Labor Day marks the return to school or work and the last real weekend vacation of summer for most Americans. This means time on the beach or the lake, outdoor BBQs and time with friends and family. Some people will be at weddings or other specials events (holla’ to my high school reunion! Wish I could be there!). Whether you are taking it easy or attending a formal event, we’ve compiled some of our tried and true tips for staying cool and keeping your makeup heatproof so you can feel your best!
Sunscreen Is A Must
Regardless of what you put on your face, always start with a quality sunscreen! This is vital for skin health and preventing premature aging. There are several great sunscreens out there made to layer under makeup. One of our favorites is EltaMD UV Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 40. This lightweight formula is made for all skin types and hydrates the skin. Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin while micronized zinc and octinoxate protect from free radical damage. For a quick, quality drug store pickup try CeraVe Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - great for sensitive skin and helps to repair the skin barrier while protecting you from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
Face and Eye Primers
It’s triple digits outside and you have oily skin. Enter, MAC Prep + Prime Refined Zone. Apply this emulsion to the t-zone and you’ll have oil-control and mattified skin for hours. For the same effect on the eyelids, try a Mac Longwear Paint Pot. All-day, crease proof wear for your bronze goddess summer look!
Waterproof Eyeliner & Mascara
No one wants racoon eye by mid-afternoon. Lock down that eyeliner and mascara by going waterproof. Try MAC Power Point Eye Pencil in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes. More of a liquid liner girl? NARS Stylo Liquid Liner will have that cat eye lasting through summer heat and pool parties! Top off your summer eye with a quality waterproof mascara: MAC False Lashes and Maybelline Great Lash are two of the top-rated.
Lightweight Foundation & Concealer
Summer heat is the best season to opt for a lightweight foundation. Better yet, just a concealer to tackle the tough spots. Try Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 for a 5-in-1 formula. This lightweight product hydrates, evens skin tone, diminishes imperfections, brightens, and protects against UVA and UVB rays. Another cult favorite is NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. A dime-sized pump will cover the whole face with a sheer, natural glow. For a quick spot-conceal try NARS Concealer Stick. This creamy formula hides imperfections with a natural finish and all-day wear.
Liquid Lipstick & Lip Stain
Lip color that will stay on through lake excursions, summer parties, and hot weather is a must! At Make The Rest Up you’ll find our #badasbosslady liquid lipstick. We love this product because of its staying power and rich color selection in 10 universally flattering shades. For a more sheer lip color try a lip stain instead. Stila Lip and Cheek Stain does wonders for the lips AND cheeks: a 2-in-1!
And of course, because there is more to any woman than her beat, 10% of our proceeds go towards women’s charities. See you at the lake!