Long-lasting Summer Makeup Essentials

Can you believe that summer is almost here? We have a little over a month until the official first day of summer. But if you live in the south like me, then you’ve already experienced some days in the high 90s! Which tells me that summer in Texas will be a hard one to get through.

Even though I’m not necessarily excited about the heat, I am excited about the dewy, fresh, and lightweight makeup looks. I no longer have to worry about my skin looking dry and piling on the moisturizing products like in the winter. I now have to worry about stopping my makeup from sliding off my face and figuring out how to look dewy without looking like a sweaty mess. The key for me is mixing matte and dewy products. These long-lasting summer makeup essentials give the perfect, effortless look.


Long-lasting Summer Makeup Essentials


Fenty Soft Matte Primer – This has become one of my favorite primers of all time. It mattifies the skin without leaving it dull or dry looking. It’s incredibly lightweight on the skin and doesn’t make the skin cakey. I’ve tried this primer out in both humid and dry climates and it works perfectly in both. And it blurs the skin as a bonus.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 – I’m not a huge foundation fan because it can feel heavy on the skin during the hotter months. When I finally discovered tinted moisturizers, I fell in love. This one by LM is the best that I’ve experienced. Before finding this one, I used the Maybelline tinted moisturizer until it discontinued the darker shades. LM carries 20 different shades, which is abnormal for a tinted moisturizer. It has a dewy finish without leaving a shiny look. The coverage is just enough to give that “no makeup” makeup look. It’s the perfect product to even out the skin, but don’t expect too much coverage.


Lancome Dual Finish Powder Foundation – I originally purchased this powder to wear on my wedding day. And I’ve used it ever since. I use it over my tinted moisturizer for additional coverage and on its own for an airbrushed look. It controls oils and increases the wear time in a humid/ hot climate. You can apply it with a damp sponge for more coverage, but I prefer to use it dry.


NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray – I love this setting spray because it makes the skin matte, but doesn’t give it a flat, one-dimensional  look. The spray comes out fine and even without soaking the face. It does have a scent, but it’s not intense or unbearable. I don’t have oily skin, so I’m not sure if it will work to control natural oils. I use it to tone down the dewiness.


L’oreal Infallible Liquid Lipstick – If you’re looking for a long-lasting matte liquid lipstick, this is the one. This lipstick does not move no matter what you do. I have to scrub it off with an oil-based product. They go on so smooth and doesn’t settle into the lines of the lips. I believe that they have around 24 different shades. Some of them do have strong smells, so be cautious if that’s not your thing.


Lipcote Lipstick Top Coat – I found this product while traveling in London. I never heard of a lipstick top coat before. But I must say that this product is fantastic. You apply it over any lip products to make it last longer. You can also apply it slightly around your lips to prevent feathering. I no longer have to worry about my lipstick looking crazy after drinking something or being out all day.



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