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4 Summer Makeup Must-Haves

4 Summer Makeup Must-Haves

The heat of the summer months present a challenge to even the most seasoned makeup pros. Excessive humidity can make a matte face look oily, and by the time 5 PM rolls around, you’re probably looking for your face along with your car keys. The good news is, makeup slippage doesn’t have to be a given. To keep your makeup in place, there are a few summer makeup must-haves that no beauty bag should be without. Ahead we’ll take a closer look at your next skincare purchases.

Oil-Free Moisturizer

Heat and humidity are notorious for ramping up the oil production in our faces and while it’s tempting to skip your moisturizer, that’s a big no-no. Doing so only causes your skin to overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil and exacerbating the problem. Instead, opt for an oil-free moisturizer.

Try this: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer


While sunscreen is a must-have any time of the year, it’s even more important to wear sunscreen in the summer months. Not only are UV rays stronger in the summer, but during the warmer months, you’re probably spending more time enjoying the great outdoors and therefore increasing your exposure. So when you’re out and about enjoying the summer sun, don’t forget the most important summer must-have — sunscreen. For deeper skin tones, you might want to look for a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast.

Try this: Glossier's Invisible Shield

Makeup Primer

The heat and humidity in the summer months are notorious for causing makeup slippage. When you spend time putting your makeup on every morning, you probably want to make sure it stays in place. To ensure that your efforts aren’t wasted and your face looks as good at 6 PM as it did at 6 AM, you want to add a primer to your beauty bag. These little tubes are magical year-round, but during the summer months, they can be indispensable.

Try this: Estee Lauder: The Mattifier Primer

Makeup Setting Spray

Primers aren’t the only products that keep your makeup in place. Setting sprays can be invaluable for making sure your makeup stays where you put it. These helpful products essentially act like hairspray for your face. Usually with a blend of water, alcohol, and film formers, they typically create a barrier that prevents your makeup from slipping.

Try this: Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

We all know that it takes time to get the perfect face of makeup each morning, and many of us have felt the annoyance of checking the mirror around lunch only to find a shiny, oily mess where our makeup used to be. Lucky for you though, there are plenty of little helpers to help your makeup stay put.

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