As I look forward to the longer days and warmer nights of summer, I make sure to swap out some beauty items to beat the summer heat. Humidity + full face of makeup = a melted mess and breakouts! When the A.C. in my Jeep stopped working earlier this year, I realized that I would need to wear the least amount of makeup possible to prevent sweating off my look! Now that my A.C. is repaired, I have continued to use this little routine and I’m so happy with it. I still perspire because it’s hot out this time of year, but my makeup is staying put! Do you also swap out beauty items to help your skin adjust to a new season? Keep reading to see what I use for my summer beauty routine.
Swap out Dark Lipstick for Lighter,Brighter Lip Colors
This isn’t a ground breaking trend, but it’s something that I have to actively swap out because I have so many vampy, dark lip colors in my collection. While I adore matte lipsticks, I like to switch it up for something lighter and lower maintenance. Think of bubblegum pinks, corals, hot pinks, and pinky nudes. As pictured below, a tinted balm can keep your pout moisturized and rosy.
While lipglosses and balms make a low-key statement, you can take a risk by swiping on a hot pink that flatters your skin tone. Hot pink lips remind me of eating watermelon or drinking red wine sangria. My current favorite hot pink lip color is by Starlooks, featured below. P.S. Read this article to find the perfect pink lip color for your skin tone!
Swap Out Foundation for Tinted Moisturizer
This was the most important switch I made for my summer beauty routine. As much as I love my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, it completely melts off my face when it’s hot outside. Instead of looking for a sweat-proof foundation, I decided to give my skin a break and let it breathe. As a result, I did a bit of research and found that many people recommend It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50, but I didn’t want to shell out nearly $40 for one tube of makeup. I am frugal and go through products fairly quickly as I wear makeup every day (a choice I happily make). With that said, I did even more research and discovered solid reviews about Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector SPF 20. It’s about $10 and will last you about a month and a half. The coverage is more sheer, but I like it that way because I can wear it with the occasional spray tan. If I need a bit more coverage (to cover up a zit), I just dab a bit of my Maybelline foundation on a beauty sponge and tap it on my skin. Either way, this product does not melt off my skin nor does it cause breakouts if I sweat! Even better, it has retinol that fades dark spots and SPF 20. What coverup do you use in the summer time? If you only make one change in your summer beauty routine, let it be your foundation!
Swap Out Liquid Liner for Eyeshadow Liner
As much as I love a good black liquid eye liner, it just melts off my face in the summer time. I could find the perfect waterproof version, but I prefer wearing less makeup in the summer. With that said, I like to use a dark powder (like dark brown or black) on a wet eyeliner brush and apply it like just like liquid liner. It creates a softer line and is much lower maintenance because you know it won’t melt! It also makes for a sexy smoky eye that’s much more natural looking. Do you use this powder trick, too? Are you an eyeliner pencil girl through and through? Let me know what you use!
Swap Out Cream Blush for Liquid Bronzer
In the fall, winter, and spring months, I emphasize my porcelain skin by blending in this peachy cream blush, but I swap it out for a bronzer in the summer. There’s a good bronzer shade out there for everyone, including super pale me (laughs). Once you find the right shade, just blend a tiny amount on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Whether you use powder, gel, or liquid, a good bronzer will make you look healthy and give you some subtle color. If you are in the market for a powder bronzer, my favorites are Indian Earth Bronzer(lasts for 2 years!), Clinique True Bronze(my mom loves it and I borrow it anytime we’re together), and Benefit Hoola(super blendable).
As for skincare, I swap out lotions for oils after my night time shower. If you need a good face oil, try Olivia Care Rosehip Oil. It’s only $8 and it fades sunspots and acne scars. If you need a good body oil, invest in this firming oil by Omorovicza or this relaxing lavender body oil for $5!
What do you swap out for your summer beauty routine? Less is more? Let me know!