Summer Beauty Products That Won’t Sweat Right Off

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Summer is officially here, which means the temperatures are rising and your makeup is starting to melt off by noon. We all know the feeling when you want to throw out the thick shit and swap in some newer, lighter summertime alternatives. I feel like there are some people out there that can get away with no makeup but, *speaking for myself*, that’s not everyone. So we’ve rounded up all the best summer beauty products that will give you that effortless, no-makeup-but-I’m-still-wearing-makeup look.

Face & Skin

Two words: Sweat. Resistant. Estée Lauder has been in the beauty business for longer than many of us have been alive, and they’ve really hit the nail on the head with this one. With a weightless feel and over 25 shades, your skin will glow all day long.

For those of us who tend to get a bit oilier in the summer (*cough* me *cough*) a powder foundation can keep you shine-free for a lot longer than some liquid products. Bonus points: there’s a built-in primer.

This concealer is honestly everything you needed and more. It’s a concealer, eye cream, and spot treatment all in one little tube. Less time layering products = more time day drinking on rooftops.

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I know some of you are thinking, “Setting spray, really? Isn’t it just overpriced water?” But I promise you this product is worth every penny. It’s smudge-proof and transfer-resistant for up to 16 hours and perfect for those late summer nights.

Merit’s cult-favorite complexion stick is not a foundation or concealer, but it also kind of is? Offering breathable and buildable coverage, this lightweight product can also serve as a contour. I mean, what can’t it do?


This base layer provides an incredible blank, crease-free (& vegan!) canvas for all the fun beauty trends you’ll want to try this summer. If you’re feeling brave enough to try them, that is. I heard blue eyeshadow is coming back and idk how to feel about it.

Okay, this is definitely a cult favorite of mine. With its smudge-proof formula and shimmery pigments, this stuff is perfect for the golden-hour-every-hour vibe you’re hoping to give off.

Am I the only one whose eyebrows sweat? I didn’t think so. Enter: this Brow Sculpt Shape and Hold Gel by REFY. Whether you want your brows to have that feathery effect or you simply want to make sure they stay in place, this wax/gel hybrid will work wonders.

Talk about natural—the first ingredient listed in this mascara is water. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and makes people around you ask, “Are those your real eyelashes?” It’s buildable so you can take it from day to night and the only thing that’s flaking is you canceling plans.

Buy $28
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For those of us who are locked in an office 24/7, it’s still possible to look sun-kissed without going in the sun. This easy-to-blend formula is perfect for both the bronzing expert and the cosmetic newbie.

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This cream-to-powder formula has a natural, yet visible shimmer to it. Highlight for the perfect dewy (not sweaty) look that won’t budge. Also, it’s Rihanna… Enough said.

This blush boasts a 12-hour wear, and I can promise it lives up to the hype. Made with Amazonian clay, this blush glides on seamlessly and provides a true blush, not a fake flush.


There’s quite literally nothing worse than thick, sticky lip gloss in the heat. This Wet Lip Oil is the perfect balance of treatment and color. It’s light, hydrating, and sheer for a perfect kiss of color.

A lip stain is the ultimate summer lip product—it gives your lips natural color while staying in place virtually all day long. This best-selling cream lip stain is transfer-proof and full coverage—perfect for sweat-filled days or nights.

If you are really going for that “no makeup” makeup look, a balm is perfect for you. This Vanilla Lip Butter Balm smells incredible and can even double up as an overnight lip mask. Great for the beach or bed—my two favorite places.

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12 Common Sunscreen Myths Debunked

You’ve heard it from your mother, your dermatologist, your first-grade teacher, and even Baz Luhrmann: Wear sunscreen. With the wealth of knowledge we now have on sunscreen’s ability to reduce our risk of skin cancer and to protect against sun damage like wrinkles, dark spots, and sagginess, it seems wild to think that some still skip this crucial step in their daily skin care routines. But in reality, the increasingly oversaturated sunscreen market and the onslaught of information, studies, and data surrounding it can often have a detrimental effect on consumers, leaving them unsure of what to believe and whom to trust. Over the years, certain myths about sunscreen have permeated our culture, and even the wisest of skin experts have fallen victim to them. With a scorching summer already upon us, it’s more important than ever to not only debunk these misconceptions but also to understand why they’re inaccurate.

