Transitioning Makeup for the Summer

The summer is just around the corner, and there are so many things that need to transition. Obviously, with the weather being warmer, and the sun shining there's no need for heavy clothing or makeup. There's no need to wear the same heavy coats of foundation and colors in your makeup routine. Makeup is a great tool used to both cover the weaknesses and embraces the skin you're in.


In the summer time, you'll want to wear a foundation that feels light on the skin as well as a skin protectant from the sun. Try getting a foundation with an SPF of at least 30. Also, try using a tinted moisturizer or beauty balm for excellent coverage and protection during the hot summer days.Too Faced beauty balm is extremely light on the skin. It leaves it feeling like you have absolutely nothing on and covers any blemishes on the skin.According to Byrdie in the article 9 Foundations Makeup Artists Recommend for Hot Summer Days, Nars is said to be one of the best. It's a tinted moisturizer that has an SPF of 30.Allure recommends using concealer instead of foundation especially if you're going to the beach. In the article, The Top 8 Summer Makeup Tips using concealer covers blemishes and spots without having to touch it up. They also suggest applying Revlon's Photoready Concealer with your fingers allows it to last longer than liquid foundation.


When it comes to the mascara to use for the summer time, it should be waterproof. If the mascara isn't waterproof, it won't last as long. Allure suggests using waterproof mascara such as Cover girl's Last Blast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara to avoid the dreaded raccoon eyes.Another mascara that gives your eyes volumizing lashes is Too Faced Better Than Sex waterproof mascara. It's one the world's best-selling mascara and will lengthen your eyelashes with just one coat.Summer is the season for colorful and vibrant eye shadows. The eye shadows should be light in color and feel. The best colors to use as eyeshadows in the summer are pinks, peaches, purples, golds, and browns. Staying with the warm colors and avoiding the dark smokey colors is the best way to create a great look with eyeshadow in the summer.Using colorful eyeliner is a great way to express a summer look. It's a great way to brighten up the eyes, but use waterproof liner to ensure it has the staying power. Avoid using too much of the dark liners because after all it's summer and you'll want to stay with the cooler brighter colors.


Many makeup artists believe that the lip colors should be simple. However, it just depends on the persons choice. Choosing long-lasting lipsticks like mattes are best for the summer because it looks natural. If you want to be very bold with your lip color, try Loreal's Infallible Lip Paint. Or go more upscale and try the Too Faced Melted or La Creme Lipstick. You won't be disappointed!In completion keep your makeup at a minimum remember the weather is warm don't over do it with too many products.