Beauty Basics – 6 Make-Up Essentials for the Summer
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).
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.
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!
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!).
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.
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.
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.