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Summer Makeup Tips: Our Favorite Melt-Proof Beauty Picks


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Cosmetics and high temperatures have never really been the best of friends. So now that summer is upon us, what’s a beauty lover to do? Nobody wants to be the Wicked Witch of the West at the pool party (“I’m mellllllllllting!”). But don’t worry—we rounded up some of our favorite heat-resistant products so you can keep cool while looking hot with these summer makeup tips!


Bed Head by Tigi Straighten Out
This straightening cream is designed to defy humidity, and it smells like the most delicious citrus smoothie. Rub some between your palms and smooth onto damp hair, then blow-dry and straighten as usual.

Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk
If you’re rocking a less-than-straight ’do, this cream is for you. Apply wet or dry (I smoothed a bit onto my ends after air-drying), and it’ll fight humidity and frizz all day.

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Extra Firm Hold Hairspray
Another hot weather workaholic, this hairspray busts flyaways and fights humidity. Spray onto styled hair to keep you style in place through any weather, and forget about it.


glo•therapeutics Refreshing Mist
Pomegranate, Chamomile, and Hyaluronic Acid make this lightly herbal scented spritzer the ultimate poolside companion. Mist over makeup or clean skin to refresh and hydrate.

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer
The perfect summer moisturizer: light, cooling, with a dreamy orangesicle scent. This bad boy made my skin look energized and glowy—and it’s oil-free!

Lush Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly
We’re obsessed with this crazy, jiggly product! It smells like candy and can be stored in the fridge for a cooling shower treat. It contains seaweed for hydration, and works on both hair and skin. Break off a small piece and use with a loofah, or use the whole thing like a bar of soap to wash up!

Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
Spritz this over your finished look to set it for a smudge-proof face that lasts and lasts.


Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer
This stuff means business! To use, rub the twist-up stick over your face, then immediately follow with your concealer or foundation, blending the two as you go. Your makeup goes on smoothly and lasts all day. Best of all, you don’t need much of it!

bareMinerals Advanced Protection SPF 20 Moisturizer
When things heat up and you’re playing in the sun, SPF is more important than ever. This tinted moisturizer protects and hydrates, while the illuminators make skin look healthy and glowing. Best for medium-to-dark skin tones.

Too Faced Lip Insurance
Wait a minute, we can apply lip products once and not worry about them again for hours? Sold! This lightweight base provides an excellent canvas for gloss, lipstick, etc., grabbing the product so reapplication is the furthest thing from your mind.

Essence Stays No Matter What 24hr Volume Mascara
This volumizing formula clung to my lashes even after a dip in the pool! Like the label says: “Waterproof. Partyproof. Lifeproof.”

Anastasia Covet Waterproof Liner
Smudge this creamy pencil into your lash line and it’ll stay put. For sunny days, try “Vert”, a gorgeous khaki green with a slight shimmer.

The Balm Stainiac
This one seriously stains both cheeks and lips, which is exactly why we love it for hot days! Try it in Prom Queen, a pretty orange-coral, and you'll get a flush that lasts and lasts. 

Palladio Beauty Herbal Shadow & Liner Crayon
This is three-in-one multitasker works as a shadow, liner, and even a color-enhancing shadow base. Even better, it offers a cooling sensation.