I believe we can all agree summer is the worst time to wear makeup in Texas. With temperatures soaring sky-high and the humidity making things worse, it can be hard to keep foundation, blush and even eyeliner from sliding off.
From graduations to weddings or even having a night out on the town, people want their makeup to last the night and look good without a filter.
Best Makeup Products for Summer.
The key to great makeup application is prepping an excellent base for foundation and various face products to adhere. By adding a face primer to your makeup routine, people are ensuring the longevity of their makeup as they celebrate the summer season.
The best primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer $16- $36 at Sephora
This primer will make sure the makeup lasts as long as you want it to. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer was designed with photography in mind. This silicone-based primer will ensure people are always camera-ready, especially when it’s time to take selfies and group photos with friends.
Much like its cousin the face primer, this product ensures eyeshadow will last all day and night. This product is particularly useful for those with oily eyelids, as it prevents eyeshadows from creasing and keeps eyeliner looking sharp enough to kill a man, even in the Texas humidity.
The best eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion $12-$20 at Ulta
This is one of the best primers on the market, and a little goes a long way to ensuring eyeshadow longevity. This product lives up to its claim of 24 hours wear (a feat I have managed once or twice), and keeps eyeshadow from bunging the whole night.
While an eyeshadow primer will help powder eyeshadow stay on longer, a cream provides not only more color payoff, but longevity. Cream eyeshadows offer a solid base for powder shadows to shine on. While a cream eyeshadow may not be necessary for someone wearing an eyeshadow primer, it definitely would not hurt to put it on to guarantee the makeup will last the night.
The best Cream Eyeshadow: Maybelline Color Tattoos $7 at Ulta
With a wide array of colors ranging from neutrals to bright, this inexpensive product will make people—and their wallets—happy. Color Tattoos can be worn with or without powder eyeshadow and are incredibly easy to work with because they are applied with fingers.
Liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now. From the Kylie Jenner lipstick kits to the makeup section at the local HEB, it is hard not to notice this new trend sweeping the makeup aisles. Liquid lipsticks are known for their staying power—something much appreciated in the Texas heat—with many lipsticks being able to last through most meals.
The best Liquid Lipstick: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick $20 at Sephora
This lipstick goes on as a liquid and dries matte. Once it is dry, it will stay on until it is removed after a long day of celebrating. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks come in a variety of colors. From vampy reds to bright pinks to dusty roses, there is a color to suit anyone’s needs and personality type. While it may seem insane to spend $20 on makeup, the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are very opaque, making the tube last longer than the average shelf life of solid lipstick.
Setting spray is the most crucial step when it comes to making sure your makeup lasts. Setting spray is the last step in the routine and replaces powders, which can become cakey in the summer heat. By spraying a small amount on their faces, people ensure the survival of all the products mentioned throughout this list.
The Best Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter $14- $30 Ulta
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray keeps makeup on lockdown for at least 16 hours. This spray ensures makeup will not slide, fade or melt away in any heat. No matter how sweaty someone gets, their makeup will stay on tight with this product. With both a travel-size and full-size options, this makeup is perfect for the dresser and is convenient in the purse for touch-ups throughout the night. The mist from the spray creates an excellent cooling effect for when the heat becomes too much to bear.