Every makeup artist has their go-to products, found through a gruelling process of trial and error! When it comes to summer makeup products, knowing which foundation will stay put and which mascara won’t run is absolutely vital.
We know we can count on Sephora to keep both our makeup clients (and ourselves) as lovely and healthy as possible through the summer heat, so here’s a list of the top 10 summer makeup products from the greater power.
Read on and find out if any of these are already on your list, and if there are some you need to pick up on your next Sephora run!
1. Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer
When it comes to summer makeup products, the words “sweat-resistant” are key! On a hot day, makeup lovers face a tricky balance of keeping skin moisturized while also staying matte. Tarte Cosmetics’ Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer is a seriously great choice for the summer months – not only does it work with all different skin types, it’s also oil-free and made up of 70% water!
As a makeup artist, it’s important to recommend products that will hydrate your clients’ skin without clogging their pores or causing too much shine. Encourage them to pack this one for beach days, as well!
2. Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm
The summer sunshine is what we look forward to all year, and we love spending the season outside! However, it’s extremely important to be vigilant about applying SPF, and we don’t just mean slathering sunscreen on your back and arms…
Summer skincare starts with your moisturizer and primer, and one fabulous product to add to your arsenal this summer is Dr. Jart’s Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45. Found on Sephora’s shelves, this product performs a number of important feats – it primes and perfects the skin while acting as a foundation. To top it all off, it also contains SPF 45!
3. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation SPF 50
If you’ve ever worn foundation on a hot summer’s day, you know how the story goes. Water and sweat destroy your flawless finish, resulting in clogged pores that cause breakouts! If you need a little bit more coverage than a product like Dr. Jart’s Premium Beauty Balm can provide, try Lancome’s Teint Idole Longwear Foundation!
This product, which contains SPF 50, can be applied lightly with your fingertips, or built up with a sponge to create more coverage (It all depends on your client’s skin, and preference). The great news is that no matter how much of this product you apply, it will look like skin and not caked-on makeup. Even more good news? This product is infused with perlite and silica, which absorb oil for a shine-free wear!
4. bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Every makeup artist knows the importance of powder as a finishing touch! Although your client may be wearing slightly less makeup on sunny summer days, don’t neglect to finish their look with a layer of powder.
bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum powder, infused with SPF 25, performs a number of important tasks. Firstly, it goes on sheer which is vital for skin that will most likely be sweating. Secondly, it gets rid of shine and minimizes pores, so your client can enjoy a fresh look throughout the day.
5. Benefit Cosmetics World Famous Neutrals Eyeshadow Kit
When choosing an eyeshadow for summer, creaseless formulas are your best friend. Benefit Cosmetics is well-known for their creaseless cream shadows that stay put throughout the day and won’t be affected by heat or sweat. Benefit’s World Famous Neutrals Kit is a collection of universally flattering shades that are also appropriate for every occasion! Check out QC tutor and celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson’s eyeshadow fundamentals to get you started!
6. Blinc Mascara Amplified
Just because it’s summertime and the livin’s easy doesn’t mean that your clients’ lashes should be any less dramatic!
Mascara is often avoided in summer because it usually ends up everywhere but your clients’ lashes, ending up underneath the eyes, on cheeks, and even on clothing! The key is finding a mascara that is water-resistant and sweat-proof while also providing glamorous volume. Blinc Mascara Amplified is a fabulous summer solution – it is tube-forming, which means that it forms tiny, water-resistant “tubes” around the lashes that will stay put and repel water.
7. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
Have you noticed a common theme among all of the products on this list? They’re all long-wearing and sweat-resistant! Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush is no exception – this product has earned quite a reputation over the past few years as a product that will not quit, not even on the hottest, stickiest summer days. Infused with natural Amazon clay, this blush is packed with nutrients and minimizes oil around pores to keep the product in place.
Imagine – a product that starts actively working once it’s on your skin!
8. Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm SPF
When it comes to protecting lips from the elements, the winter wind is not the only threat. The sun wreaks havoc on bare lips, leaving them chapped, red, and burned!
Luckily, Jack Black has developed a therapeutic lip balm to soothe and protect lips with SPF 25. Although Jack Black is a men’s cosmetic brand, this particular product is unisex, and is specially formulated to be applied under lipstick or gloss!
Pro tip: On the hottest summer days where lipstick just won’t stay put, use translucent powder to blot lips after applying lipstick. The color will last longer! Find more makeup hacks here!
9. NARS Lip Gloss
When you think of NARS, we’re sure that quality is one of the first things that comes to mind! The brand is well-known among makeup artists for producing consistently high-performing products, and it boasts a moisturizing lip gloss that is absolutely perfect for the summer!
Not only will this gloss power through summer drinks and evening meals spent on patios, it also contains antiaging properties! Talk about a multi-tasking gloss! Did we mention that the product line also comes in an array of fun colors?
10. Clarins Sunscreen Cream High Protection SPF 30
We saved the best (and most important!) for last. As a makeup artist, you want your client to enjoy the summer months as much as they possibly can, and to keep their skin safe while doing so. Sunscreen is absolutely vital, even on cloudy days, throughout the summer.
Apply Clarins Sunscreen Cream High Protection SPF 30 generously on exposed parts of the body before heading outside and there will be no need to worry about sunburns from the hot sunshine. This product will keep skin beautiful and prevent premature aging, so get out there and enjoy the rays!