With the sweet scent of summer fast approaching, it’s time to trade-in trusty heavy-lifters (we’re looking at you powder formulas) for more hydrating, melt-proof makeup. You know the drill when it comes to skincare: swap thick moisturizers for thinner lotions, emulsions for essences and sticky oils for watery gels.
But it’s not as black-and-white or should we say heavy-to-light when it comes to makeup. Since you deserve to be enjoying the sunshine, hassle-free, here are our new summer makeup picks that pop with color.
P.S. You won’t even have to worry about runny liner after a dip in the pool or about transferring lipstick as you sip on cocktails. Cheers!
The soaring temperatures have nothing on this waterproof felt-tip liner, available in stark black and sultry brown. While your cat-eye would usually streak with sweat or plain ol’ water, this quick-dry formula ensures pigments turn matte within seconds of application. Plus, one can’t overlook its unique brush shape that’s flat but tapers at the tip for your sleekest wing yet. Salut, drama!
Is it lipstick? Or is it a lip tint? Heck no, it’s a cushion-lip! As light as a feather and as smooth as velvet, this ingenious lippie is the best for a creamy finish. Perfecting the ‘stained lip’ trend is now easier than ever; just click, dab, and smack (your lips together) on repeat. Enriched with macadamia and apricot seed oils, it’s nourishing formula will leave your pout oh-so kissable.
With the days getting longer and the sun shining brighter, it’s time to swap powdery blushes for more light-weight formulas. Enter the cushion blush that’s equal parts pretty and portable. Its click-to-open case ensures zero spill-off and is super easy-to-use. Don’t even get us started on the four radiant, poppy shades that blend into the skin so seamlessly for a watercolor-like effect.
Want Kim K-esque skin sans the hassle of touch-ups every now and then? Meet your new BFF. With three skin-coddling ingredients, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and tocopherol to plump up skin, it’s great for normal-to-oily as well as dry skin types since it’s water-based. Plus, packed with silica pigments that act as temporary fillers (buh-bye fine lines) it’s your holy-grail for a poreless face.
Of course, you’ve heard of foundation, and while you’re still wrapping your head around a BB cream, the Koreans have thought light years ahead and conceptualized ‘Boundation’. With the texture of a liquid foundation and multiple benefits of a BB cream, this baby is an all-in-one. Whether you’re fair-skinned or a dusky beauty choose from a range of 12 shades to ensure a seamless base.
By the way, you do realize makeup doesn’t last forever…learn when it’s time to toss out your beauty stash right here!