Myth #1: Sunscreen Is Not Necessary Indoors, On Cloudy Days, Or Inside A Car

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“False, false, false!” says Dr. Shereene Idriss, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. “Yes, clouds do reduce some of the harmful UV rays, but they don’t block them all, particularly in areas where the ozone layer is dramatically reduced.” It’s also important to realize that UV light is not alone in its ability to cause harm. Outdoors, UV light, in the forms of UVA and UVB, can impact skin aging and increase the risk of skin cancer. Some of that light can travel indoors through windows, but we’re also exposed to other types of light indoors, including visible light and blue light, which can also impact the skin. For that reason, it’s crucial that sunscreen be worn daily, and it should not be skipped just because you’re inside.

Myth #2: One Application Of Sunscreen Will Last All Day

“If you have discovered the sunscreen that lasts up to 24 hours, please let us all in on that secret!” Dr. Idriss jokes. In fact, not only will one application of sunscreen not last all day, but it will last just a couple of hours. “Most sunscreens are tested for a specific amount of time, and that’s on average two hours,” explains Dr. Caroline Robinson, a Chicago-based board-certified dermatologist and founder of TONE Dermatology. “After two hours, the SPF protection goes down significantly, so you do need to reapply to maintain that initial level of protection.” If you are in the sun, reapplication every two hours is imperative, but if you’re mostly indoors, you can be slightly more lenient in reapplying so long as you apply before stepping outside again. “I tell people to bring a sunscreen brush, like ISDIN’s, with them wherever they go and quickly apply that to their arms and face and any exposed skin before going back outside,” Dr. Robinson notes.

Myth #3: The Higher The SPF, The Better The Protection

While this is not totally true, there is some logic behind the belief. “The SPF number does not reflect the duration of efficacy of the sunscreen; it indicates how long it would take for your skin to redden when using the product,” Dr. Idriss says. “So, for example, if you are using an SPF of 30, it would take 30 times longer for you to burn while using the sunscreen versus if you didn’t use it all.” There is also proof that the higher the SPF, the more protected you will be—but only to a certain point. “SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB, whereas SPF 30 blocks 97%, and SPF 50 blocks 98%,” the New York dermatologist explains. “This may seem like a negligible gain in protection, but if you are prone to sunburns or skin cancers, that little gain can make a world of a difference.”

Once you go above SPF 50, though, the difference in protection is quite small. Dr. Robinson says a nickel-sized amount of sunscreen is required to cover the whole face and about a shot-glass full is necessary to cover the whole body. “But if you know that you’re not going to follow those recommended amounts—and most don’t—then you can actually benefit from a higher SPF,” she advises. “In doing so, you can get a similar protection to an SPF 30, which is what those measurements are based on, but you can get it with less than the nickel- and shot-glass-sized amounts.” Essentially, it will be more thinly spread than the recommended amounts would, but because it’s a higher SPF, it will be roughly as powerful.

Myth #4: People With Darker Skin Tones Don’t Need To Wear Sunscreen

“This is a misconception I’ve been fighting for a very long time,” says Dr. Robinson. “While people with darker skin tones are indeed less likely to burn, they aren’t immune from sun damage, and oftentimes, it will develop in the form of hyperpigmentation—potentially even more dramatically than sun damage would manifest on lighter skin tones.” Additionally, certain conditions, including post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots that result from acne or irritation to the skin) and melasma, can be worsened by sun exposure, especially in people of color. So, even if your sun damage doesn’t come in the form of the traditional sunburn or freckles, it’s still important to wear sunscreen in order to protect your skin from other damage.

Myth #5: If You’re Not Prone To Burning, You Don’t Need To Wear Sunscreen

Much like the belief that those with darker skin tones don’t need sunscreen, there’s a misconception that if you don’t burn, you similarly don’t need SPF. “There’s this idea that just because you tan, you’re fine, but tanning can actually be a system of sun damage,” Dr. Robinson explains. “You can have enough exposure to the point where you no longer burn; your skin just goes straight to tan, and that’s not a good thing.” Immediate tanning can be an indication that your skin has skipped the warning response of burning entirely, and that’s actually a sign that your skin is damaged.

