From foundation, to mascara, to lip balm, there are so many products out there that are targeted for the summertime. I want to share with you some of the products that I have found to be the best. Whether it be for a vacation or for daily use, all of these products are definitely something worth trying!
Mac – Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
One of the best foundations that I use in the summer is the Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation by MAC. The reason I love this foundation so much is because it is water-resistant, full coverage, and super long-lasting. It is great for those hot summer days because it is completely sweat proof. Also, it is great for any skin type as it is oil-free, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist tested. So if you are planning on going on a vacation somewhere hot, definitely pick this foundation up before you go!
Mac – Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm with SPF 35
MAC’s Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm with SPF 35 is another great summer product. This can be worn under foundation or alone. I personally think that this product provides enough coverage to act as a foundation itself (unless you are a fan of very full coverage). It has a nice tint to it so as to improve the look of your skin’s texture and to blur imperfections while providing some natural looking coverage. It also helps to control oil and even out your skin tone. It’s perfect for a very natural makeup look. The reason this product is great for summer is due to the fact that it provides your skin with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 35. This product truly is a great multi-tasker!
Makeup Setting Mist
Supergoop! – Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
This product is a mist that you spray on to your face after you are finished with your makeup. It sets your makeup with a very nice matte finish. You can also wear it alone if you are not wearing any makeup. This product is amazing, as it works wonderfully to set your makeup, helps to control oil and shine, and provides you with SPF 50! I used this last year when I went on vacation to South Carolina in August (where I spent literally all day in the hot sun) and my face did not burn once! The great part about it is that it’s easy to transport with you, so I just kept this with me in my beach bag and reapplied it as needed. It has a nice rosemary and mint scent and it is a nice skin refresher when applied throughout the day.
Jack Black – Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
This is the best lip balm for summer, hands down! I use this when I am out in the sun all day and my lips have not burned once. I actually had a terrible experience with my lips burning when I was on vacation in Florida one year. My lips burned so bad that when I woke up the next day my whole mouth looked swollen, my lips turned this awful dark red/purple color, and it was so painful I didn’t even want to touch them. Since then, I have learned not to go on vacation without a good Lip Balm with SPF! However, I have found that most chapsticks with SPF have a terrible flavor and after taste to them. It almost makes them miserable to wear. The Jack Black lip balm does not have that problem at all. There is no terrible after taste whatsoever. There actually are a couple of different flavors and they are all wonderful (my favorite is the original natural mint & shea butter). This product has a nice creamy texture and is wonderful for soothing dry, chapped lips, while protecting them from the sun.
Blinc – Mascara Amplified
This is one of the best water-resistant mascaras that I have found, which makes it great for summer. This mascara is smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant, and flake-proof. This mascara works by coating the lashes and forming tiny water-resistant “tubes” around the lashes. The best part about this mascara is that it doesn’t even require make-up remover to get it off! The worst part about most waterproof mascaras is that they are so hard to remove, and a lot of the time it takes out your eyelashes with it! With this formula, all you have to do is apply some warm water and essentially peel the tubes off of your lashes. It is so cool, because you can actually see the tiny tubes in your hand as it comes off. Overall, this formula gives your lashes great volume and coverage and is very gentle at the same time.
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