We’ve been experiencing a record breaking heat wave recently and that can only mean one thing for our makeup: it’s melting off! You leave the house with a flawless look only to find it looking sweaty and cakey within minutes of stepping outside. Yes, dewy summer skin can look fresh but a sweaty look? No, that’s never a good idea. Luckily there are several great primers for your face, eyes and lips that will make sure your beauty products aren’t going anywhere. Makeup: you’ve been warned.
1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
This primer is hands-down one of the best. It’s silky, packed with vitamins and green tea extracts so it improves the health of your skin while keeping your makeup in its place.
2. Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time
On top of its makeup extending qualities this primer is made with natural ingredients and it’s free of preservative. No parabens, sulfates or synthetic dyes. What’s not to love?
3. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This eyeshadow primer promises to make your eyeshadows last for 24 hours and then some. No creases, no running and no re-applying all day? Sign me up!
4. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
A little goes a long way with this primer and it has gotten rave reviews from a few friends. It secures and intensifies your eyeshadow for the perfect smudge-free look.
5. Benefit Lip Plump
It plumps, fills and contours your lips before locking your lip product in place. The Benefit Lip Plump has been around since 1995 so clearly they are doing something right.
6. MAC Prep and Prime Lip
This product is lighter but not any less effective. It moisturizes and smoothes your lips to improve the appearance and longevity of your perfect pout on a hot summer day.
xo – madi