The sun’s come out to play, but we’re not about to play with our makeup – summer’s scorching arrival means we need to up our makeup game so we can stay pretty but protected. For us, the key is lightweight formulations with heavyweight protection.
These double-duty, SPF-infused makeup wonders are already in our cart, and we’re about to tell you why they should be in yours.
With the temperatures rising, you might want to dial down on your base routine – especially if you’re face is prone to sweat and clogging. Nykaa’s SKINgenius BB Cream is a super antidote to melting makeup layers, offering a lightweight sheath infused with Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Cucumber and Jojoba. Even out your skin tone for a flawless base while enjoying its nourishing antioxidant and anti-ageing benefits, plus a solid SPF30.
If you’re looking for a hardworking balm that nourishes from within while also fulfilling your vanity needs, look no further than Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment. Coconut Oil helps it slide on smoothly, Lemon Butter and broad-spectrum SPF 25 protect you from the harmful rays of the sun, and its natural tint gives your lips the buttery pop of brightness it requires. Say hello to your new hydrated, smooth and sun-protected pout.
An NFBA winner and cult classic, M.A.C’s Studio Fix Fluid Foundation doesn’t really need any further qualification – but we’ll give it to you anyway. 24-hour power means it’ll last you through the most sweltering days, with a blendable, buildable formula that can be toned up or down depending on the occasion. It doesn’t cake or streak, while also offering oil control and SPF 15 to protect you from the hottest hours summer has to offer.
On a hot day, we often prefer skipping heavy layers of foundation, but pesky dark circles and blemishes keep us from bare-skinned bliss. For those days, get yourself Lakme Absolute’s White Intense Concealer Stick for a quick corrective swipe to all the spots or scars you don’t want in the spotlight. Infused with SPF 20 and Vitamin B3, this will offer you all the wonders of a flawless, protected base without any of the weight.
Summer’s makeup essential? Innisfree’s No-sebum Correcting Cushion is a no-brainer. If you constantly find yourself looking like an oily mess because of sweat, make sure to carry one of these for quick dabs on the go. Packed with Volcanic Scoria and SPF34, a swipe of this sebum-control powder will leave you looking matte but luminous, dewy but not sweaty. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to us.
Oprah Magazine gave this baby an award, and we all know Oprah knows best. Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Bronzer will be your best friend this summer, with an SPF-15-fortified formula that’s dermat-tested, oil free and imbues you with that coveted, sun-kissed sheen, whether you went on vacation or not. We like to dust a little on our shoulders and collarbones too, because who doesn’t want to look like a glowing goddess from top to bottom?