Beat the Heat With Summer Makeup That Lasts

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As summer rapidly approaches, melting makeup is the last thing you want to worry about. How do you get your look to last while having tons of fun in the sun?

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

To keep your face makeup pristine, start with a mattifying primer to control oil, ensure even foundation application, and help your makeup last all day. My favorite primer is Too Faced Primed and Poreless, and Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum is another gorgeous, though pricey, option.

Matte finish foundations with SPF are ideal for hot weather. Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 is long-lasting and gives a comfortable matte finish with plenty of glow. Almay TLC Truly Lasting 16 Hour Makeup SPF 15 is another great option at a much lower price.

To get even more mileage out of your foundation, consider topping with sheer powder or a spritz of makeup setting spray like Urban Decay All Nighter.


Primer is essential for summer-ready eyeshadow as well. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer ($18) basically revolutionized my eyeshadow experience. It makes colors pop, prevents creasing, and guarantees a full day of perfect wear time.

Cream and gel eyeliners last longer than pencil. I still can't seem to give up my pencil, so I layer powder eyeshadow on top to keep it from disappearing.

Charlotte Ronson Double XO Lipstick/Lipstain in Katherine
Charlotte Ronson Double XO Lipstick/Lipstain in Katherine

There are a couple ways you can approach summer lip color. If you're just looking for a light, sheer pop of color without exceptional staying power, try a tinted lip balm like Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter or Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Coral.

For long-lasting color, I like using lip stains that leave my lips tinted for hours. Charlotte Ronson Double XO Lipstick/Lip Stain and Revlon ColorStay Just Bitten Lipstain are great options that are available in pretty, flattering colors.

Those are my favorite tips and products for long-lasting looks. Now go play outside in your heat-proof makeup!

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