How To Look Good While Playing in the Sun

Hopefully you’re able to get outside and enjoy some summer activities while the heat lasts — whether you’re playing frisbee at the beach or just some backyard family games.

But with heat and humidity comes major beauty issues, like frizzy hair, shiny skin, and melted-off makeup. (Sweat-smeared eye makeup is not a pretty sight.)

Here are my 10 favorite beauty tips to keep you looking good while out in the summer heat:

  • Wear less products 1 of 10
    Wear less products
    The more layers of makeup you wear, the more that's going to melt off your face. Try swapping your heavy foundation for a multi-tasking tinted moisturizer — such as this brilliant formula from Laura Mercier that comes in a beach-bag-friendly compact.
    See this + more NEW MAKEUP FAVORITES.
  • Use a primer 2 of 10
    Use a primer
    A little oil-free matte primer will keep your makeup looking fresher longer. If you're wearing eyeshadow out to the beach or pool, an eyeshadow primer keeps colors from fading.
  • Opt for oil-absorbing products 3 of 10
    Opt for oil-absorbing products
    If your biggest summer makeup problem is your super-shiny face, switch to oil-absorbing skincare products when out playing in the sun all day.
    See this + more ways to DE-SLICK OILY SKIN.
  • Wear liquid or gel eyeliner 4 of 10
    Wear liquid or gel eyeliner
    They last way longer than pencil liners in the hot sun.
  • Waterproof everything 5 of 10
    Waterproof everything
    If you're planning on splashing in the pool or just running around and getting sweaty, remember to wear waterproof mascara! (Maybelline Volum' Express One by One is my favorite mascara of the moment.)
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  • Look for silicone 6 of 10
    Look for silicone
    Laura Mercier told Allure magazine that products with silicone in the ingredients will prevent the formula from melting in the heat.
    See this + more SUMMER-PROOF MAKEUP TIPS from Allure.
  • Fight frizz 7 of 10
    Fight frizz
    Humidity is not a friend to hair — but luckily there are plenty of sprays and serums designed to tame your wild-woman hair.
    See this + more SUMMER BEAUTY PRODUCTS.
  • Keep your hair up 8 of 10
    Keep your hair up
    Instead of wearing the same messy bun day in and day out, try one of these easy summer hair tutorials to get hair up and off of your neck.
    See all of these SUMMER UPDO TUTORIALS.
  • Protect your skin 9 of 10
    Protect your skin
    Using sunscreen is the best way to keep looking good in the long-term. I especially love Supergoop!'s water-resistant formula.
    See this + more SUMMER BEAUTY PRODUCTS.
  • Stay cool + covered 10 of 10
    Stay cool + covered
    Staying cool and shaded is the best way to keep your makeup fresh, hair chic, and skin protected.
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