Summer is the time for outdoor fun in the sun. While relaxing days at the beach, and spending time outdoors is lots of fun, the heat and humidity can be tough on your skin and makeup. But if you know how to make makeup last all day, you can enjoy summer adventures without worrying about your makeup.
Tips to Keep Your Makeup On All Day
For me, summertime is a carefree time and I want my makeup routine to be the same. My number one priority is protecting my skin in the sun. So I always wear SPF and other than that I want to look my best without looking like a sweaty mess.
While I think less is best for makeup no matter the season, during the summer this is even more important. When you have layers of makeup it's hard to get a natural look. Plus, when its hot outside and you'll be sweating, the extra makeup on your skin makes it hard for your skin to breath. So my #1 tip for summer makeup is to keep it to a minimum. Sure you can wear more at night and for special occasions, but for your everyday makeup routine, keep it simple.
Skin Care to Help Your Makeup Last
One common mistake people make is they forget how a good skin care routine impacts your makeup. What do I mean by this? Well, it's two fold. First, if you have a good skin care routine your skin will be properly nourished, it won't be too dry, or too oily. And, your skin will naturally look and feel better even without makeup. When your skin looks this good, you won't need layers and layers of makeup.
The second thing about a good skin care routine is that the right skin care can actually help your makeup stay on better. For instance, if your cleanser is making your skin oily then your makeup will look oily too. Or if you're using too many products you'll have the same problem. So this is where I like to go with multi-purpose solutions like LimeLife's Perfect Sunscreen. This sunscreen is 3 products in one. It is a moisturizer, primer, and sunscreen all in one. By using just 1 product and getting all these benefits, you minimize the layers of cream you put on your face.
Minimize The Products You Use for Everyday Makeup
Just like I recommend going with as few products as possible for your skin care routine, in the summer I think it's important to do the same with makeup. Keep it simple with products that work well together and will last all day. Knowing how to make makeup last all day is really just about knowing how to simplify your routine.
Steps To Help Your Makeup Last All Day
- Sunscreen/primer to protect your skin and help your makeup last
- Foundation, powder, or concealer to even skin tone. Keep the layers to a minimum
- Waterproof mascara and eyeliners that are longwearing
- Setting powder and/or setting spray to help makeup stay on
- Proper cleansing at the end of the day to remove makeup and get skin prepped and looking its best for the next day
My Favorite Picks for Summer Makeup
I always try to keep my makeup routine quick and easy, but that is especially true in the summer. After all, if I'm hitting the beach and going to be swimming all day I don't need much makeup at all. And, you may even be one to skip it all together until the end of the day when you're getting ready to go out at night. Whatever your makeup style and preference is, I have a few LimeLife favorites that can help your makeup last all day.
LimeLife Perfect Sunscreen for Face and Body
I already mentioned it above so I won't go into a lot of detail, but LimeLife's Perfect Sunscreen is a great multi-purpose product. It protects your skin from UV rays. And, it also moisturizes, nourishes, and primes your skin. This organic sunscreen has plant-based ingredients that give you the firming effect of Retinol. While B3 helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.
LimeLife Perfect Foundation
LimeLife's Perfect Foundation is a cream-based foundation that works with all skin types. It doesn't clog your pores so it's good for people who have oily skin or acne. As a foundation with more pigment than you get with other brands, a little bit goes a long way so you don't have to wear much at all. This is especially nice on a hot day. LimeLife foundation is light, and so comfortable you can't even feel it on your face.
Perfect Translucent Powder or Perfect Color Powder
My go-to powder is the translucent powder. This professional powder sets your foundation and gives you a flawless complexion. It is so soft and lightweight you can't even feel it. While I love it year round, I especially love it in the summer because it absorbs excess oil. Just what I need when I'm sweating on a hot day.
Another option is LimeLife's Perfect Color Powder. Available in 10 colors, this powder is also a great option for setting your foundation. Like the translucent powder it is finely milled so it gives you a silky, matte finish. You can wear this powder to set your foundation. Or, wear it instead of foundation.
Makeup Setting Spray
A setting spray is a must-have during the summer. This is hands down one of my favorite LimeLife products and one of the few items I wear every day. LimeLife offers two different setting sprays in full size and travel size options.
The best setting spray for mature skin is LimeLife's Time Setter Setting Spray. This lightweight and refreshing spray sets your makeup to keep it in place for 16 hours. This oil-free spray keeps makeup from settling into fine lines, and it gives you a youthful look.
For those with oily skin, the Oil Strike Setting Spray is the better option for you. Like the Time Setter Spray, Oil Strike lasts 16 hours and gives you a beautiful soft, matte finish. This fine mist spray absorbs excess oil and keeps your makeup in place no matter how hot it gets.
Makeup Primer Spray
There is one more spray that I haven't mentioned yet and that's the First Base Priming Spray. If you use LimeLife's Perfect Sunscreen that has the primer built in you don't need the spray. However, if you use a different sunscreen. Or, if you wanted an added layer of protection to keep your makeup in place, then the oil-free First Base spray is a great choice. And you can purchase the Spray & Stay Collection to save $10 when you purchase this primer and setting spray bundle.
Makeup for a Summer Glow
The few products I mentioned above are what I consider the go-to items for a beautiful complexion, especially on a hot summer day. However, when you want to add a little color, summer glow, or finish off your look; here are a few other best sellers that you may like.
- Waterproof Mascara- LimeLife's Making Waves Waterproof Mascara does not budge! You get long, soft lashes with color that lasts all day.
- Bronzer or Blush- when you want to add a little color without getting a tan.
- Perfect Glow Drops or Highlighter Powder- when you want to add a little natural glow to your skin.
- Perfect Lip Balm-While you could wear any LimeLife lipstick, or gloss to round out your summer look, I think the tinted Perfect Balm is a great way to add a pop of color. This is also a multi-purpose product so you can use it on your cheeks and lips.
I hope the tips and products I've shared help you this summer and let you embrace the hot summer days with makeup that holds up under condition.