As the days get hotter and our nights get shorter, it can be difficult to maintain your go-to look. Finding balance between your full face and your natural luster can be a challenge, but we’ve got you covered! Check out our favorite “no-makeup makeup” products and tricks that will enhance your natural beauty and stay all day, regardless of the weather!
Nourishing and Nude—Classic and Simple Summer Makeup
Not all nudes are created equal. Try a simple look with products that nourish skin and add a light pop of color for a nude makeup look that never quits. Pro tip: don’t skip the sunscreen!
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Long Lush Treatment Mascara: Nourish and define lashes with this smudge- and streak-proof formula that surrounds lashes in water-resistant coverage. Shea butter, squalene, olive oil and jojoba oil deeply nourish lashes while the uniquely shaped brush coats each lash—no matter how small. Lengthen, separate and curl with this stay-all-day mascara.
jane iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss in Pink Lady: Give lips a pop of radiance with this universally flattering gloss that provides long-lasting luster. The nourishing formula features moringa butter, avocado oil and antioxidants to keep lips hydrated without leaving behind a tacky feel.
Go Bold—Defined Brows and a Natural Lip
Make a serious statement with an enhanced brow and perfectly hydrated lips! There’s nothing better than a worry-free brow and a nourished pucker.
Mirabella the Brow Pencil in Dark: Define, sculpt and fill in brows with this precision-point pencil that includes a spoolie brush to coax brows into place. The long-lasting formula is smudge-proof, waterproof and blendable, making it a must-have for cultivating a natural makeup look that sticks with you through summer.
FixMySkin Healing Lip Balm Vanilla with 1% Hydrocortisone: Prevent and repair dry and cracked lips with this healing balm that nourishes skin with shea and cocoa butter and heals irritation with 1% hydrocortisone. This one-of-a-kind balm was patented and formulated by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, board-certified dermatologist and CEO of LovelySkin, and his son, Daniel. Plus, it won’t melt in the summer heat, so toss it in your pocket while you’re on the go to maintain your no-makeup makeup look! We consulted with Dr. Schlessinger on the benefits of this amazing balm:
“I am constantly telling my patients there are beauty products out there that are actually good for your skin! The Vanilla FixMySkin Balm perfectly complements any regimen because it can be worn alone or under your favorite lipstick or gloss, but it can also be used as a treatment for any skin ailments you may find yourself with, such as dry patches, bug bites or chapped lips.”
Eye-Opening—Wake up with a White Liner
The secret to a nude makeup look is to choose products that fool the eye. One way to make your eyes appear bigger without using a ton of product is to swipe a little white liner on your water line!
Au Naturale Swipe-On Essential Eye Pencil in Carrara: This all-natural, richly pigmented liner is the perfect way to get your glam on (no matter the season). The USA-made, paraben- and toxin-free liner glides on to enhance any natural makeup look, and the white color helps create a wide-awake appearance.
jane iredale Naturally Matte Eye Shadow Kit: Accompany your eye-opening white liner with this versatile palette that features five crease-free mineral shades that can be worn alone or blended together. The matte pigments are formulated with botanical extracts to brighten and enhance eyes for a look that lasts.
Shake it Up—Classic Nude, Redefined
Another way to give your nude look a boost is to take the classic smoky eye in a new direction. Create a neutral smoky eye with matte shades or add a bit of shimmer to redefine the classic look we know and love.
stila Matte ‘N Metal Eye Shadow Palette: Mix and match your eye with this shadow palette that features shimmery and natural shades to flatter all skin types and tones. With 6 matte pigments and 6 metallic shades, you can’t go wrong!
COOLA Tinted Mineral LipLux SPF 30 in Skinny Dip: Every summer makeup routine needs an SPF, but we love this formula because it comes in six versatile shades! The sustainably sourced, natural balm features capuacu butter and mongongo oil to nourish lips while providing broad-spectrum protection with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
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