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by Brittany Ambrosino

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, it’s time to get into the swing of summer. Makeup trends always change with the seasons, so what is in this season? What five makeup essentials should you have in your collection this summer? Don’t fear, Mount Messenger is here to solve all your makeup needs with the following:

1) A good SPF

I don’t know about everyone else, but I love going to the beach and tanning in the summer. Protecting your skin with a good SPF. If the thought of a spot scares the tanning addict inside of you, at least get a low level SPF to put on your face. It’ll make a difference in the long run.


2) Tinted lip balm

Tinted lip balms are great in the summer. Wearing lipstick all day in the summer heat can be annoying and dry out your lips. A tinted lip balm solves that dilemma. It adds tons of moisture to lips while giving a healthy glow of color. Try these brands: Revlon Lip Butters, Sonia Kashuk Sheer Lip Color, L’Oreal Paris Clour Riche Lip Balm, and Maybelline Baby Lips.


3) Waterproof mascara

Waterproof mascara is a must during the summer. Whether you are going for a dip at the beach or getting thrown into a pool at a party, waterproof mascara will guarantee your lashes will look good all day. Have a hard time taking waterproof mascara off? Try using an oil instead. Because the mascara is waterproof, you want to use the opposite of water to remove it. Using olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, or baby oil on a cotton ball can help take it off in no time. If you don’t wish to use an actual oil, you can use an oil-based makeup remover that can be found anywhere cosmetics are sold.


4) Cream products

Cream-based products are absolutely amazing for the summer. What are cream products, you wonder? Cream blushes, cream eyeshadows, cream bronzers, or any type of cream product will add moisture and an all-day glow to the skin. If you have dry skin, a cream product is great because it will not dry out your skin. No one wants a caked-on face during the summer, so cream products are a great way to go.


5) Tinted moisturizer

The thought of putting a heavy foundation on your face during the hotter months can be fearful. An amazing alternative is a tinted moisturizer. A tinted moisturizer is a moisturizer with color that feels lighter than foundation. It provides you coverage without making you feel heavy or like something is on your face. Not enough coverage? Try using your concealer with it. Putting concealer on problem areas, or areas with more needed coverage will help with the tinted moisturizer and still leave you with a weightless, flawless finish.


These products are sure to make your summer beauty routine easy, quick, and ready for the heat. Incorporate these summer beauty essentials into your daily routine and take on that summer sun with smile.