We live for New York summers. The City is hotter than ever and keeping up the off-duty model look is essential. So how is it possible to stay summer beauty ready without feeling gross and using a ton of product? We found some summer makeup hacks that will keep your summer glow vibrant and minimal in the late-summer weeks.
Double Up your Lip Balm.
This is the year of the glossy eye. Lip Gloss also made a huge come back. With some experimentation, we found our favorite lip balm, makes a perfect glossy eye with minimal effort. Simply sweep a tiny amount of balm along your lids, a quick pop up mascara and balm your lips for a perfect natural gloss that is subtle yet insanely gorgeous. One product and multi-use. Our favorite hydrating balm to use is the Basalt Basalt Original Lip Balm. (Find this Lip Balm in the Showroom). We also dig the Glossier Balm Dot Com.
We don't want no Scrubs, (Unless it's a Body Scrub.)
We have to talk essentials, before applying makeup, our favorite lipsticks, or even body products, it's essential to use a scrub to remove dead skin that is exasperated even more by the hot sun, free radicals, and of course, sweat. Gross right? Before adding your makeup, a face scrub to exfoliate and prime your skin is a perfect addition this summer. Make sure to do the same for your lips, we suggest the Basalt Basalt Lip Scrub (In the showroom) to get your lips soft and perfectly primed for any lipstick. We also are obsessively waiting for Ouai to drop the scrub-of-the-year. Theirs is a body scrub that also doubles as a scalp scrub (Which sounds insanely relaxing.) Scrub first, apply makeup second. You will find your makeup will apply smoother than ever.