Your Hair and Makeup Guide to Beating the Summer Heat

Put down your contour cream and let your skin *glow*.

By Anna Miya Loeschner

The time has come, ladies.

’Tis the season to ditch those heavy foundations, powders and contouring creams from winters past and trade them in for lighter products that let your skin breathe. Summer makeup is fresh, glowy and minimal and summer hairstyles need to be able to withstand humidity, while taking minimal heat to perfect. (Because who wants to use more heat in the heat?)

We’re giving you summer hair and makeup tips that will keep you going (and glowing) all summer long. Check out our guide to staying flawless even when the weather reaches record highs.

  • Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint


    The weather forecast rising about 75 to 80 degrees is reason enough to ditch heavy foundations to even out your skin. Nothing says fresh summer skin like a glow from within. Glossier’s Perfecting skin tint is the “land between bare skin and makeup.” It evens out discoloration without making the skin look heavy or cakey, and it won’t melt away. It’s your skin—with a touch of FaceTune.

    Price: $26, available at Glossier

  • Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain


    You’ll absolutely benefit from Benefit’s rose-tinted cheek and lip stain. The stain gives you a natural glow and leaves behind a smudge-proof sheer tint, which will come in handy during your humid rush hour commutes. It also doubles up as a lip stain, which we love because who wants to be bothered with multiple products during the busy summer months?

    Price: $30, available at Sephora

  • Pat McGrath Skin Labs Skin Fetish 003


    If you haven’t made it to the beach to get your base glow, just reach for Pat McGrath’s new Skin Fetish highlighter. It’s a trio with a highlighter and balm duo, brush and pigment, and the finished result is skin with an out of this world glow. You can either dab on the balm on your face’s high points (top of the cheek bones, cupids bow, brow bones) for a subtle daytime glow, or if you’re hitting a rooftop party, kick it up by layering the highlighter and pigment on top for a nighttime look everyone will be raving about.

    Price: $72, available at Sephora

  • Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color


    Nothing is worse than your eyebrows melting off on your way to after-work drinks or washing away during that summer pool party. Stila’s brow color pen takes a light, steady hand to fill in sparse brows with small hair-like strokes. You’re left with natural brows that truly stay all day through sweat, heat and water.

    Price: $21, available at Stila Cosmetics

  • Rimmel London Wonderful Wonderlash Lift Me Up Mascara

    Rimmel London

    Drugstore mascaras do the trick just as well—if not better—than their designer counterparts. Rimmel’s Lift Me Up mascara coats lashes and adds length and volume without clumping, no matter how many layers you put on. But chill, ’cause you won’t need more than two or three. This formula is infused with cucumber and vitamins that moisturize your lashes while also lengthening them. The moisturizing infusion comes in handy with a waterproof formula, which you’ll need to beat summer sweat.

    Price: $8.49, available at Ulta

  • Caudalie Beauty Elixir


    Warm weather means your skin needs frequent refreshers and pick-me-ups. Instead of reaching to layer on more powder, which can look cakey and heavy in warm weather, give your skin a radiant glow with Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. It’s a natural toning mist formulated with grapes and clarifying ingredients that provides a burst of radiance and helps freshen up makeup and skin.

    Price: $18, available at Sephora

  • Bio Derma Sensibio H20 Wipes


    Summer equals sweat and oil, making your nighttime routine infinitely more important than other months. Bio Derma’s micellar solution is magic. It whisks away any trace of dirt, oil and waterproof mascara. These wipes in particular are biodegradable, so even the laziest beauty girl can take off her makeup at night. Keep a pack by your bedside and glow on.

    Price: $9.95, available at Beautylish

  • Summer Hairstyle: Low Knot


    Summer hair should be simple and weather proof. Nothing is chicer than a messy, low knot at the nape of your neck. Hair is off your shoulders and neck so you feel cooler, and this particular style works on all hair types—curly, wavy or straight. Make sure you keep a few hairs pulled out for an “I woke up like this” finish.

  • Garnier Fructis Full Control Anti-Humidity Aerosol Hairspray


    No one wants to spend time underneath a hot dryer just to have your style ruined by humidity the second you step outside. Keep unwanted moisture from penetrating your strands by dusting hair with a light coating of Garnier Fructis’ anti-humidity hair spray. It’s a spray with bamboo extract and anti-humidity protection for 24-hour hold. It’s not sticky, smells great and actually keeps humidity out.

    Price: $4.29, available at Garnier

  • Hick’s Edges Pomade

    Sally Beauty

    You’re going for a sleek and smooth look for that summer wedding and your edges need a little extra love so your style can survive the Cupid Shuffle. Once your hair is washed, dried and styled, finish the look with a dab of pomade. Warm it up between your ends, smooth over edges and brush down. For extra hold, wrap your hair overnight so your edges are laid in place for the following day.

    Price: $14.99, available at Sally Beauty

We asked couples to try on Kylie Jenner’s lip glosses and what happened was priceless. Find out in the clip below.

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