Summer is for free concerts in the park and weekend beach trips, not worrying about cakey and smeared makeup— the last thing you should be worrying about is your makeup sliding off throughout the day. For those of us who are only a stuffy 1 train ride away from sweating off all our perfectly-applied makeup, there’s always cream products to ensure that our makeup goes nowhere in this heat. Go ahead and grab a makeup brush, some of our favorite cream makeup products, and achieve perfect summer style.
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer
The best thing about wearing makeup in the summer? The fact that you get to wear less of it! While medium to heavy coverage foundation can work well in the winter, go light on your skin during the summer months with a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer provides even coverage, SPF for sun protection, and an oil-free formulation to give you a summer glow without any of the oil or grease.
By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow
Our love for cream shadow increases tenfold during the summer. Buildable and easy-to-blend, By Terry’s Ombre Blackstar is highly pigmented and can be applied all over the lid for a dramatic evening look, or just a sheer wash for the daytime.
Nars the Multiple
NARS the Multiple takes all the guesswork out of makeup application. Is it blush, eyeshadow, or highlighter? How about all three? A staple in our beauty arsenal, NARS the Multiple highlights and sculpts, warms the cheeks, and is buildable to go from sheer to bronze.
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot
A long-wearing blendable cream shadow, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot can be applied all over the lid or underneath powder eye shadow as a primer or base.
Chanel Soleil De Tan
Get a sun-kissed glow with Chanel Soleil De Tan. This cream-gel bronzer that goes smoothly over foundation and blends in easily with the rest of your makeup. All without worrying about your bronzer fading throughout the day.
Stila Shape and Shade Custom Contour Duo
Still want Kim K-esque cheekbones this summer but don’t want to shell out the extra time for powdered bronzers and concealers? With high color payoff and long-wearing matte formula, apply Stila’s Shape and Shade Custom Contour Duo to cheekbones for a contoured finish.
Benefit’s Watts Up
Benefit’s Watts Up is a soft-focus champagne highlighter that goes over or under foundation for a luminous glow to your cheekbones or brow bone.
Featured Image: Chanel
Text by Summer Lin