Myth #6: If You Wear Sunscreen, You Won’t Get A Tan

Many refrain from wearing sunscreen because they claim it will keep them from achieving that oh-so-coveted sun-kissed glow. But, as Dr. Idriss says, this is once again false. “Sunscreen makes your skin slower to react to UV rays,” she notes, “but it doesn’t prevent it from reacting altogether.” You can definitely still get a tan while safely protecting your skin with sunscreen.

Myth #7: Wearing Makeup That Has SPF In It Is Enough

Absolutely not! “Most makeups that include an SPF are not tested to the extent that sunscreens are, especially compared to the sunscreens that carry extra credentials, like an endorsement from the Skin Cancer Foundation, or anything like that,” Dr. Robinson explains. In order to reap the full benefits of the SPF listed on your makeup, you would need to use a hefty amount, up to the size of a nickel, and unless you’re a Kardashian, you’re probably not equipped to wear that much makeup. You also likely won’t be putting makeup on your ears, neck, chest, or any of the many regions of the body that are not the face but are equally susceptible to sun damage, and you won’t be reapplying makeup every two hours as you would sunscreen.

Myth #8: Spray Or Powder Sunscreen Is Just As Effective As Lotion

As new agents of delivery have come to the sunscreen market over the years, they’ve often appeared to be solutions to the stickiness and getting-it-in-your-eye tendency of traditional lotion, and while that can be true, spray and powder sunscreens can also have their shortcomings. “They can definitely be as effective, but a lot more needs to be applied in order to reach the same level of effectiveness,” says Dr. Idriss. Unlike lotion sunscreens, applying a spray or powder means that some of its contents will not land on the actual skin, so you’ll need to as much as double the amount you’re using.

Myth #9: Sunscreen Can Lead To Cancer Or Other Health Problems

While an alarmingly common belief, the idea that sunscreen can cause cancer or any other health issue is founded in no truth. “I wish this myth would go away because it’s been disproven time and again,” Dr. Robinson says. “Sunscreen does not cause cancer, and there have been so many studies to show that, but they sadly don’t make the headlines as much.” And if you’re really worried, do as Dr. Idriss suggests and simply opt for a physical sunscreen instead of a chemical one.

Myth #10: There’s No Real Difference Between Chemical And Mineral/Physical Sunscreens

Although both types of sunscreen achieve the same goal, scientifically, they work very differently. “Mineral and physical are interchangeable terms, and the most common ingredient in those sunscreens is either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide,” explains Dr. Robinson. “Those are metals, and if you think about a sheet of metal, you know that it literally just reflects light; so, physical sunscreens sit on top of skin and reflect the UV rays and scatter light.” Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, absorb the UV light and put it through a chemical reaction (their namesake comes from this) that converts the light to heat. “Because the chemical sunscreens have to first absorb the light, they take a little longer to become active, so you can’t apply them while you’re outside or even right before,” the Chicago dermatologist notes. “You have to allow at least a few minutes, which the bottle will tell you.”

Some people can be more sensitive to the ingredients in chemical sunscreens, so for babies, children, and anyone with sensitive skin, a physical sunscreen is the way to go. Historically, some consumers have shied away from physical options because they can leave more of a white film, but some recent additions to the sunscreen market have gotten around that with advanced technologies. Dr. Robinson recommends SkinBetter’s SunBetter Stick, a physical SPF 56 sunscreen which uses a new technology to uniquely shape the zinc particles so that they sit atop the skin without leaving the familiar white cast. She also loves Eryfotona Actinica from ISDIN, another physical option that uses DNA Repairsomes to repair DNA damage that can come from sun exposure, and Revision Skincare’s IntelliShade TruPhysical, which has Vitamin C in it and effectively serves as two necessary products in one.

