Beat the Heat: The Best Summer Beauty Products

Beat the Heat: The Best Summer Beauty Products

Beat the Heat: The Best Summer Beauty Products

The top products you need this summer to make sure your beauty regiment beats the heat

The top products you need this summer to make sure your beauty regiment beats the heat

Text: Jillian Selzer

Even for the most dedicated makeup devotees, the hot summer months can prove challenging to a beauty routine. Between a packed schedule and sweltering heat, maintaining the perfect face can feel like more effort than it's worth. But no one should have to sacrifice their daily regiment just to survive the season. To help solve your beauty woes, V rounded up the most reliable products, in both durability and quality, for all your essential makeup bag needs.


Kevyn Aucoin The Brow Gel in "Clear" $28

If brow gel isn't in your daily beauty routine, it's time to upgrade. This Kevyn Aucoin variation is sculpting and dries matte for ultimate eyebrow endurance. Think of it as a setting spray, but for eyebrows.

Lancôme Eyeshadow Ombre Hypnose Stylo Long-lasting Eyeshadow Stick in "Pepite Amazone" $27

For the sunset lovers and late-night partiers, it's important to have a shadow that packs a punch and lasts through the night. Lancôme's new eyeshadow sticks have intense pigment that stays on all day and can double as eyeliner–a win-win.

Bobbi Brown Long-wear Eyeliner Pencil in "Black Navy" $26

The brand advertises that the eyeliner last up to twelves hours and doesn't budge–perfect for those extra-hot summer days when the elements are trying.

Tie it all together: Claudio Riaz Instant Brow Brush $95

Not only can this Claudio Riaz brush be used for brow makeup application, but it's also prime for brow maintenance and grooming. Whether you need to reapply your gel or touch up your shaping, it's the perfect tool to have handy whenever you need it.


Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in "Bare" $24

Don't be thrown by the the stigma surrounding liquid lipsticks. The last thing we want to be during the summer is hot and sticky, and Lipstick Queen's Vesuvius products combat the density you'll find in a standard liquid lipstick.

MAC Matte Lipstick in "Runway Hit" $17

Simple, classy and versatile. Wear this nude matte to work, brunch and anywhere in between—rooftop drinks anyone?

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in "Anita" $16

If "Lip Tar" makes you think of literal cement, you're not totally wrong. OCC's most popular product is just that for a reason: the tar paints on as a liquid and dries with a luscious and virtually indestructible matte finish, so you never have to worry about your lipstick melting under the sun.

Tie it all together: Mary Kay Satin Lip Mask and Balm Set $18

Prep-and-prime in lip care is just as important as lip color. Mary Kay's duo set is the way to go to guarantee your lips can handle multiple products.


Givenchy Beauty Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation (SPF 20) $51

Sweating off your makeup is the worst-case scenario during the summer months, but unfortunately it's a bitter reality. Givenchy's Photo'Perfexion foundation is the perfect solution. It provides excellent coverage without feeling oily (and oily makeup is counterproductive when the heat is already making your pores scream).

Giorgio Armani Beauty Maestro UV Primer (SPF 50) $64

A foundation is only as good as its primer, and that's where Armani comes in. The name says it all: this primer is the virtuoso in any well-orchestrated beauty routine. UV protection, durability and concentration are the highlights of this product.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (SPF 20) $44

For those of us that prefer to go au natural during hotter months, but are still looking for some coverage, tinted moisturizer is the way to go. It's light, durable and doesn't feel cakey upon application.

Tie it all together: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray $30

Yes, that setting spray. Even under the brightest sun and in the hottest heat, Urban Decay's setting spray guarantees your look will stay put.

Credits: Photos Courtesy of: Lipstick Queen, Barneys, Urban Decay, MAC, Givenchy Beauty, Laura Mercier, Lancome, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Mary Kay,  Giorgio Armani


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