Easy Summer Makeup Tips to Try Now

Here’s how to score a sexy, melt- proof look—despite blazing hot temps! 

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1. Ace Your Base

If you’re a full coverage kind of gal, you don’t have to ditch your foundation, says celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. “Rather than a heavy application of a sheer product that needs to be layered to show up, a little bit of a dense, well pigmented product will feel more comfortable and look more natural during the summer months.”

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, $39, tartecosmetics.com 

2. Brighten Up

A bright lip that plays up warm summer skin is key, says Sotomayor.  “Bold lips are trendy and glam right now because they brighten your whole face, whether you choose natural eye makeup or a smoky look. Even nudes are a bit brighter and come in shades of peach and pink that are ‘natural,’ but still pop.”

CoverGirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Tan-Gel-O, $8, covergirl.com

3. Go for the Glow

“I love to use shimmering creams on my clients’ cheekbones,” says Sotomayor. “Cream or liquid shades of copper, bronze, and rose gold stay smoother than powders during hot weather and won’t get cakey.”

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Glow Drops, $35, philosophy.com

4. Make Your Peepers Pop

“Powder shadows are great because they absorb oil,” says Sotomayor. Start by swiping a primer on lids to keep shadow in place, then apply a long-wear formula. “Use your fingers or a sponge-tipped applicator to press the color onto your lids, close to the lash line. With a fluffy brush, blend the edges out smoothly for an ombré or ‘sunset’ effect.” If you want to give your look some major staying power, try layering a powder shadow over a cream, or paint, in complementary shades.

Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color, $62, sephora.com

5. Set it Off

Finish your look with two to four spritzes of setting spray that specifically controls excess oil and helps skin stay fresh. 

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, $31, sephora.com