It’s hot. And humid. Chances are, even if your skin is normally on the dry side, you’re experiencing a little oil and shine. Luckily, these mattifying beauties are here to round out your summer makeup stash and trick everyone into thinking you’re cool as a cucumber.
A matte look starts with the right base, and Revision Skincare Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer SPF 45 Matte is your best bet for lightweight summer makeup. This moisturizer features a universal tint that blends with most skin tones to give you a natural-looking matte finish with medium coverage. But it doesn’t stop there. This lotion also protects skin against UVA and UVB rays with 4% titanium dioxide, 3% zinc oxide and a blend of chemical sun filters. Peptides and antioxidants help firm skin and smooth the appearance of wrinkles, while lecithin helps reduce the appearance of large pores. It’s a moisturizer, foundation, anti-aging treatment and sunscreen in one!
Applying a setting powder can help lock your makeup in place all day. It also helps keep moisture off of your skin so that less sebum makes its way to the surface to leave an oil slick in areas like your T-zone. Dermablend Loose Setting Powder is a sensitivity-free formula that helps set Dermablend foundations for up to 16 hours of wear. It also works beautifully with body makeup.
We love our lip glosses, but did you know that the shiny finish can actually attract UV rays to your lips and cause damage over time? It’s true! If you’ll be spending lots of time outdoors, skip the gloss, layer on an SPF for lips, like EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 31, and go for a matte shade. theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick is a long-wearing, vanilla mint-scented formula that will never flake or smudge. Available in 18 gorgeous shades, this lipstick provides a velvety smooth finish that isn’t overly dry. For summer, we love the shades Honest, Sentimental and Brilliant.
Blotting papers are a beauty classic that work perfectly in a pinch. Plus, they’re oh-so-purse-friendly. We especially like Eminence Organics Green Tea & Hemp Blotting Tissue. Made from green tea leaves and hemp fiber, these gentle tissues tone down shine, remove sweat and impurities and leave behind a beautiful matte finish—all without messing with your makeup or skin care.
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