10 Summer Makeup Essentials For Flawless, Sweat-Proof Makeup



Summer 2020 isn’t canceled yet, and we couldn’t be more excited about our post-lockdown debut. In fact, we’ve curated the ultimate summer makeup bag that’ll keep your beat looking and feeling flawless, even in the summer sun. From our go-to waterproof mascara to our fave SPF foundation and sweat-proof brow pencil. Trust us, if these formulas can make it through the Dubai summer heat, they’ll work for you!

1. Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer, $52

Tatcha Silk Primer Source: Tatcha

If you ask any makeup-lover what’s their go-to primer, chances are they’ll mention this cult-favorite. The multi-tasking balm glides onto the skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and pores while increasing the longevity of your makeup. It also provides a protective layer derived from botanicals, which act as a barrier between makeup and skin, helping to prevent clogged pores that can lead to breakouts. Finally, it contains pearls to boost the luminosity of your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow.

2. Huda Beauty Glow Coco Hydrating Mist, $35

Glow Coco Mist

Introducing the latest product to join the Huda Beauty family – and a certified summer essential – this superfine mist primes, sets, and refreshes the skin leaving you with a beautiful, dewy glow. Infused with coconut water, coconut milk, and a hint of coconut oil, it’ll hydrate, soften, and rebalance the skin without leaving a greasy residue. Whether you’re going for a no-makeup makeup look or a full post-lockdown beat, this mist is the ultimate finishing touch.

3. Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra-Fine Shape & Define, $24

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This is our holy grail brow pencil for SO many reasons! First and foremost, the super-fine pencil allows you to create hair-like strokes that last all day long. The formula is the perfect mix of being waxy and wet, which allows for easy application. Plus, it’s available in 12 shades to match every hair color and skin tone. Finally, the attached spoolie makes it quick and easy to use, especially when you’re on the go.

4. Danessa Myricks Bronzer, $18 (on sale RN)

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A summer beat is not complete without a warm, bronzed glow. And we’re in love with this Danessa Myricks Power Bronzer, $26 – it ticks every box. It’s blendable, easily buildable, and long-wearing. It also has a matte finish, which is perfect for sweat-proof summer makeup. It’s currently offered in three shades ranging from light to medium and deep.

5. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF, $39.50

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SPF is non-negotiable year-round but is especially important during the summer months. Therefore, we’re always on the lookout for SPF products and this color-correcting foundation is our go-to. Formulated with SPF 50, it offers medium to full coverage while collagen, peptides, and hyaluronic work to plump, hydrate and smooth the skin. Another major bonus? It wears well throughout the day and feels incredibly lightweight despite offering full coverage.

6. Huda Beauty Life Liner Duo Pencil & Liquid Liner, $25

Summer makeup essentials

We may be biased but trust us when we say, you’ll be hard pushed to find an eyeliner with longer staying power than the Huda Beauty Life Liner Duo Pencil & Liquid Liner, $25. The silky and unique water-free liquid formula glides on without skipping and quickly dries to the most intense black shade that stays put for 48 hours. For more deets, check out this post.

7. Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, $7

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The original Maybelline Lash Sensational is a fave among A-listers, including Meghan Markle, and its waterproof counterpart is just as praiseworthy. The fanning brush has ten layers of bristles to help separate and build the lashes, providing a feathered, full lash effect. Plus, the formula is infused with three different essential oils; rose oil, argan oil, and safflower oil to soften and nourish the lash and prevent them from looking or feeling brittle. It’s also easily buildable so you can wear it on the beach or for full glam.

8. Kosås Tinted Face Oil, $42

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Many makeup artists recommend lightweight formulas during the summer months, and this Kosas Tinted Face Oil is one of our fave product discoveries of the last year. The lightweight oil formula offers intense hydration with light to medium coverage, and no, it doesn’t move around during the day – the texture is like a dry oil. The formula blends like a dream and leaves your skin looking glowy AF. For more application tips, check out our full review here.

9. Huda Beauty Easy Bake Powder, $34

Summer makeup essentials

The easiest way to keep your makeup intact (and looking flawless) during the summer is by using a powder to lock your look in. Our Huda Beauty Easy Bake Setting Powder is our ride-or-die product. Not only does it keep makeup locked in place, but it provides an airbrushed finish. Use a light dusting on a large fluffy brush to set your foundation in place.

10. Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, $20

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As soon as Fenty dropped their latest Cheeks Out blush collection in 10 versatile shades, the beauty space went wild. The cream blush formula is ultra-lightweight and instantly melts into your skin for a natural-looking flush of color. The sheer blush is also easily buildable so you can take it from a natural glow to a heavy-duty blush look, which is one of summer’s hottest trends. This formula is also sweat-proof and waterproof and doesn’t leave a greasy or sticky residue.

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