My Summer Makeup Routine

In Northeastern PA, the summer season is brutal. With temperatures and humidity levels often in the triple digits, it’s safe to say it’s very hot and sticky. The stickiness is what really gets me. If there is any breeze, it often feels like a hot blow dryer is directed right at your face. Almost immediately, the sweat begins to pour down my face, and essentially, I feel gross. Needless to say, I want to go as barefaced as possible when it comes to makeup. I’m sure many of you can relate!

Unless I’m going out to a special event, I keep my makeup as minimal as possible, if I even wear any. I won’t go anywhere without my absolute essentials, however. My skincare routine always ends with a physical SPF. Always. That is either in the form of my Josie Maran Argan Oil moisturizer with an SPF of 47 or her Protect & Perfect moisturizing tint with the same SPF.


I choose one of the above depending on my mood that day. Do I feel like extra color or not? On an average day, I don’t wear mascara or eye shadow. I will follow this up with either elf cosmetics Gotta Glow Lip Tint or Josie Maran’s lip and cheek stick.

I’ll use IT Cosmetics Hello Light highlighter for the top of my cheeks, below the brow, above the brow, on my cupid’s bow, down the bridge of my nose, and the inner corners of my eyes. Sometimes, I’ll follow that up with Laura Geller’s Tahitian Glow body and face bronzer.

IT Cosmetics Hello Light and Laura Geller’s Tahitian Body Frosting.

If I’m going to an event, I’ll use IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation SPF 50 in place of the Protect & Perfect. I prefer a powder foundation instead of a tinted moisturizer that I use in the winter. Then, I use IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder very lightly over my entire face.

IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation 50 SPF  and Bye Bye Pores Illumination.

I’ll also use a brow pencil, eye shadow, liner, blush, mascara, and lipstick. However, special events are very few and far between right now, so I stick to the bare minimum as described above.

In the summer months, I try to stay as comfortable as possible. I wouldn’t be able to stand anything heavy on my face.

What’s your usual makeup routine for the summer? I’d love to hear about it!

Stay beautiful!



3 Comments Add yours

  1. DGGYST says:

    I bet Josie Maran smells great lol!

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    1. Some of the products do like her face butter and whipped body butter. The others really don’t have a scent. I have the peach face butter, and it’s amazing! Her cleansing oil smells good too!

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  2. Shridevi says:

    I too avoid using a lot of base makeup in summers. I stick to a good sunscreen and use MAC Studiofix Powder foundation over it.


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