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Under $25 Products You NEED for Summer-Proof Makeup

The summer heat is in full effect. And when you’re a makeup lover like me then it’s a constant struggle to maintain a clean face.  After a few years of struggling with melting eye makeup, smudged eyeliner, and patchy foundation, I’ve finally found the solution for summer-proof makeup.  (YES! It’s possible.)

These products aren’t for a natural face either.  I understand those that are willing to forego the coverage for lighter, more natural makeup in the summer.  But, I’m in school and more stressed than ever.  Stressed, for me, means breakouts.  So, I’m not going to walk out of the house feeling like I’m not ready for the day.  When I have my eyeliner, foundation, and contour on point then I can take over the world (with a strong cup of coffee, of course!).

So, here are the five products you NEED for summer-proof makeup…


The Keys to Summer-proof Makeup

Prevention is key.  It’s hard not to look cakey when you’re piling on powder after a sweaty walk through the dry (or humid) heat.  When you pile on powder it collects, clogs your pores, and settles in fine lines (which is probably not the look you’re going for).

So, let’s start with skincare.  You may think, “Hey it’s summer. My primer is hydrating enough right?”

No, no, and NO!  You have to moisturize properly so you don’t have excess sebum.  When you don’t hydrate your face creates sebum to counteract the dryness and this leads to clogged pores (and possibly more breakouts).  So remember to hydrate and protect your face with SPF!

The two keys to summer-proof makeup are: hydrate and prime!  With these two tips, your makeup will last ALL day!

The Five Products

  1. Facial Spray
  2. Primer
  3. HD Powder
  4. Setting Spray
  5. Lipgloss

Now, for the makeup portion. Once your face is fully hydrated. Use a facial spray to really lock in that hydration!  I love using the EVIAN facial spray at this step because it’s cooling on the skin and really helps my skin feel more refreshed.

(TIP: I also keep a bottle of this stuff in my purse because it just helps me feel refreshed after a long day in the heat.)

The next step is:Prime it.  I like to use a BB cream or CC cream with SPF as my primer because sun damage is no laughing matter.

After I prime my face, I put on my favorite liquid foundation.  I believe that layering on too many powder products just leads to cake face so I avoid it at all costs.  Since it’s summer the heat will definitely test your makeup so I would use your favorite long-wearing foundation.  Currently, my favorite is the NARS luminous weightless foundation.

Once your foundation is on, powder with an HD powder.  My favorite powder at the moment is the NYX HD powder because it doesn’t break me out and leaves my face with a soft finish.

(TIP: if you have dry skin, use the EVIAN Facial spray as your setting spray to prevent skin tightness and keep your face hydrated with a natural glow!)

After powdering my whole face and completing the rest of my makeup, I set it all with a setting spray.  I love the LOREAL Infallible setting spray.  Ever since hearing TATI from GLamLifeGuru rave about it, I knew I had to pick it up.  And coming from an oily girl, this stuff is amazing. My foundation lasts so much longer now!  No gross patches here!

Now, finish off your look with your favorite lip gloss.  In the summer, I like to carry around a lip gloss instead of lipstick because no one wants a tube of melting lipstick in their purse right?  RIP to all the lip balms and lip sticks I have lost to the summer heat…

And that’s it!  What tricks do you guys use to summer-proof your makeup? Comment down below!


**DISCLAIMER: I received the EVIAN Facial Spray free for reviewing purposes.

All opinions expressed are my own.**