Myth #11: If You Didn’t Wear Sunscreen When You Were Younger And Already Have Sun Damange, There’s No Point In Wearing It Now

“Although most of the damage is actually accumulated while you’re younger (typically before the age of 18), it doesn’t make you immune to worsening damage,” Dr. Idriss says. Indeed, sunscreen protects from the visible signs of aging caused by sun exposure, but it also reduces your risk of skin cancer, and that alone is reason to start or continue wearing it even if you’ve already suffered some sun damage. “I recommend you adopt a ‘never give up’ attitude,” suggests Dr. Idriss. “You only have the skin you’re in, and hopefully your life will be long, so you might as well protect and enjoy it every step of the way.”

Myth #12: Sunscreen Never Expires

Of all the myths that exist about sunscreen, the notion that it doesn’t expire might be the most outlandish. “Sunscreen is doing a lot of work, so when you’re applying it, you want to be confident that you’re getting the coverage you think you are,” Dr. Robinson explains. Like everything in life, sunscreen has an expiration date, and you can find it by looking at the back or bottom of the bottle. As for any wiggle room when it comes to that expiration, like the “five-day rule” for milk, Dr. Robinson says, “we don’t take chances with sunscreen.”

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The 5 Best Tanning Lotions With SPF

We all love the ~lewk~ a well-deserved, hard-earned summer glow gives us. Generally, we are just all-around better (and happier) people when we’re slightly bronze. However, regardless of whether we’re three shades darker or still pale AF come August, we’ve got to protect ourselves when it comes to basking in the sun. I mean, looking orange straight out of a tanning bed was cool in the early 2000s, but it’s now 2018 and putting yourself at risk for cancer is like, v uncool. Not to be a total buzzkill and get all mom-like, but we should all be using sunscreen religiously on a daily basis—sun or no sun. While it may seem as though you have to choose between finding a sunscreen that protects you against annoying UV rays or going for a tanning oil instead, life doesn’t always have to be so hard. We can have nice things every once in a while, and those nice things come in the form of tinted sunscreens or tanning lotions with SPF. The best of both worlds do exist, betches. Bless. Here are the best ones to stock up on so you can live your very best tanned life responsibly.

1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Ultra-Light Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

This oil-free sunscreen has a ton of SPF, which, honestly, can only be a good thing. Despite being SPF 50, it features a natural tint for all skin tones (and all sensitive skin types!) so you can still glow without fear of turning into a lobster. It leaves a matte finish and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. You know, for on the off chance you actually go into the pool.

2. COOLA Sport Tint Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

I admit, sunscreen in a stick sounds reaaally weird. BUT it’s actually like, really smart. This one is perfect for traveling, but also super efficient when it comes to all-over coverage. It boasts 80 minutes of water-resistance, which is effing impressive, and a universal gold tint that enhances your rich tan.

3. Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer SPF 20

I don’t only love this stuff simply because it’s conveniently sold at my beloved Target, but also because it works so damn well. If you love the famous Jergens moisturizer, then you’ll be obsessed with this sunscreen version that’s one of my favorite tanning lotions with SPF. While you lay out on the beach, this will gradually darken your skin tone for a healthy-looking glow and prevent pesky sun damage at the same time.

4. Australian Gold Spray Gel with Instant Bronzer SPF 30

People seriously swear by this. I’m told it like, works wonders, performs miracles, and maybe even does magic or something. While serving as a shield from cancer-causing rays, this gel offers an instant caramel-like bronze glow after application, so you always have a luscious tan regardless of how much time you spent under the sun. It can also become water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, which again, is a really long time to be hitting the waves. So really, it’s a life-savior.

5. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

This is legit a total game-changer for all of us who enjoy wearing makeup to the beach. This multi-functioning cream is a skin perfector, sunscreen, and tinted primer all in one. The formula corrects skin imperfections, protects against UV rays with a high SPF 50, and fixes any skin tone irregularities with any of its three shades. It’s v lightweight, hydrating, and buildable, so it works fab under a foundation of your choice. Praise be.

