e.l.f. Discovery


By Maria Scenna

Summertime brings heat and humidity, which makes your makeup more prone to melting and smudges. From waterproof mascara to cream blush and setting sprays, read on to find out which beauty products you should have in your summer makeup bag for lightweight coverage and dewy skin!

Lightweight and Hydrating Foundations

Lightweight foundations are the perfect beauty products to add to your summer makeup routine. In hot and humid weather, a lighter foundation will help your skin breathe more and last longer than heavier foundations, which can cause sweatiness and melt right off your skin.

The Suntouchable Whoa Glow with SPF is a sunscreen and makeup primer in one that not only protects your skin from the heat, but leaves it with a radiant finish that lasts from breakfast to lunch. It’s non-greasy, hydrating formula helps to moisturize your skin while giving it a sheer peach shimmer—making it the perfect beauty product for some fun in the sun!

Some foundations with added SPF include the Camo Hydrating CC Cream with SPF, which is a medium to full coverage color correcting cream available in 30 inclusive shades. The Halo Glow Liquid Filter is a multi-purpose glow complexion booster with a sheer tint that will hydrate your skin for a smoother, softer look.

Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof mascara is another beauty product that belongs in your summer makeup bag! Formulated with rich pigments, this black waterproof mascara gives your lashes intense volume and a super bold look for the best of both worlds. Its flexible wand contains vertical and horizontal bristles to achieve definition and drama, without the mess.

Smudge Proof and Waterproof Eyeliner

Avoid racoon eyes by using waterproof eyeliner that creates smudge-free thick or thin lines with a precision felt tip pen. Infused with Vitamin E to nourish your lash line, this liquid eyeliner will instantly enhance your eyes with its deep black pigment and matte finish for long-lasting wear, so say goodbye to smears!

To get rid of waterproof makeup, try this soothing liquid makeup remover that’s infused with hyaluronic acid, squalene and niacinamide to help smooth and hydrate the skin! After shaking the makeup remover bottle, apply the liquid non-greasy formula to a cotton ball or round and gently press into the skin to melt the makeup, then swipe to remove it.

Cream or Liquid Blush

The right blush or highlight can warm up your skin tone and give you the perfect dewy, sun-kissed look. Finding the right shades that complement your skin tone is easier than you think. Wearing either a warm or cool tone blush depends on the undertone of your skin. Choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin for a natural look and a blush with the opposite undertone for a bold look.

After prepping your skin with hydrating face primer and tinted moisturizer, apply cream blush or even a liquid blush with a blush brush to the apples of your cheeks in a sweeping upward motion.

Achieving a Dewy, Sun-Kissed Look With a Highlighter

If you’re looking for a luminous, glowy look this summer season, don’t forget this important step! Highlighter beauty wands work by reflecting light to brighten your features and therefore creates a luminous glow. To achieve the perfect glow this summer, try choosing a liquid highlighter over powder, that way the product sinks in to the skin and leaves a dewy finish.

Unsure of where to apply liquid highlight? We recommend applying highlighter after your foundation and to the highest points of your face, such as cheekbones, temples, brow bone, cupid’s bow, and along the bridge of your nose.

Keeping Your Lips Hydrated and Vibrant

Hydration is important during the summer, and lips often go overlooked. The rising temperatures expose your lips to harmful UV rays and transitions in weather from heat to air conditioning, combined with drinking acid beverages like iced tea and lemonade, dry out your lips. That’s why it’s crucial to carry a hydrating lip balm in your summer makeup bag!

Because lips lack the natural glands to keep them moist, they’re prone to chapping during the hot summer months. Tinted lip balms not only nourish and condition the skin, but they also add a pop of color with luscious shine! Choose a lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher. Glossy lip stains deliver a gloss-to-stain finish that won’t transfer and leave your lips looking and feeling fresh. So when you apply your sunscreen, don’t forget your lip balm as well!

Locking in Your Makeup for All-Day Wear

After you’ve finished applying your makeup, whether for a casual daytime look or a glamorous all-night affair, it’s a shame for your makeup to fade or melt. Setting sprays and makeup setting powder will help your makeup stay in place with minimal touch-ups throughout the day—making them the perfect beauty products for the hot summer months!

Finish your summer makeup with Suntouchable All Set for Sun with SPF setting spray. Made with a clean and weightless formula, this quick-dry spray won’t leave a white cast or greasy feel on your skin, allowing for easy touch-ups throughout the day.

Loose setting powder absorbs excess oil and helps set makeup to keep it in place. It’s best to choose a lightweight and translucent setting powder that is finely milled and infused with skincare ingredients. This will allow the powder to glide onto your skin without appearing cakey with a smoothing finish.