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Summer Makeup Essentials

by Michele Zipp on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

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Heat and makeup -- two words that do not go well together. But just because it's summer doesn't mean this makeup loving mama can't wear a bit of color on her face...even on the most humid of days.

There are three summer makeup essentials that helps me look polished, but not overdone.

  1. Mascara -- I don't like leaving the house without some long, dark lashes. In summer, particularly when I am going to be at the beach or pool, I go with a waterproof or water-resistant mascara. L'Oreal Voluminous ($6.99) is my favorite mascara (they have it in waterproof, too), but I also really love Jane Iredale's Pure Lash ($15) water-resistant mascara.
  2. Bronzer -- The key here is to not over-bronze and to make sure you blend. I like to do a light dusting, then just dab a little extra on the apples of my cheeks for a kiss of tan. Sephora's Bronzer Powder ($16) has SPF 15 and comes in four different shades.
  3. Lip Stain -- Forget lipstick or gloss, lip stain gives your smooch a more natural look, which is better for daytime. Plus you won't feel all made up, yet you'll still have color on your pout. I love Cover Girl's Outlast ($7.49) and Bloom's Lipstain ($22). Both go on like a marker and last. 

What are your favorite summer makeup looks?

Filed Under: beauty, makeup, summer survival


  • auror...


    June 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    In search of all natural make-up products that don't instantly melt off my face...that's your new buzz project, GO! :)

  • Mama0...


    June 24, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    I'm in search of ANY makeup products that won't instantly melt off my face. lol  It feels like a waste of time to wear makeup out of the house during the summer, it's gone by the time I reach the car. Gotta love that Texas heat.

  • Blondee5


    June 24, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    I find that a face primer helps my makeup last all day. I have used expensive ones from dept.stores to inexpensive from the drug store- and quite honestly havent had problems with either. 

  • Guest
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    June 25, 2009 at 2:30 AM
    My makeup routine is shorter than Carmindy's Five-Minute Face...

    it includes applying Aveda's triple accent crayon for eyes, cheeks and lips to my lips most often...or on all three when I'm going all out :)...

    must say, even in hot, humid, sweat-inducing heat, it's fairly melt-off-your-face proof.

    Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee. Psalm 63:3
  • coppe...


    June 27, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    I like a goog bronzer and lots of lipgloss :)

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