As summer progresses and temperatures rise, we find ourselves less and less motivated to apply a full face of makeup, because at some point during the day, it will literally just melt right off. When applying makeup in heat, it’s almost a better idea to stick to a few key products that are going to give you a healthy glow and leave you feeling like you’ve put in an effort.
We’ve rounded up ten great products to help you do just that! Stay cool!
YSL – Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking
Mascara is the one product that really makes a difference when applied; even if you decide not to apply anything else. The new Shocking Mascara from YSL creates massive lash volume. The amplified helix brush coats your lashes evenly and creates instant volume in one stroke. The Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking is available in six different shades that you can pick up at your local Sephora store.
MAC – Instacurl Lash
Sticking with the theme of voluminous lashes, MAC has just released one of the most innovative new volume mascaras yet. The curved wand fits to the curve of the eye perfectly capturing lashes from corner to corner while the twirled wand provides lashes with added volume and length. The MAC Instacurl Lash will be available July 7th 2016 online and in-stores.
Kevyn Aucoin – Neo Bronzer in Capri
There’s nothing better than a glow during the summer months. This Neo Bronzer in the shade Capri give you a perfect pinky, golden glow. The vibrant colour brings out your healthy glow bringing life back to your skin. The added highlighter gently reflects light in the places where the sun would naturally touch on your face. This product is formulated without sulfates or parabens.
Givenchy – Prisme Libre Magnolia Edition
In the event that you decide to apply foundation this summer (and/or a full face of makeup), it’s important to remember to set your skin. Heat and sweat really take a toll on makeup and it can actually move makeup off your skin causing some pretty harsh creasing. This lightweight quad powder from Givenchy is perfect for mattifying and colour correcting your skin, whether you’ve applied makeup or you just want to add a little something to your bare skin. You can purchase this refreshing powder at your local Givenchy counter.
Tom Ford – Soleil Blanc
It’s important to mask your sweat in the summer months and what better way to do it than with a little Tom Ford. This particular fragrance is inspired by remote private islands and combines notes of cardamom oil, bergamot, benzoin extract, coco de mer, and pistachio. The scent is sultry and seductive and perfect for those romantic summer dates. Find Tom Ford scents at Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay and your local Sephora stores.
Urban Decay – Eye Shadow Primer Potion – Original
Creased eye shadow is never a good look! Not only can you see it, but you can actually feel the shadow weighing down in your crease. The Original Primer Potion from Urban Decay is perfect for prepping lids and filling in any little wrinkles that might be in and around the eyelid area. The primer is guaranteed to last for twenty-four hours, but please make sure you don’t go to bed with it on! Find Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion at your local Sephora store.
NARS – Nail Polish in Orgasm
We all love the infamous Orgasm Blush from NARS, so why not love the nail polish too? This beautiful peachy-pink shade with gold sheet is perfect for the summer months. Every one of NARS’ nail polishes are a high gloss finish and will compliment your tan and glow perfectly. Find NARS Orgasm and other polish shades at Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay and your local Sephora stores.
Dior – Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm
This is by far the best lip balm you will ever purchase! Dior’s Creme de Rose helps to smooth and plump lips while protecting and hydrating simultaneously. It also has SPF 10, so it will help to protect your lips from sun damage, so long as you continue to reapply. Find Dior products online and in-store at Sephora.
OUAI – Wave Spray
The thought of adding additional heat to already heated hair is not a pretty. Our hair gets so sun-damaged and dry in the sun, that it’s sometimes better to go au natural. This is where the OUAI Wave spray can help! This weightless texture spray helps to create undone, messy waves that will form and hold in your hair. An even spray in damp hair is all it takes! Rock your beach waves this summer and your hair will thank you later.