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Splurge vs. Save: Summer Makeup Guide

It’s summer time, so that means it’s time to trade in the matt finish for a light and dewy glow. The heat and humidity are fighting to melt your makeup off, but we have the scoop on how to fight back and keep everything in place.

Silicone Foundation

As someone who used to struggle with acne and uneven skin, I know how important a full coverage foundation is, and finding one that lasts all day in the heat can be a struggle. You want to opt for a lightweight silicone-based formula. The silicone acts as a film between your skin and the humidity, preventing it from sinking into your pores and melting away.

Splurge: $43.00MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation


BB Cream

If you are fortunate enough to have blemish-free skin, and are looking for light coverage, switch to a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. The best part is, most BB creams come with a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher built in so you can protect that beautiful face from sun damage.

Splurge: $46.00 Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

Save: $12.99 Garnier SkinActive Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream

Eye Shadow Primer

This is an important step that frequently gets skipped. Save your eyeshadow masterpiece by swiping on some primer a couple minutes before you applyour shadow, it will enhance the pigmentation and longevity of your look.

Splurge: $22.00 Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Save: $2.00 E.L.F Eyeshadow Lock Eyelid Primer

Waterproof Mascara

Weather you are sweating from being out in the heat or cooling off in a pool, these waterproof mascaras can withstand it all with no worries of smudging or running. This stuff works so well that it can sometimes be difficult to get off with normal face wash, so make sure to use an eye makeup remover.

Splurge:$23.00 Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara

Save: $6.99 Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara

Lip Stain

With traditional lipstick you have to re-apply multiple times a day and it can become a hassle, especially if you are trying to stay hydrated in the summer heat. A lip stain is a good alternative because it is light and you don’t have to re apply every time you take a sip of your iced coffee. The finish is slightly matt so I suggest topping it with your favorite lip gloss to give it that summer shine. The best part about a lip stain is that it can be used on cheeks as well!

Splurge: $24.00 Smith & Cult The Tainted Lip Stain

Save: $6.99 NYX Epic Ink Lip  Dye

With these makeup tips you are sure to slay the summer at your own price point.


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