More than ever, it's so important to use primer in the summer. The oils of your skin are known to separate foundation, causing you to look blotchy and uneven. Finding a primer with SPF is definitely the way to go. The last thing we want is sun damaged skin.
Try this: MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 (Shop Now)
Seriously, change up your shade! You don't want to be walking around looking like you're wearing foundation that's shades too light for you. As your skin gets that gorgeous, sun-kissed flow (we want to keep all year long), you will need to upgrade your foundation shade and type. You don't want to sit and cover it all up, so finding a great tinted moisturizer a shade or two darker than you usually wear in the winter is going to be your best bet.
Try this: Nars Cosmetics Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum (Shop Now)
One of my biggest pet-peeves is watching people apply bronzer to their entire face. WRONG! Bronzer, when used correctly, is supposed to highlight the places where you would usually tan. Forehead, temples, right below the cheekbones, and down the bridge of your nose.
Try this: Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer (Shop Now)
Show your lips some love this summer. Make sure to protect them and exfoliate them to avoid the dreadful dry, flaky lip effect that can happen in the summer. Yes, your lips need sunscreen, too. Since the sun can be extremely drying, keep them soft and smooth by using a rich lip balm with SPF.
Try this: Coola Liplux SPF 30 (Shop Now)
Try this: Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub (Shop Now)
Switch to waterproof formulas. There's nothing worse than having your liner or mascara start running down your face midday. With your inner body heat, combined with summer's high heat temperatures, most anything will either end up running or need reapplication. A waterproof liner won't smear or run and can even swim while you're in the pool.
Try this: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Ink Eye Liner (Shop Now)
Cream eye shadows are meant for the summer; they will change your life. They are more water-resistant and long-wearing than powder shadows. They won't budge through the oils and sweat that will conjure up during the summer heat.
Try this: Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes (Shop Now)
Blot or spray, don't smear. If you feel sweaty, take a tissue or blotting paper and blot lightly, don't rub. If you feel like you need a midday refresher, try a refreshing spray to give you that added moisture you're craving without removing your makeup.
Try this: Evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray (Shop Now)