Beauty Bloggers Best Summer Beauty Tips and Products

I love finding out Beauty Bloggers’ favorite products and beauty tips! These are beauty obsessed girls who aren’t loyal to any particular brand, and they’ll do things like use Milk of Magnesia as a makeup primer or blot oily skin with a toilet seat cover.


Summer Beauty Products 1 of 13
I asked a few of my beauty blogging friends for their favorite summer beauty tips. Some answers seem to be universal, you should definitely be priming before applying makeup and waterproof makeup is great for all day wear. But, it turns out there are a lot of layering tricks to learn!
It's All In the Application 2 of 13

"Apply a mattifying primer, a powder or gel, before makeup. Then waterproof all the things! Mascara, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Blush Foundation, Concealer, etc. Setting powder on top of your finished look and then a good spritz of a setting spray."
- Pink Sith

Pink Sith's Favorites:
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector $36
eltaMD UV Clear $30
Mattify Cosmetics Mattify! Ultra Powder for Oily Skin $7.99
tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder $32
Make Up For Ever HD Powder $34
Ben Nye Final Seal $8.50
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray $30

Don't Tan Your Cuticles 3 of 13

"We've all suffered from the dreaded orange palms from applying self tanner and that's easily remedied with a good scrub. But what about stained nails? Apply a thin layer of lip balm or cuticle cream on the nail plate, cuticle and under the nail to act as a barrier. The extra nail nourishment is just an added bonus!"
- Michelle Mismas, All Lacquered Up

Michelle's Favorites:
Smith's Rosebud Salve $6
Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab $7.49

Cut Back on Coverage 4 of 13

"Less is more. If you can get away with using a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream give it a shot! You can also consider a product that does it all: conceal, cover and SPF protection. If you have oily skin reach for a foundation with a gel formula!"
- Aprill, Glitter.Gloss.Garbage

Aprill's Favorites:
Cover FX BB Gel $45
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream $8.99
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $42

Refresh With Setting Spray 5 of 13

"Aside from using primer, a great makeup setting/refreshing spray helps to keep makeup from melting in the sweltering heat. The best place to keep it? In the refrigerator! Not only is it refreshingly cold on your skin when coming in from the outdoors, but the cold temporarily tightens your skin by constricting blood flow and calms facial redness."
- Shannon Smyth, A Girl's Gotta Spa!

Shannon's Favorites:
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray $29 (see Shannon's Review)
DIY Makeup Refresher

Eyes That Last All Day 6 of 13

"For eyeshadows, priming is a must! Don't apply extra moisture to the eye area or your shadows will crease in a few areas. After you apply your daily moisturizer with SPF and let it sink in, blot off any excess oils on your lid. If you've got really oily lids, you can apply a bit of translucent powder."

"Then apply your eyeshadow primer. I reach for Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Cover FX Anti-Age Smoothing eyeshadow primer. Apply your eyeshadow as normal. You can dust a little translucent powder on top if you feel you need it."

"Then spray your face with a makeup setting spray. My choices are Model in a Bottle or Urban Decay All Nighter."
- Phyrra

Phyrra's Favorites:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer $20
Cover FX Anti-Age Smoothing Eye Primer $34
Model in a Bottle Original Setting Spray $18
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray $30

All Day Mascara 7 of 13

"Avoid mascara on your bottom lashes! Give yourself a fighting chance to avoid the summer raccoon eyes! Coat your lashes with a sealer after your final coat of mascara. Both bareMinerals and Anastasia make fantastic ones!"
- Kelly, Gouldylox Reviews

Kelly's Favorites:
bareMinerals Locked & Coated Waterproof Lash Topcoat $12
Anastasia Lash Genius $21

All Day Lips 8 of 13

"When all else fails, it's easy to keep summer lips looking luscious! Try lining your lips and following up with a gloss. The result is a sexy, glossy lip that lasts way longer than usual. For lips that don't budge for hours, try a Liquid Lipstick from Hourglass. When paired with their Panoramic Lip Liner, the color lasts for hours and your lips feel super soft and never dry."
-Kelly, Gouldylox Reviews

Kelly's Favorite:
Hourglass Opaque Rogue Lipstick $28
Hourglass Panoramic Lip Liner $28

A Little Bonus UV Protection 9 of 13

"For oily skinned people, use a powder SPF on top of your regular face SPF lotion to protect your face from the sun as well as keep shine away."
- Eugenia, Geniabeme

Eugenia's Favorites:
Peter Thomas Roth: Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45 $30
Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30 $45.50

Summer Favorites 10 of 13

"A setting powder always makes a huge difference in the wear time of my products. I love NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder because it blurs imperfections and keeps your makeup looking amazing."

"The other item I love for summer are the new MUFE Aqua Matics Eye Shadows. Those do not budge even for cake. Every body needs every single one of them.
- Brooke, Blushing Noir

Brooke's Favorites:
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder $35
Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Eye Shadows $21

Stop Yellowed Manicures 11 of 13

"The additional UV exposure of being outside in the summer can cause white or light colored nail polishes to yellow. Use a non-yellowing top coat with UV filters."
- Michelle Mismas, All Lacquered Up

Michelle's Favorite:
Sally Beauty Yellow Stopper Top Coat $7.29

Favorite CC Creams 12 of 13

"Switch from a heavy foundation to a BB or CC cream for lightweight coverage. The best summer foundation I've found is IT Cosmetics CC cream. It’s got great coverage, is highly moisturizing, blends well, is available in a variety of shades and looks completely natural!"
- Cindy, Prime Beauty

"CoverFX CC Cream not only has SPF 30, but its formula is perfect for hot summer days. The application is easy and the coverage is fantastic."
- Brittany, Clumps of Mascara

Brittany and Cindy's Favorites:
IT Cosmetics CC Cream $38
CoverFX CC Cream $45

Pick Your Formula 13 of 13

"I like to use tinted sunscreen in summer for double duty wear. My go to tinted sunscreen is Physicians Formula Healthy Wear. it is super high SPF and wears really well. Cream products also will standup to sweat better than powder and when they sweat off they do so much more gracefully. For cream products, I love all of the Make Up Forever Aqua products, especially the aqua cream shadows and aqua eyes liners. They are pretty much sweat proof!"
- Carleen, Beauty and Fashion Tech

Carleen's Favorites:
Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Tinted Moisturizer SPF 50 $14.95
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream $23


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