I have combination skin, so in the summer months I like to switch to a lighter PM moisturizer (for my T-zone's sake). Right now I've been using EVOLOGIE's Stay Clear Cream ($62 for 1oz) to keep the acne at bay, because blackheads are loving me right now and it's just not cool. This is the sample size from their duo pack. It has 2% salicylic acid, and they don't advertise what the pH level is, but it must be somewhere around the right mark because it seems to be working. I use this everywhere else but my cheeks, since my cheeks have enough trouble staying hydrated and I never have a problem with acne there. My dry cheeks are divas and get a separate night cream. Wow, I never thought I would become the person that uses two separate night creams, but combination skin is a pain in the butt. (Read more: April Favorites, May Favorites)
|EVOLOGIE's Stay Clear Cream|
Something about the sweltering hot weather makes me incredibly lazy, so I use products like SOLSCENTS Angelica SPF 30 Sunscreen ($14.95 for 8oz) to combine steps in my daily routine. This is not only a sunscreen, but also a lotion and fragrance. It smells great, leaves my body feeling nice and soft, and it has SPF 30! It's affordable, too, so it pretty much fills all requirements on the checklist. (Read more: Full Review, Beach & Pool Bag Essentials)
|SOLSCENTS Angelica SPF 30 Sunscreen|
You may apply sunscreen to your body, but do you ever forget your lips? I use the SOLSCENTS Raspberry Dreams SPF 15 Lip Balm ($3.95) whenever I go to the beach, or even when I'm just bumming around. It goes on smoothly, leaves my lips feeling soft, and it has a great, fruity taste. (Read more: Full Review, Beach & Pool Bag Essentials)
|SOLSCENTS Raspberry Dreams SPF 15 Lip Balm|
There is no better time to use a setting powder than when it is 80+ degrees Fahrenheit outside. My go-to powder is the NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent ($2.79 for .7oz), because it's cheap and it works. I use this on my T-zone whenever I apply any face products, and sometimes even when I'm not wearing anything. My current AM moisturizer has SPF 30 in it, which tends to make me look a little greasy, so this clears that right up. It's really an amazing drugstore powder. It's no Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, but it does everything a powder's supposed to do, and did I mention it's $3? (Read more: 2013 Makeup Favorites, June 2013 Makeup Routine)
|NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent|
I usually use my E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist & Set ($3 for 2.02oz) to foil my eyeshadows or turn a loose eyeshadow into an eyeliner, but in the summer I use it as a setting spray. I hear it's not as good as the Skindinavia setting sprays, but for someone who doesn't need that much help or just wants that extra bit of reassurance that her makeup will last all day, this works perfectly.
|E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist & Set|
|Essie Come Here|
And here is a fashion category, because beauty buffs need clothes, too.An important hot weather staple to me is a cute, comfortable pair of sandals. I almost exclusively buy Sofft and Aerosoles shoes nowadays, because I have countless foot/ankle/back problems, and I don't like being any more uncomfortable than I have to be. I got these babies for $20 at Marshalls (God bless Marshall's), and they're so soft and cushiony! They're also cute, and the ankle strap really makes my feet feel secure, since I sprained my right ankle months ago. And yes, I took off the size-8 sticker before I wore them out. The world now knows what shoe size I am, rejoice. I think they might have been last season or something, since I can't find them on the website, but just check out Marshalls/TJ Maxx for discounted, comfy shoes!
- Christine at Simply Stine
- Lisa at Subscription Therapy
- Anne at The Anna Belle Blog
- Michelle at My Beautiful Goodies
- Angela at Your Beauty Whisperer
What are your hot weather beauty staples?
Disclaimer: All paid for by me, not sponsored or affiliated with any mentioned brands. The Evologie was sent to me for editorial consideration but I never actually wrote them a full review (oops, sorry but also not sorry). So, there.
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