Makeup products to use in the HOT summer!

                                                                         SUMMER MAKEUP THAT LASTS!!

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I really like to go pretty basic and minimal with my beauty routine in the summer.  I feel like most products melt away for me, even the ones claiming to be smudge-proof and sometimes even waterproof.  In my search for new and longlasting makeup I have found a few great products for the summer that I would recommend.  If you feel like your makeup is wearing off within an hour or two during the hot summer months check out some of these products.  Also let me know what your go-to summer products are…

Makeup is Forever Aqua Waterproof Eyeliner:  This eyeliner stays put but is still creamy and does not drag or tug on the skin around your eyes.  This is a great eyeliner, try it if you need a new one!

MAC Prolongwear Paint Pots:  Oily eyelid or see-through veiny eyed people, this is good stuff.  They are available in a plethora of shades and stay put all day!  Also another option for an eye primer that is a favorite of mine is the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Alternatively, you could use a longwear concealer such as MAC’s Prolongwear Concealer for a primer.

Revlon Colorstay or Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation: These foundations stay on a lot longer than most foundations.  I still have to set these foundations with a powder but it lasts at least half of the day if not longer with only one or two little powder touch-ups.  Also these come in many shades and for oily and dry skin types so just about anyone can find the right one.

BB creams: These are lightweight, feel great in the summer and do not make pores stand out as much as regular foundations do. *Tip: Always put a powder over top to keep shine at bay.  My personal favorites are: Maybelline, Loreal, and Garnier for oily skin.

Loreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara or Voluminous Waterproof Mascara: I NEED this for windy and extra sunny days because I have super sensitive and watery eyes.  This will still flake a little bit but at least once it dries it does not smear so you won’t have raccoon eyes… that is not a pretty look!  I think this gets the job done, that being said I do not recommend wearing waterproof mascara every single day because of the drying effect it has on the eyelashes.

Rimmel Stay Matte Transparent Powder:  This powder will keep you shine-free for a good amount of the day and works great on many skin types.  *A higher end option is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish.

Face Primers: I will be writing a more in-depth blog all about face primers soon! But for now my favorites are Rimmel Fix and Perfect, Elf Mineral Infused Face Primer, and BB creams used as a primer: Loreal’s Magic BB cream claims “to prime, perfect, hydrate and correct”. Also Maybelline’s BB Cream is great as well.

Anastasia Brow Pomade:  This brow product is a gel-like consistency.  This is waterproof and sweatproof and it is fantastic!  It really works!

Lip Products that have a little more lasting power:  Ulta Brand Lip Crayons and Lip Stains.  A good trick is to use a lip liner to fill in the whole lip and then your favorite lip color over top.   This simple technique will really make your lipstick stay on a lot longer.
Lastly, layering your makeup is a great way to make your makeup last all day!  A few examples of this is using regular old pencil eyeliner then layering a liquid or gel eyeliner over top. Or try using a cream blush and then a light layer of powder blush over it to set it and make it pop like you have a healthy fresh glow from within.

To give you an idea of what these products look like on the face, and maybe a little summer time makeup inspiration, check out pics below:
First are simple, natural, everyday looks:

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Summer Glam Looks:

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And that is it until next time,

           LOVE  from, BAM BAM BEAUTY! 
















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