Beauty Pick Me Up - 3 Summer Must-Haves To Throw In Your Tote!

by Ida Hsiang • Jul 6, 2011 6:12 AM PDT
Beauty Pick Me Up - 3 Summer Must-Haves To Throw In Your Tote!

When it's hot and humid out, the last thing you want it heavy makeup.

The heat and sweat makes eyeliner smudge and concealer and foundation feel caked on. Powders and shadows smear and mascara starts to run, plus darker colors just seem too heavy for the summer heat.

When it comes to warm, sunny days, we want to keep our makeup as light and natural as possible, but still look put-together and polished. Check out our picks for the three must-have summer beauty products that you can throw in your tote and rest-assured that you'll always be looking your summer best ... naturally!

Lengthening & Defining Mascara - As opposed to volumizing, thickening mascara. Give your lashes a break and a lighten up the load for a more summer appropriate beauty style. A subtle lift and lengthen does wonders in making eyes seem brighter and more alert!

Tinted Moisturizer - While a good foundation can make skin seem flawless, it also has a tendency to feel heavier in the heat and you risk clogging pores. But can't a girl get a little help? A tinted moisturizer keeps skin dewy and soft while still providing just the right amount of smoothing over for a still natural look. Make sure to get one with SPF!

Cream Blush - Even with the natural flush from the sun, a small touch of blush helps contour the face ands add a youthful, girl-next-door appeal. But powder blushes tend to streak or settle unevenly as the hot day wears on. Try a touch of cream blush, instead. It blends seamlessly into skin, giving just the right touch of sun-kissed rose.

Click on the slideshow to see our fave tried and true products that can give you a pretty, au naturale look for summer!

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