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The Best Smelling Sunscreen To Buy This Summer

My toxic relationship with sunscreen has been a lifelong thing. I hate it. I hate feeling sticky. I hate accidentally putting it on streaky and ending up with some weird tan lines. And more than anything, I f*cking hate that sunscreen smell. My aversion to the disgusting texture and scent of sunscreen made me not use it for all my teenage years, even though I lived in a beach town. Because of this, I have just accepted my inevitable death via skin cancer. However, now I’m old and more responsible, and I’m also mostly terrified of burning my vampire-white skin and ending up wrinkled. And thankfully, the beauty market has finally caught up and now we have more sunscreen options. They’re light, go on like lotion, and even smell incredible. Here’s a few of the best smelling sunscreens you should buy so you never have to smell like a dirty teenage lifeguard again.

1. Coola

This is my holy grail of sunscreen. Whether you buy a face moisturizer or a body spray, Coola’s sunscreen is light, absorbs quickly, and smells so good. I have the face sunscreen in White Tea (which is my all-time favorite) and the body spray in Guava Mango, and both are amazing. Their SPF ranges from 30-50, and also has other scents including piña colada, cucumber, and coconut. I bought this little travel set for a trip to Hawaii last year for a friend’s wedding and did not burn my porcelain skin, nor did I smell like a baby prostitute.

COOLA Classic Sport Organic Suncare Travel Set

2. Supergoop!

Supergoop! is also an awesome sunscreen brand, with all their products around SPF 50, and all smelling awesome. You can find their formula as a serum, moisturizer, or spray, but my absolute favorite product of theirs in the makeup setting spray, which is also SPF 50. It smells like a super refreshing rosemary and mint and ensures your makeup won’t melt down your face. Plus, you can reapply as much as you want without redoing your makeup, and it’s even a mattefier so you don’t look oily.

SUPERGOOP! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50

3. Tarte

I like a lot of Tarte’s beauty products, but I got a mini sample from Sephora of this Tarte sunscreen recently, and tbh, I really loved it. Numnber one, the bottle is pretty. Number two, it’s SPF 30. Number three, it smells like lilies and no hint of sunscreen smell. And finally, number four, it’s non-greasy, absorbs quickly, and is super moisturizing, which is super helpful if you’re destroying your skin out in sun day after day.

TARTE Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4. Sun Bum

For my babes on a budget, Sun Bum is a drugstore find that gets the job done and will make you smell like a Hawaiian beach goddess. It’s also non-greasy, non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t clog pores), and has an SPF range of 15-70. Its scent is tropical, with coconut and banana. They also have a full line including spray sunscreen, stick sunscreen, SPF lip balm, and after-sun moisturizer.

Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

5. Hawaiian Tropic

Hawaiian Tropic is a classic, but thankfully they’ve updated their formula so that it goes on just like regular lotion and is super moisturizing. But most importantly, it smells like a refreshing coconut and not nasty sunscreen smell. This is the cheapest one in the bunch. It is long lasting, water-resistant, and perfect for your beach vacation where you’ll be using the entire bottle in a week. Or like, if you’re like me and going no where fun this summer, you can put it on and smell like you’re on an amazing beach vacation, while you drink your poorly made Piña Colada in your sad apartment pool that only gets sunlight for 45 minutes a day at 10am.

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch, Lotion Sunscreen Ultra Radiance SPF 30, 8 oz

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch, Lotion Sunscreen Ultra Radiance SPF 30

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Celeb Makeup Artist Carrie LaMarca’s Top Summer Beauty Hacks

Summer is hands down the best (and betchiest) season for many reasons: day drinking, tans, cute summer clothes—I don’t need to convince you. But let’s be honest, summer has its downsides. It’s the little things, like feeling the need to shave every five seconds because your legs are always on display, and then shaving so much you end up irritating your skin, and having those awful bumps around your bikini area. The worst. It can also be really tricky to navigate how much makeup is too much at a beach party. Also, a sun-kissed glow may be easy for some to achieve naturally, but for others, it can end in a disaster (sunburn). I am the latter. Since we deserve to flaunt what we’ve got in the summer without botching our skin, we asked celebrity makeup artist Carrie LaMarca, who has worked with top models like Ashley Graham and Emily Ratajkowski, for her best summer beauty hacks.

