The one real trend this summer? Doing what makes you feel good.
I know, I know, dewy skin is having a ~moment~ right now. But if your summer agenda is jam-packed with outdoor picnics, pool days, park strolls, and general fun in the sun, you may want to give matte makeup a shot. In defense of the forgotten finish, matte makeup really holds up in the summer heat. More than just buzzwords, some matte formulas really are sweat-proof, smudge-proof, and even waterproof. Here’s a humidity-resistant makeup routine that’ll stay put and get you through the rest of this summer’s heat with a flawless complexion.
Build Your Base
Recommends: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
It’s no secret that the key to a flawless face is the right base. This essential first step smooths pores and lines, blurs imperfections, and protects the skin—all while locking in any product you apply after for all-day wear.
Create The Foundation
The ideal matte foundation will not only be longwearing and buildable but also feature hydrating ingredients that won’t clog pores. Soften imperfections and build to your ideal coverage with a formula that won’t budge in the summer heat.
Recommends: TOM FORD Beauty Emotionproof Concealer
Hide dark circles disguise imperfections with a waterproof and transfer-proof concealer. Keep your eyes peeled for a sweat and humidity-resistant formula with some serious staying power.
Recommends: Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder
Set yourself up for success for the longest possible wear with a reliable setting powder. Ideally, something that gives you an airbrushed, second-skin finish without caking or emphasizing lines or texture.
Heat Things Up
Enhance your natural complexion with a natural-matte bronzer, blush, or both. Look for a matte formula that helps control sebum production and increases smoothness for an even, long-lasting finish. Keep oil at bay while getting a sunkissed glow—multitasking at its finest.