9 Tricks for Updating Your Makeup This SummerWhen it comes to wearing cosmetics in the summer, you probably have noticed that anything you put on tends to melt off in the sweltering summer heat. That's where super lightweight, sheer, and creamy products can help. Here are nine tricks for updating your makeup this summer:

1. Apply a tinted moisturizer

Instead of wearing your usual full coverage foundation, switch to a tinted moisturizer for a sheer glow.

2. Use multitasking makeup

Keep it simple this summer -- invest in products that multitask. There are multisticks that you can use on your lips, lids, and cheeks.

3. Embrace a faux glow

Don't tan in the sun, which can cause premature aging and put you at higher risk for skin cancer. Rather, sweep powder bronzer all over your face to deepen your complexion. Then dust a shimmery bronze to accentuate your cheeks.

4. Switch to waterproof formulas

In the dead of summer, you should use cosmetics that won't sweat off or run. Choose waterproof mascaras and eyeliners that won't need to be reapplied throughout the day.

5. Layer on the sunscreen

Before putting on any makeup, you should ensure your skin is properly protected by first applying sunscreen. Look for a formula that has an SPF 30 or higher.

6. Don't forget the primer

Primers are essential for making sure makeup stays put all day long. Apply a primer after putting on sunscreen. Or better yet, use a primer that has built-in SPF 30 or higher.

7. Say no to luminosity

To avoid over-the-top shine, don't use cream foundations or anything too shimmery. This is because the humidity will make your face extra shiny and sweaty-looking.

8. Choose sheer shades

Deep colors look heavy in the summer. That's why you should switch to sheer versions of your usual lip and eye colors.

9. Wear lip stains

Ditch heavy matte lipsticks and wear lip stains instead. They are long-lasting and offer sheer, buildable coverage. Plus, you can always add lip balm to add moisture without worrying about the lip stain wearing off.

Here's to a sweatproof summer

The golden rule for summer makeup is that less is more. This means you should avoid wearing any foundations, concealers, and blushes that are too heavy and will just melt off right away. Choose lightweight, waterproof cosmetic formulas as a replacement that'll stay put all day.

References
  1. "15 Summer Makeup Tips to Sweat-Proof Your Look, According to Makeup Artists," Good Housekeeping, April 12, 2019.
  2. "The Best 8 Makeup Tips, According to Makeup Artists," Allure, June 22, 2019.

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