1. Joe Fresh
Blush Stick in Peach, $10, joefresh.com
On hot summer days when you don’t want to wear makeup, this blush stick is a great option. It sets with a powdery finish for long-wearing colour plus the soft peach hue adds a natural flush to cheeks for a fresh finish.
2. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer, $40, sephora.com
This lightweight primer does it all: reduces shine, blurs uneven texture and pores and gives your makeup a marathon wear boost. The oil-free formula soothes and hydrates skin but will also act like velcro for your foundation — even in sweltering heat.
Sheer Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Sheer Patina, $29, beautyBOUTIQUE.ca
Sometimes wearing heavy makeup of any kind in the summer can just feel well, gross. But that doesn’t mean you have to toss all your matte lipsticks. Stila recently launched this lightweight version of their cult fave Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks that offers budge-proof colour but in a sheer, summer-friendly tint.
Lidstar in Fawn, $22, glossier.com
Glossier is known for creating easy-to-wear no makeup-makeup and their new liquid eyeshadows fit perfectly into that category making them ideal for summer. The creamy pearlescent shadows feel weightless on your lids and dry down to a long-wearing second skin-like finish. Just tap on with your finger and go, it’s that easy.
Trublend Matte Made Foundation, $13, amazon.ca
The first drugstore foundation to be available in 40 shades (!), this new formula has arrived just in time for the hot weather. It leaves skin with a soft matte finish, contains oil-absorbing powders, is completely transfer-resistant and wears for up to 12 hours.
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty
Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder, $59, sephora.com
Touch-ups are essential in summer — especially for oily skin types — and finding a powder that doesn’t cake or melt can be a challenge. This coconut water-infused translucent loose powder has an almost cooling effect on the skin. It can be layered on without building a heavy film, plus it wears for up to eight hours.
Pro Longwear Concealer, $28, maccosmetics.ca
The name of this concealer doesn’t lie: it really is long-wearing. A liquid formula that provides matte coverage for up to 15 hours, you can go swimming, hiking or biking in 30+ degree heat and your under eye circles will stay under wraps.
Matte Finish Setting Spray, $10, nyxcosmetics.ca
Just like a top coat of nail polish helps your mani go the distance, this setting spray does the same thing. This lightweight, invisible formula helps seal in your makeup for all day wear, plus makes for a refreshing boost if spritzed on throughout the day. Pro tip: keep it in the fridge for a seriously cooling kick.
9. Kat Von D
Tattoo Liner, $25, sephora.com
When the humidex rises, often eye makeup is the first thing to run, unless you’re wearing this waterproof liquid liner. The superfine felt tip brush makes application a breeze and once it sets, it’s on there for the long haul.
Workout 24-Hour Mascara, $25, clinique.ca
This mascara was specifically created to stay put during high intensity activities with its sweat and humidity-resistant formula. It wears for up to 24 hours making it a safe bet for any of your summertime adventures.
11. Sisley Paris
Phyto Lip Delight in Coral, $72, holtrenfrew.com
You won’t regret swiping on this hydrating gel-like oil when it’s sweltering outside. It melts into lips to feel comfy and cushy and is so lightweight you’ll hardly feel like you’ve got anything on. The sheer colour provides a hint of tint and leaves the lips with a soft stained effect.