What are your top tips for achieving glowing, smooth skin?
Glowing skin is my favorite, and there are several steps I take to achieve that. One: drinking lots of water is key! Second, I strongly advise using a power serum. Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C serum is my current must-have product. It evens out your skin tone and brightens and plumps fine lines all in one, leaving your skin supple and glowing. Finally, I always make sure that my face is free of any “peach fuzz,” because this helps your foundation to go on super smooth and even. For this, I love the Clio Beautytrim, a personal facial groomer, which is super gentle and small enough to keep in my makeup bag. 

What’s the one thing we should be doing this summer to avoid ingrown hairs, bumps, and redness?
A big way to avoid ingrown hairs is to exfoliate before you shave. It helps to soften and loosen the hair, making it easier to get a clean, smooth shave. For bumps and redness, it helps if you use witch hazel on the area after shaving, and follow up with a light moisturizer.

What’s the one item you have to have in your beauty bag when working with celebs?
My number one, can’t-live-without item is the Cle De Peau concealer sticks. They are expensive but worth every penny! They work wonders on covering any red spots and under eye circles and are so lightweight and smooth that they look like your skin. 

What’s the craziest beauty bind you’ve gotten into behind the scenes at a Sports Illustrated shoot, and how did you fix it?
This wasn’t a Sports Illustrated shoot, but it was a swimwear shoot, and somehow the model didn’t get the memo and showed up unshaven “down there!” Thankfully, I always keep the Clio bikini trimmer in my kit! I make sure to pack it for swim or underwear shoots because it quickly removes hair, but doesn’t leave any redness or irritation that shaving with a razor can cause. I was able to clean her up quickly and got her right on set to start shooting. Crisis averted!

Any cool summer beauty hacks you can share for those of us who will be showing off our legs all summer?
A tan always makes your legs look better, so I’d recommend using a self-tanner like St. Tropez—one of my faves. But if you are too scared to commit to tanning yourself, or if you’re in a last minute pinch, mix some of your foundation with your body lotion, and it works great for evening out the skin tone on your legs and covering up any redness. 

As a top celebrity makeup artist and skincare expert, Carrie LaMarca has worked to prep top models like Nina Agdal, Ashley Graham, and Emily Ratajkowski for their close-ups. From shoots on exotic beaches to the catwalk, Carrie is a pro when it comes to grooming and keeping the skin looking camera-ready.

7 Cooling Beauty Products That Help Your Makeup Stay Put

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.

1. Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray

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.

2. Milk Makeup Mini Cooling Water

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.

3. Origins Original Skin Pore-Perfecting Cooling Primer With Willowherb

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.

4. Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel For Face And Body

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.

5. Ciaté London Cooling Shadow Slick Eyeshadow Primer

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.

6. Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Cooling Body Gelée

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.

7. Stila Cosmetics Lush Lips Water Plumping Primer

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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6 Sweat-Proof Concealers That Won’t Melt Off Your Face

Finding summer-proof makeup is harder than resisting the drunchies after a blackout, and we all know how that goes. *Looks at the pizza box sitting on my bedroom floor* We put so much shit on our faces that finding everything in waterproof, sweat-proof, and melt-proof form is a migraine. The hardest product to find, IMO, has to be sweat-proof concealer. Concealer is bae, concealer is life. It has helped me achieve some very good selfies. In the summer, though, I seriously struggle because it seems as though it always melts right off my face no matter how much powder I put on. FML. I’ve finally done the endless searching and found six sweat-proof concealer options that won’t slide off your face. You’re welcome.

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer

Concealer sticks basically guarantee perfection. They’re pretty easy to use, and they almost always stay creamy while still being waterproof. Amazing. This stick promises 12 hours of full, matte, and oil-free coverage and stays waterproof, even if it’s 90 degrees outside.

2. MAC Cosmetics MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

MAC never disappoints like, ever, so you can always count on it to deliver what it intends to do. This concealer is v creamy, super lightweight, and leaves a natural-looking matte finish. It’s also water-resistant, protects against scummy UV rays, and offers shades for a gazillion undertones, so you’ll def find your perfect match.

