All of us have been there, those humid days when you HAVE to be outside (for a wedding, a party, a family reunion, whatever) and your makeup doesn’t make it past the first 20 minutes. Soon you find yourself a sweaty mess, complete with clumping or cakey foundation, melting liner, and sticky lips. This, ladies, is the summer face melt. Yikes.
I can’t be the only one who is struggling to keep it together in this crazy summer heat. Being hot, sticky, and uncomfortable only irritates me, but luckily I’ve found some solutions to staying pretty and preventing the classic (and all too familiar) “face melt” of summer beauty. Hey, at least now we have long lasting, humidity proof makeup to be happy about, right?!
1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector SPF 30, $7.19. We’ve already discussed the magic of BB creams, but these really come in handy during the summer heat. One product, one application, and one easy step to a smooth, even, fresh face. Being a multi-tasking product really helps, so you don’t have to layer on moisturizer, primer, and foundation (which tend to cake up and melt in the heat). The SPF will keep you protected from those harmful UVs!
2. Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Customer Bronzer Blush & Eye Shadow, $9.19. This lightweight compact is a triple threat of bronzer, blush and shadow. The light reflecting properties of shimmery shades of golden tans and browns are perfect for a long-lasting beachy glow and don’t require layers of application.
3. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer, $20.00. The name says it all! Insure your lids with this sweat-proof primer. Shadows and liners will stay on all day without worry, and this primer consistently gets top knotch reviews; definitely worth the 20 dollar investment!