I know, I know, dewy skin is having a ~moment~ right now. But if your summer agenda is jam-packed with outdoor picnics, pool days, park strolls, and general fun in the sun, you may want to give matte makeup a shot. In defense of the forgotten finish, matte makeup really holds up in the summer heat. More than just buzzwords, some matte formulas really are sweat-proof, smudge-proof, and even waterproof. Here’s a humidity-resistant makeup routine that’ll stay put and get you through the rest of this summer’s heat with a flawless complexion.
Build Your Base
It’s no secret that the key to a flawless face is the right base. This essential first step smooths pores and lines, blurs imperfections, and protects the skin—all while locking in any product you apply after for all-day wear.
Beautylish recommends Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Create The Foundation
The ideal matte foundation will not only be longwearing and buildable but also feature hydrating ingredients that won’t clog pores. Soften imperfections and build to your ideal coverage with a formula that won’t budge in the summer heat.
Beautylish recommends UOMA Beauty Say What?! Weightless Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation
Hide dark circles disguise imperfections with a waterproof and transfer-proof concealer. Keep your eyes peeled for a sweat and humidity-resistant formula with some serious staying power.
Beautylish recommends TOM FORD Beauty Emotionproof Concealer
Set yourself up for success for the longest possible wear with a reliable setting powder. Ideally, something that gives you an airbrushed, second-skin finish without caking or emphasizing lines or texture.
Beautylish recommends Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder
Heat Things Up
Enhance your natural complexion with a natural-matte bronzer, blush, or both. Look for a matte formula that helps control sebum production and increases smoothness for an even, long-lasting finish. Keep oil at bay while getting a sunkissed glow—multitasking at its finest.
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