Beach-proof makeup keeps you going—and glowing—all day
Summer beauty can be tricky for even the most makeup-savvy. Beach lover Christina Zilber, founder of Jouer Cosmetics, tipped us off to some of her hot weather secrets. “Use a light hand,” she says. “Melting makeup is uncomfortable and unattractive.”
Christina’s No. 1 summer musthave is, of course, sun protection. (If you don’t have a tinted moisturizer with SPF, you can try mixing your regular foundation with a dab of sunscreen.) She also advocates stowing away heavy powders and matte formulas that just sit on top of your skin. Instead, use sheer, tinted moisturizers, cream blushes and shadows, and gel-based lip colors for better staying power in the heat and humidity.
Aqua Cream Eyeshadows in Turquoise (21) and Warm Beige (13), $22 each, Make Up For Ever; sephora.com
This waterproof shadow made the grade for a team of synchronized swimmers—that’s all the endorsement we need!
Mister radiant, $36, Givenchy; sephora.com
Bronze and gold microbeads blend right into skin. You can mix the ultra-lightweight gel with sunscreen for a made-to-order glow with added sun protection.
Bronze Matte Sunshine Powder SPF 20, $44; dior.com
With its SPF and waterproof formula, this bronzer is the ultimate summer essential, giving you a natural, shimmer-free glow without a fake, Malibu Barbie effect.
O-Gloss, $22; smashbox.com
Ever use one of those venomous tingly glosses to enhance your lips, but had it feel more like an acid peel? enter o-Gloss, with a goji berry–C complex that painlessly brings out your pout’s natural pigment—so when the gloss fades, the color stays.
Volum’ Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara in Very Black, $8, Maybelline; drugstore.com
The waterproof, collagen-enriched plumping formula and ginormous Mega Brush instantly amp up volume for wimpy lashes—perfect for a full day of water play. Plus, it’s contact lens–safe.
Tip: To prevent clumping, don’t let mascara dry between coats.
High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50, $29, Avene; 866/412-8363 for retailers
This hardworking sunscreen covers like foundation. It’s also 100 percent mineral-based and paraben- and fragrance-free, making it gentle on sensitive skin.
Cheek Tint in Peony, $20; jouercosmetics.com
Cream blush is great for battling sweat and water, because it absorbs into skin instead of staying on the surface like a powder. This two-in-one product can also be applied to the lips for a rosy gleam.
Volupté Sheer Candy in lush Coconut, luscious Cherry, and dewy Papaya, $30 each, Yves Saint-Laurent; yslbeautyus.com
These lipsticks are ideal for summer thanks to their pretty pigments. Plus, they have the moisture of a gloss without being sticky.
Tip: When lips are hydrated, they hold color longer.