I’ve been laying out lately by the outdoor pool by my apartment and thought it would be fitting to do a post on my beauty must-haves to wear while you’re out in this major heat wave we’re having! It’s not pretty to have makeup melting down your face, your mascara running or a nice red sunburn forming. This may look like a long list but these products have been getting me through the hottest days while looking good and feeling good too!
Cover FX Cream Foundation
This product is an absolute MUST-HAVE! It really is budge proof and I can always count on it to stay on from day to night. I use this as concealer but it can be used as foundation depending on how much coverage you need. They also include SPF 30 in them and that is a perfect bonus!
Marcelle BB Cream
BB Creams are huge these days and pretty much every makeup (and skincare) brand out there is coming or has come out with their own version. Marcelle’s BB Cream is perfect for a hot summer day because it gives you light coverage without going bare and helps treat your skin. It applies as a liquid and dries to a matte finish so it’s perfect for helping you maintain a gorgeous face without the shine!
You can find blush, bronzer and highlighters within NARS’s range of multiples. These are perfect to wear in the humidity as they stick to the skin more than powders do. You don’t necessarily need to go with NARS as there are plenty of brands out there that offer their own cream blush/bronzer/highlighter products but I enjoy swiping some Copacabana or Palm Beach on to give my skin a beautiful added glow!
Maybelline Bouncy Blush
Powder blush is bound to come off within seconds of being hit by water or sweat so that’s why I like using cream blush when I know I’m going to be out in the sun for long periods of time. They add a natural flush and glow to the skin and are budge-proof when faced with the seasonal elements!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner/Urban Decay 24/7 Liner
If you’re prone to getting watery eyes out in the sun, it’s a good idea to purchase a few long wearing eyeliners! Urban Decay and MUFE carry some of my favourites! I know when I go for either of these brands eye liners, I can rest assured knowing that the liner I left the house in will be there when I come back!
L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows
These eyeshadows are perfect for a hot, sunny day! They come in many shades that look absolutely gorgeous when hit by the sun and they don’t budge even when you feel like you’re melting. They make the eyes sparkle and look hot when you wear them on a gorgeous Summer day! My favourite picks from the line to wear for a hot summer look are their bronze and neutral shadows like Sahara Treasure, Amber Rush and Bronze Divine. A bronzey eye for the Summer is an absolute must-have!
Revlon Lip Butter/Lip Balm with SPF
You don’t want your face to shine under the sun but you definitely want your lips to! For lips especially during the summer, I always go for a lip balm/lipgloss with SPF or a more recent lip balm I’ve been loving, Revlon’s new lip butters! They don’t have SPF but they moisturize my lips really well and come in a variety of fun summery shades! However, I do like applying Fresh’s Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments underneath lipsticks as they have SPF 15 in them.
Make Up For Ever Waterproof Mascara
I know we all don’t set out to look like a raccoon in this hot and humid weather, but sometimes it happens. It’s important to find a waterproof mascara that you like as I know some of you may dislike them.There are also products out there that waterproof your favourite mascaras which might be a good idea to look into for those of you who really don’t like the feel of waterproof mascara! I enjoy wearing Make Up For Ever’s Waterproof Black Mascara. I’m not particularly a fan of using waterproof mascara but I can’t go without it when I know I may sweat or be swimming and this mascara doesn’t leave my lashes crunchy and spider-y looking!
Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray
I’m always straightening my hair these days so to prevent flyaways and make sure my bangs and everything stays in place, I give it a good spray with Tresemme’s Tres Two Hairspray. It doesn’t make my hair feel crunchy but it still holds everything I need in place and it’s not sticky either!
I hate when sweat mixed with hair gets in my hair so I always have a clip or band on me when I go out. They make sure your style stays in tact and also help you cool down by letting your skin breath a little more without hair being matted down to it. I don’t wanna look like a wet dog when step into the water either so I always put my hair up to make sure it still looks good when I get out!
Coppertone Sport Sunscreen
Obviously to conclude this look, you HAVE to top it off with some SPF! I’ve been known to risk it and go out into the blistering heat sans SPF and have had to suffer the consequences with some pretty brutal burns but I’ve learned my lesson and I don’t wanna end up looking like an old hand bag when I’m older so I always make sure to slather some on before I go out. I’m not a fan of lotion sunscreen, it kinda gives me the creeps, so I like sticking to a pleasantly scented spray sunscreen like Coppertone’s Sport Sunscreen. I love using it for the days when I take a jog around the neighborhood or am indulging in some ultimate frisbee because it stays put even when you’re sweating!
Totally not related to beauty what-so-ever but music always pumps me out before I’m going out whether it be jamming to some Spice Girls (admit it, you do too! :P) or doing some shuffling to LMFAO. I also take my iPod out with me when I’m lounging at the pool or going for a run. Music always makes me feel good even when I feel (and look) like a sweaty mess 🙂
So, what do you guys consider your must-have beauty items for hot Summer days?! I know I could’ve gone on and on with this post, but I wanted to keep it as short (even though it really isn’t) as possible while touching upon each category. I hope you guys are enjoying this weather as much as I am! I love shopping for summer clothes, bikinis and all of the Summer makeup collections that come out! So, lets all soak it up, live it up and make the most of this gorgeous season 🙂
Hugs, Kisses & Glitter,