Summer Beauty Must-Haves!

We’ve all been there… you’re outside on a warm summer day and all of a sudden, your eyelashes are melting and you’re sweating your foundation off. No #kitgirl wants to feel like a hot mess just because it’s hot outside. That’s why this Florida girl has done her research. I’ve found the best water-proof, heat-proof, smudge-proof make-up that won’t break the bank! These products will give you natural, summertime looks that will hold up when the outdoor temps rise!

Personally, I’m a huge fan of a “no make-up” look and never wear foundations that are cakey or make it obvious I’m wearing foundation. On top of that, living in Florida, it’s hard to find a base layer that won’t melt off the second you step outside. My all-time favorite is Pur Lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream with SPF 30 costing $35.00. Not only is this mineral based BB cream lightweight and can be used as primer, tinted moisturizer, or foundation - it also contains sunscreen! SPF for the win baby!

So, you’re at the beach, want to get in the cool, refreshing water, but your mascara says no! Don’t let your lashes rule the pool! With Maybelline New York Great Lash Waterproof Mascara costing only $5.99 at Ulta, you won’t have to skip that dip. I love this mascara because I never have to be concerned with raccoon eyes while out on the lake. I can just forget I’m even wearing eye make-up. Fun fact: A Great Lash Mascara tube is sold every 1.9 seconds in the United States. Obviously, I’m not alone in my love for this product. So, don’t just take my word on it – give it a try yourself. It’s a summertime staple!

To make your cheeks look like you got some sun (even while you have that SPF protecting your skin!), use Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush for $29.00. This blush ACTUALLY lasts that long! It’s the perfect hack to making your face look like you’re a total beach babe from morning till night. This pressed powder controls oil and shine thanks to the Amazonian Clay. It’s a bit pricier than some of my other picks – but so worth it. Actually, the entire Tarte line is pretty great, so check that out! 

If you’re like me and don’t feel complete without a little eyeliner, you MUST try L'Oréal’s Infallible Paints Eyeliner costing only $9.99. Not only is this product great for holding up while underwater, it can be used for those who are prone to oily skin. It really stays in one place and I never have to worry about the eyeliner smearing onto my eyelids. It’s also available in a variety of colors for those of you who dare to be bold in the summer. Colors include intrepid teal, wild green, vivid aqua, white party, electric blue, and of course, black party.

Setting spray is essential when you want your make-up to last in the summer heat. Even if your make-up is already sweat and waterproof, a good setting spray is required to “lock it all in”. L'Oréal’s Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray is $16.99 and well worth the buy. L'Oréal is my top choice yet again! It has the same ingredients as more expensive setting sprays and works just as great!

There you have it #kitgirls! These are my tips to beating the Florida heat while still managing to look absolutely fabulous. What summer make-up tips and trick have you acquired over the years? Reach out to us on our Facebook page and let us know!


Team KIT