Eat Drink & Be Mary: 5 Summer Makeup Tips


5 Summer Makeup Tips

We are t w o days away from the big day.  And as you can imagine things are quite chaotic over here as I scramble to check everything off my to-do list (thankfully one bridesmaid is arriving tonight).  Not to mention my room that looks like a tornado tore straight through needless to say I'm very  thankful Lindsay @ Bourbon, Lipstick & Stilettos is here today to take over for me.  And I don't know about y'all, but I'm always needing tips when it comes to makeup.  Take it away girl...


Summer is for outdoor events, right? Though the season is flying by quicker than I’d like, we still have a couple of months and you might have an outdoor wedding, music festival, cookout, or show to attend! As much as I love relaxing in the pool, I kind of hate having to get fixed up when it’s excruciatingly hot. I’m from Kentucky and the humidity in July and August is NO JOKE. My makeup melts down my face as soon as I step out the door! It’s such a bummer to get all dolled up for a night out and watch as your face turns into a puddle. Here are my tips on “summer proofing” your makeup:

You use primer when you paint a wall- why not do the same for your face? This Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is great for providing you with a cool base. Don’t forget to prime your eyes!

Go lightweight
Use a tinted moisturizer and/or powder foundation instead of your liquid product. I'm currently loving the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Gel because it provides good coverage without feeling heavy. For powder, I use Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. It was an impulse buy but I'm pleasantly surprised with it! If you use liquid, make sure to set it!

When I start to sweat, my eyeliner is one of the first things to go. I bought an amazing waterproof liquid eyeliner from Stila a few weeks ago and I won't look back!  

Set it and forget it.
Full disclosure: my face is super oily this time of year! I use a setting powder and setting spray if I'm going to be in a high-humidity situation. My go-to setting spray is Urban Decay's De-Slick Oil-Control, and my favorite setting powder is NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powder. Both great ways to mask and prevent oil! 

I always stash a package of oil blotting sheets in my bag- it's a quick and simple way to freshen up! YSL's new Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is a new product that I've been using for mattifying my t-zone. 

How do you sweat-proof your makeup? 

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