3. LANCÔME Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Obviously, we all know how crucial a good under-eye concealer is. There’s no way we’d be going to work every single morning without it. How else would we hide our hangovers, sleepless nights, and any signs of Britney Spears 2007-level stress?! This formula is waterproof, super resistant to any shit that tries to tear you down, and still provides all the coverage you need for stress, exhaustion, and aging.

4. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer

I really love IT Cosmetics. I’ve recently started using their products and wow, am I impressed. And no, that was not a paid compliment. This sweat-proof concealer is no joke, either. It’s full of amazing things like anti-aging technology (whatever that entails), full coverage for any kind of imperfection, and a matte finish so you never have to look like a grease ball again this summer.

5. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer

This concealer is about as summer-proof as you can get without going entirely au naturale. It’s loaded with a shit ton of hydration so you never dry out, but it’s also oil-free and so lightweight that you’ll probs forget you’re wearing any to begin with. It dries matte and promises at least 12 hours of transfer, sweat, humidity, and water resistance.

6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

This is everyone’s favorite must-have concealer for lots of reasons. For starters, this is not only a fab concealer for hiding under-eye bags, but it also happens to function as a contour wand and highlighter. It literally stays on all day, while reducing the appearance of imperfections, providing necessary hydration, and keeping your face looking (and feeling) refreshed.

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Chic Summer Lip Colors That Look Good On Everyone

Summer is officially here, and one of the easiest ways to upgrade your look is to buy some new makeup. I don’t like to wear a ton of makeup in general, but especially in the summer. I live in The Valley and it’s like, 110 degrees here. I will sweat it all off. However, regardless of what you’re doing or where you’re going, you can always change up your lip color without it running down your face. Here are the chicest summer lip colors so you can feel trendy af.

Mirrored Nudes

We’re obsessed with anything shiny and highlighted right now, and lips are not to be forgotten. This summer’s nudes are upgraded by making them super glossy or even putting highlighter on top of your matte Kylie lip kit. In a look that gives me PTSD flashbacks to those Lancôme Juicy Tubes we all had in middle school that were sooo thick and sticky, we are once again being victimized by lip gloss. However, this time around we have options, so please pick ones that are moisturizing and don’t feel like superglue. If your hair sticks to it, you’re doing it wrong.

Fairy Floss sheer nude Ultra Glossy Lip

ColourPop FAIRY FLOSS Ultra Glossy Lip


Bright Pinks

Bright colors are always a summer fave, just like our ~groundbreaking~ pastels for spring. Get a pink lipstick that pops on your skin tone to make you look tanner, make your teeth look whiter, and make you look like you’re ready for a good time. I’m a fan of more blue-based pink tones, like magenta, but you can go full flamingo and still stay on trend. IDK, I’m not your mom, figure it out.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Pink Matte Mini Lipstick Set


Red lips are always in, but this summer we’re pushing them more into an orange to spice it up. If you’re a red lip ride-or-die when you go out, you’ve got to try an orange. Tangerine is bright, fun, and makes you look hot af. Plus, it was all over the Chanel spring/summer 2018 runway. If you’re nervous, you could always lean more to the red side. Orange tones brighten your complexion and really pop. My favorite shade is by NARS, but this Sephora Collection dupe is only $5 and on sale right now and is really similar.

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Geraldine – Tangerine

SEPHORA COLLECTION Oil Infusion Color & Care in 04 Tangerine Fizz


In addition to being v in style right now, purple is my favorite color. You needed to know that. Purple is the edgy chick’s best friend this summer, with lips ranging from deep plums to berries to shocking purples to lilac pastels. It all depends on your level of edge. If you plan to rock a pastel purple, for the love of God, use a lip scrub first and moisturize like crazy. Pastels can make your lips look a bit chalky. Also, as with any super bright or crazy color, make sure you whiten your teeth and pay attention to tone. If done incorrectly, your purple can complement and pull out yellow in your teeth. If you’re nervous, go for more of a berry shade.

Zipper deepened purple Ultra Matte Lipstick

ColourPop ZIPPER Ultra Matte Lip

SMASHBOX Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Purple Taffy

KAT VON D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Coven

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