Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to update your makeup bag for summer. Yes, this might not be 100 percent necessary for your beauty routine, but these five changes can help your makeup last during the hottest days of summer.
1| Ditch Foundation
I’m not a foundation person to begin with, so this one doesn’t necessarily apply me. However I do change from a BB cream to a CC cream, which is a slightly lighter formula. The goal from swapping out your foundation for a tinted moisturizer is to remove any heaviness from your face that might weigh your skin down during the hot summer days. You want light formula while still having coverage on your skin. Better yet, try only using a little concealer in your problem areas for best results.
2| Add Oil-Blotting Sheets
I have oil-blotting sheets with me at all times during summer. There is a pack in my purse, my makeup bag, my work bag…I always have some close by. They are an essential for removing excess oil, dirt and sweat from your skin during the day without messing up your makeup. I think these are such an underrated item to carry with you throughout summer, and they are definitely worth your money even if you don’t have oily skin.
3| Swap Finishing Powder For Spray
Powder formulas are going to give that caked-on, dry feeling on your skin that you’ll hate. No one has time for packed on powder, so swap this out for a finishing spray. You will see the same results in a long-lasting product that will keep your makeup in place without weighing your skin down in the process. What I love about this spray from Supergoop is that is contains SPF 50, which will protect your skin, too!
4| Go Waterproof
If you frequent the beach or lake during summertime, you’ll want to make this mascara change in your makeup routine. Waterproof formulas work wonders if you know you’re going to be in the water all day long. You can easily look presentable all day without your mascara running and stinging your eyes. (Trust me, this is NOT a good feeling.) Just make sure you have a proper eye-makeup remover that will easily wash away your mascara at the end of the day.
5| Remove Unnecessary Items
For me, my summer makeup routine looks extremely different from my makeup look in fall and winter. Why? I try to simplify my beauty routine as much as possible during summer. I don’t use blush or a ton of eyeshadow unless there is a special occasion. I try to stick to five products: concealer, bronzer, mascara, eyebrow pencil and lipstick. If you’re a girl who has a complex beauty routine, you might want to cut down on some makeup to save time and to give your skin a break from heavy products.
Do you change your makeup routine for summer? How? Do you have any tips to add? Make sure to leave a comment below!