-have during the warmer months!
Can I just say, this is the base product of the summer! It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and it makes the skin look like skin. The formula is a light/medium coverage and it is more of a satin-matte which is a dream for people with oilier skin, especially during the summer. But even if you have drier skin, I think this could be your summer base because it’s very lightweight and it’s sweat and transfer-proof.
The shade range on this product is also really good. Because it is a sheer coverage product, the shades can adjust to many different skin tones without a problem. There’s a great mix of light, medium, and deep shades so everyone can enjoy this product during the summer months!
The Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion is one of the best bronzers ever! It has been a favorite of mine for many years and I think it’s the perfect summer-proof bronzer.
This is a gel-powder formula so it looks and blends like a cream on the face but it has the lasting power of a powder bronzer. The formula is also luminous but not shimmery so it adds dimension to the face and it enhances that coveted summer glow. Because of its unique formula, I find that this is quite long-lasting and waterproof which makes it perfect for summer (and all the seasons that come after it).
A summer look is not a summer look without blush. And while there are many amazing cream blush formulas out there, most of them are not sweat-proof. The Florence by Mills Cheek Me Later cream blushes pass the test though.
This is a cream-to-powder formula which makes it the perfect summer-proof blush. It blends into the skin like a cream and it sets like a powder so it won’t be moving around on your face. The fact that this sets down also means you get long-lasting color throughout the day. Even though the colors look intense they’re very sheer upon first application and you can build them up if you want more. The shade range consists of mostly neutrals but there are a few shades in the range that work perfectly if you want to achieve that ‘sun-kissed’ look this summer.
A good sweat-proof brow gel is a must during summer because no one wants their brows to move throughout the day. The Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Gel is the perfect brow gel to use if you want your brows to really stick in place, no matter the weather.
This is a great brow gel because not only is it affordable but it’s also waterproof and extremely long-lasting. It comes in a few different shades and fills in the brows beautifully. It adds a bit of volume and tint to the brows while setting and shaping them and the wand makes it super easy to be precise. Believe me when I say no amount of sweat will be able to remove this from your brows. It’s that good!
Colourpop Crème Gel Liners are the best affordable option if you’re looking to add a bit of color to your summer makeup routine. They come in a bunch of colors and they’re less than $5. If you haven’t tried these, now’s your chance!
Not only are these liners beautiful, but the formula is amazing. It’s easy to apply and blend out but once it sets, it’s set. It doesn’t transfer onto your lids and it doesn’t ever smudge. The formula is sweat and water-proof and the only way to remove it is with makeup remover at the end of the day. So if you’re prone to getting sweat in your eyes or you have oily lids, give these liners a go!
Let’s be real, most lipsticks out there are summer-proof because they’re usually waterproof in nature. But when it gets hot out I personally opt for lip products that feel more lightweight on my lips. I steer clear of creamy lipsticks and reach for my stains and matte lip products.
The Power Kiss Liquid Lipcolours by Mac are a great summer-proof option because they’re a long-lasting liquid lipstick that doesn’t feel heavy or uncomfortable on the lips. It’s very lightweight and you don’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the day. I find that especially helpful when I’m wearing a bright color which I tend to do more during the hotter months. These come in an array of neutrals and bold colors and I’m certain everyone will find their perfect summer shade within the range.
I couldn’t do a summer-proof blog post and not mention the classic All Nighter setting spray by Urban Decay. This is a cult classic for a reason: it makes your makeup last all night (duh!)
A few spritzes of this after you’re done doing your makeup will ensure your products lasts as long as they possibly can. You can also reapply it throughout the day if you feel like your makeup isn’t looking as fresh as it could be. This is an expensive product but it works and it’s one of the only setting sprays that actually sets your makeup in place and keeps it from moving. If you’ve yet to try this, don’t wait until next summer to do so. Try it now and thank me later!
And there’s your roundup. Eight summer-proof products that you can incorporate into your summer makeup routine today!
If you’re a sweaty-betty like me, please let me know your favorite sweat-proof beauty tips/products for summer in the comment section.
I hope this was helpful, and I’ll talk to you soon!