How To Build the Ultimate Summer Makeup Bag

Summer Makeup Bag

If your makeup routine is the same in the summertime as it is in the winter, then it’s time to give your beauty bag a makeover. In the warmer months, beauty is all about looking natural, having a healthy complexion and, most importantly, keeping it waterproof. So, let’s ditch the cakey powders and permeable products and stock your bag with goodies that will last you from morning glow to late night fiesta.


Summer makeup

Sun Lotion
You can’t talk summer beauty without starting with sun protection. While, ideally, you should wear SPF every day, it’s never more important than in the warm weather months.  If you’re going to be hitting the beach, pool or, let’s face it, just sweating, be sure to use a waterproof product like Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion.

CC Cream
When temperatures heat up, the last thing you want to do is apply layers of thick and cakey makeup. Skip primer, concealer and foundation all together by applying Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream. The lightweight formula instantly evens complexion and brightens skin with just a thin layer.

Waterproof Masacara
While waterproof mascara is always a summertime staple, this year one of our favorite products has finally gotten a water-resistant upgrade.  The super voluminous and lash lengthening Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara now comes in a waterproof version. So, go ahead and cry happy tears… because you can!

Gel Eyeliner
When it comes to eyeliner, gel is decidedly the most longwearing, waterproof product you can use. And Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner has been a beauty blogger fave for years. With 12 hours of sweat- and humidity-proof resistant wear, what more could a beach babe ask for?

Cream Eyeshadow
Wearing eyeshadow in the summer can go from red carpet to raccoon before you know it. Luckily, Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow boasts crease-proof and smudge-free color that glides on easy and lasts all day. Can you say, #blessed?

Cheek & Lip Tint
Powders and thick lipsticks are so winter. Summer is for sheer and natural-looking touches of color. For a weightless and luminous shine, apply Dior Cheek & Lip Glow and watch the gel formula react with your skin’s moisture for a custom pink tint. Plus, a 2-in-1 product means more room in your beach bag.

It takes a while to build the perfect tan. So, to create your perfect sun-kissed look in an instant, use Urban Decay Beached Bronzer on your face and body. Pro tip: Apply wet for even longer wear.

Summer Scent
You wouldn’t wear a tank top in a snowstorm, so why are you wearing a wintry scent in a heat wave? Switch up your seasonal scent by packing a decidedly summery scent in your travel bag. Hints of creamy coconut make Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess smell like a tropical escape no matter where you are.

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