I think we can all agree when I say makeup and high summer temps do not go hand in hand. It is a real struggle when it comes to perfecting your contour, smokey eye, and lip liner on a day that feels hotter than the Sahara Desert—not that I would know how hot it actually is there, but I’m just going to go on a whim and assume it’s pretty damn hot. On top of unbearable heat, we have to deal with humidity and sweat. Ugh. Feeling gross and sweaty while wearing a bunch of makeup is the absolute last thing we want to deal with. Staying cool, but *looking* hot is the key to all of the Instas and Snaps you’ll be sharing this summer. Accomplishing both isn’t as impossible as you think, thanks to these seven cooling beauty products that keep your makeup on lock.
Formulated with some v high-tech stuff, this setting spray apparently chills the surface of your makeup to make it both smudge-proof and melt-proof. The lightweight mist keeps your makeup looking fresh and dewy for over 10 hours, even if it’s 90 degrees outside.
It’s also known as “sleep in a stick.” Literally. The stick, infused with seaweed and caffeine, not only helps you look wide awake after a night of hitting the bars, but it also cools down and de-puffs targeted areas such as eye bags. Just stick this in the fridge the night before, and it’s ready to go.
If you’re looking for your day to get a cool start, you’ll need the right primer. Before slathering on your makeup, use this for a refreshingly cold moisturizer that helps minimize pores and smooth out your skin texture. It’s perf for all skin types, so don’t worry about this making your face dry out.
For days you know you’ll be sitting under the sun for too long, you’ll want to throw this in your bag. It cools down both your face and body after sun exposure, reducing redness and heat irritation. But somehow, it also prolongs any tan you got. Bless. To make the cooling sensation that much more intense, stick it in your fridge the night before.
Wearing eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner in the summer is truly hit or miss. You can get extremely lucky and make it look good, or you can sit with the rest of us as we settle for creases, runny lines, and smudges the second we step outside. If you plan on basking in the sun during a day drinking occasion, apply this first to keep your lids cool, hydrated, and smooth.
First of all, this is a limited edition product, so you kind of have to like, get it regardless of if you need it or not. That’s how it works, right? This after-sun product enhances your tan, smells amazing, makes your body feel refreshingly cool, all while soothing your sunburn. Basically, this is a miracle-working gel you’ll def need to pack for all of your summer vacations.
In order for anything to stay put on your lips this summer, you can’t go without a lip primer. This 2-in-1 cooling treatment keeps your lips moisturized, smooth, and looking fuller before any lipgloss or lipstick application. Sign me up.
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