Summer's essential makeup products
Oh, summer — hanging out by the pool, hosting picnics, and basking in the sun. While there are so many wonderful things about summer, wearing cosmetics isn't one of them. Until now. Ordinary foundations, eyeshadows, mascaras, and eyeliners don't hold up well against humidity and mugginess. That's when you need to invest in ones that will. Here are the ten smudge-proof cosmetics you need so you can look fabulous all summer long:
1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
This oil-free foundation delivers undetectable coverage and a fresh, hydrated glow for the most natural skin-like finish. In addition to weightless, long-wearing coverage and hydration, the formula minimizes the appearance of pores, conceals imperfections, and delivers broad-spectrum UV protection.
2. Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara
This mascara features a large brush and a sweat-proof, smudge proof formula that glides onto lashes like silk and delivers exceptional volume for up to 24 hours of wear. It doesn’t require touch-ups and doesn’t flake.
3. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
This long-wear blush is made of super soft, silky powder that's chock full of true-color mineral pigments. It lets you layer on your glow with no harsh lines or chalky build-up. Its micronized Amazonian clay helps control oil and infuse moisture for balanced skin and seamless blending.
4. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil
This creamy, demi-matte pencil lays down waterproof color that lasts all day. It glides on easily and goes anywhere you want to put it. And after the color sets, it won't budge. This 24/7 formula doesn't contain any mineral oil, paraffin or preservatives.
5. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24 Hour Eyeshadow
This shadow's ink technology creates super-saturated color and all-day wear shadow for the most intense, long-lasting color saturation.The cream gel formula glides on without creasing for vibrant color that never fades.
6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This award-winning multi-action concealer contours, highlights, corrects and perfects with creamy, medium-to-buildable coverage and a naturally radiant finish. Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue.
7. Smashbox Always On Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick
This long-wear, liquid lipstick saturates lips with bold color in a velvety-matte finish. It is infused with primer oil complex, a blend of jojoba, apricot, and sunflower oils, that keep lips comfortable.
8. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer
This featherweight eye primer locks down shadows for 24 hours of crease-proof, budge-proof, and waterproof wear. It grabs pigment and intensifies eye shadow color and neutralizes any lid discoloration.
9. MAC Pro Longwear Powder
This long-wearing face powder guarantees zero shine for up to 12 hours. It's sweat and humidity-resistant and gives a velvety matte finish with medium coverage. It's oil-free, non-drying, photo-friendly, and non-acnegenic.
10. Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer
This face primer quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals.
Summer on lock
The summer heat undoubtedly comes with a little sweat. But that doesn't have to translate to added stress. Makeup formulations are tested against more extreme conditions than ever before and with the right long-wear products and a smudge-proofed beauty routine at the ready, you can lockdown your look this summer and live up the season to it's fullest.
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- "15 Longwear Makeup Products That'll Stay Put No Matter What," Bustle, February 5, 2017.
- "29 Sweat-Proof Makeup Products Perfect for the Summer," Buzzfeed, June 23, 2017.