Put your best face forward with these summer makeup tips!

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Living in the beautiful north, we are blessed with getting all four seasons.  We have a colorful and chilly fall, a glowing spring full of beautiful beginnings, a gnarly winter, and lastly a hot and humid summer usually spent by the lake.  Minnesota, always being so drastic. But since we get most of our “nice” weather in the summer, we tend to cram in a ton of events. Graduations, weddings, barbeques, you name it.  And when it gets as humid as it does, it makes it hard to keep your makeup on your face without it melting off. Lucky for you, we are here to deliver 5 tips and tricks to keeping your makeup on and looking amazing throughout the entire day. 


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#1: PRIMER

Before anything, it’s important to put a base on your face before you apply anything else.  When it gets intensely humid, its best to have a primer that is mattifying and will keep your makeup from sliding around.  My holy grail is the Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm, and it can be found at Target or Walmart. That may sound silly, but it is a hidden gem of the makeup world and its super affordable.  When it’s going to be a long day, this is my go-to for feeling flawless for hours. 

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#2: SETTING POWDER

After you have your full base on, whether that’s a full coverage foundation or some light concealer, you want to set everything into place. The powder should be applied in your T-zone (undereyes, nose, chin, and forehead) with a brush or beauty sponge.  Personally, Coty Airspun Face Powder is my all time favorite, it’s affordable and easily accessible at either Target or Walmart. After using this product for years, I can assure you it will keep you matte for hours and keeps your under eyes from creasing. 

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#3: WATERPROOF MASCARA

If you’re someone that loves to swim, or sweat tends to give you raccoon eyes throughout the day, then it’s a good idea to invest in the waterproof version of your favorite mascara.  This will ensure that during a long day, your lashes are looking fresh and you wont have to think twice about it. My favorites are the L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise and the Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes. They make my lashes look beautiful all day long!


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#4: BLOTTING SHEETS

If you’re naturally oily like me, becoming shiny throughout a long day is pretty much inevitable.  When you’re on the go it’s not ideal to lug around a bunch of products, so my go-to touch up are blotting sheets.  The Palladio Rice Paper from Amazon is my holy grail! Not only do they blott away all oil, they have a layer of powder to keep your makeup in place and looking fresh after use.

#5: SETTING SPRAY      

Last but certainly not least, use a setting spray!  Using a setting spray will lock everything into place, and smooth your face out and make it look more natural. The product I highly recommend is the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray!  It’s been proven to help makeup stay fresh for up to 16 hours- holy moly. By following some of these staple steps, your makeup is guaranteed to look flawless all day long!