Beauty Basics – 6 Make-Up Essentials for the Summer

Published On July 1, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Fashion & Beauty, Shopping, Trends, Women

Now that summer is in full swing, Recess is sharing our top basic beauty essentials you’ll need to keep your face and make-up looking flawless and fabulous.  So whether you’re lying out by the pool or jogging in the summer heat, look your best while keeping your complexion looking fresh (and youthful).

Facial Bronzer

If you want your face to look tan, avoid baking it in the sun since that causes wrinkles, aging spots and other nastiness; instead, use a quality facial bronzer.  Recess recommends Too Faced Aqua Bunny Cream-to-Powder Bronzer.  Not only will this bronzer give your face that sun-kissed look, it’s also waterproof and can hold up to warm weather.

Too Faced Aqua Bunny Bronzer

Too Faced Aqua Bunny Bronzer

Waterproof Make-up

If you’re doing a lot of swimming this summer and wear make-up, waterproof cosmetics are a must. Recess recommends Maybelline’s Volum’ Express the Colossal Cat Eyes mascara.  This mascara really stays on!

Maybelline's Volum' Express the Colossal Cat Eyes

Maybelline’s Volum’ Express the Colossal Cat Eyes

Moisturizing Oil

You always want to make sure your skin, especially the face, stays hydrated and moisturized during the summer.  Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Moisturizer with SPF 40 is perfect not only for your face, but your entire body as well (and it contains sunscreen!).

Argan Oil Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40+

Argan Oil Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40+

Lip Balm

Dry lips are unattractive so prevent them and look good while doing it. Baby Lips is a moisturizing lip balm by Maybelline that comes in various different shades.

Baby Lips by Maybelline

Baby Lips by Maybelline

Tinted Moisturizer

Recess recommends you ditch the heavy foundations and stick with tinted moisturizers; they last better in the heat, gives your face a healthy glow and most contain SPF.  Clinique Moisture Surge is a great foundation alternative which comes in different shades and has sunscreen protection.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Liquid Blushes

Liquid blushes are like lip stains for your cheeks.  They apply well to the face and last much longer than powder blushes.  Benefit Cosmetics has a great cheek stain that can be applied to the lips as well.

Benefit Lip and Cheek Stain

Benefit Lip and Cheek Stain

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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a “voice” for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she’s joined the sandbox revolution!

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