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Fun in the sun doesn’t have to mean hiding behind your glasses or opening up your camera app to check your makeup every other minute. Despite what a little bit of time under the hot summer sun might have you think, it’s possible to not immediately sweat off your BB cream and concealer. With a little bit of extra effort, you can make your makeup look sweat-proof and avoid having to blacklist outdoor activities. Follow along for some low maintenance, summer-friendly tips that will keep you looking fresh, no matter how high the humidity gets. No full face makeup required.
You know, on a sunny day, keeping your makeup from melting straight off your face isn’t the only thing that matters. Yes, it’s important! But you’ll also want to make sure you’re keeping your skin safe from sun’s damaging rays. After all, it could help you maintain a youthful glow for years to come. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen, with an SPF value of at least 15. If you’re worried SPF may make you greasy, don’t leave it out of your routine. Instead, look for a sunscreen with a matte finish. You can also try a moisturizer with SPF, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30.
You aren’t imagining it; your skin may be oilier during the summer. But don’t let it tempt you to over-wash your face. Use a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type no more than twice a day—once in the morning, and again at night. To help fend off shine, try using our best facial cleanser for oily skin, the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which leaves skin with a matte finish.
Nothing’s worse than going for a natural, beachy look and ending up with thick, cakey makeup on a sweltering day. It’s a makeup meltdown waiting to happen! To prevent clogged pores and patchy smears, go as light as you can with your face makeup. Skip foundation altogether and use a lightweight BB cream and concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic By Studio Secrets Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream and L’Oréal Paris True Match™Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer. Your makeup should be sheer enough to allow your sun-kissed skin to peek through, while still covering up any imperfections. And since your natural flush is visible, you can probably skip the blush—one less step to hold you back from hitting the beach. One last thing, before you call it a day on your face makeup, be sure to sweep a matte face powder over your face. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pro-Matte Face Powder, which is long-lasting and oil-free.
Even if you aren’t planning on hitting the waves, heat, sweat, and dampness in the air make a strong enough case to waterproof your eye makeup. Catching rays while wearing the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Waterproof Mascara means you can still get that thick, lush look, and stay smudge-free all day. As for eyeliner, replace your prone-to-smearing pencil with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner.
Lips are often overlooked when it comes to sun protection, even though the tender skin on your pout is incredibly susceptible to sun damage. Shield them with a tinted lip color infused with SPF, or—if you want color with more staying power—layer a liquid lipstick over a conditioning lip balm with SPF. For a pop of pink, try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Candyman.
Sometimes, when you’re at your sweatiest, thoughtful product picks aren’t enough to keep your products on your face. To avoid succumbing to those occasions, don’t forget to lock in your look with a few spritzes of a makeup setting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray.
Have a feeling you’ll need to update your skin care routine to suit the sweatiest season of the year? Head over to our article, 3 Clear Skin Tips for Humid Weather, to get your routine in shape for a sweaty summer.