Easy Summer-Proof Makeup - Honestly Hannah

Easy Summer-Proof Makeup

One of my favorite things about summer is not wearing makeup. I feel like my skin just looks so much better in the summer, so I feel a lot more comfortable going without makeup quite often. I am, however, kind of a makeup junkie, so while I like to go makeup-free, I also love to wear makeup. I truly enjoy putting on makeup, so I find myself actually wanting to wear it sometimes. That being said, I try to keep my summer makeup extremely minimal. I don't like a ton of heavy foundation caked on my face, so I typically opt for a very simple makeup look. I love this look because it's what I like to call "summer proof". This simple look won't slide all over your face and will continue to look fresh all day! Let's get started...

Step 1: BB Cream

BB cream is my absolute favorite in the summertime! I really only wear foundation to work and on special occasions in the summer. I'm love how light BB cream is. I honestly feel like I'm wearing nothing on my face at all. The Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream is my all time favorite. It looks amazing on the skin and has never broken me out! Plus, it's so inexpensive. You just can't go wrong with this product. I'll apply this with either a flat-top foundation brush or my beauty blender.


Step 2: Concealer

I just like to lightly conceal under my eyes for this look. I apply the concealer in a "v" shape, as this helps to highlight the under-eye area and kind of tie everything together. I've been using this Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Treatment Concealer forever, and I never get tired of it. It does an amazing job concealing and highlighting. It's super lightweight so it's perfect for summertime. I always use the beauty blender to blend out concealer under my eyes. It helps prevent creasing and blends the product beautifully!

Step 3: Powder

I like to use powder on top of my foundation and concealer to set everything into place. I'm definitely a fan of the dewy look, but I don't want to look greasy. This Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder is great for keeping away that "greasy" look and just allowing your skin to glow. I use this product on an everyday basis, even with other makeup looks!

Step 4: Bronzer 

With my extremely fair skin, bronzer is an absolute must for me on an everyday basis. After I apply BB cream and powder, my skin can end up looking a bit dull. This Rimmel Natural Bronzer really helps to add some color to my face without making me look orange or anything. 

Step 5: Blush

I love blush! It's probably one of my favorite makeup steps ever. I love a good rosey pink blush. I feel like rosey cheeks look so pretty on pale skin. In the summertime, a beautiful pink cheek looks so gorgeous! This is Covergirl Plumberry Glow Blush and it looks absolutely amazing on all skin tones. I know a lot of people think plum shades are better for darker skin tones, but this one is great for all skin tones. 

Step 6: Mascara 

If you've been following my blog, you've definitely heard me rave about this mascara before. The L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara is definitely my all time favorite mascara, and I end up using it most days. It fans out your lashes beautifully and makes them look SO long. My lashes are quite short and stubby, and this mascara makes a world of difference. 

Step 7: Setting spray

One of the most important steps in making your makeup "summer-proof" is using a setting spray. Setting spray makes a huge difference in the longevity of your makeup. It'll also helps ensure that everything stays in place and doesn't slide all over your face. As I mentioned earlier, I prefer the dewy look, so I use the NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray. I absolutely love it. If you prefer a matte finish, they have one for that too. One spray is enough with this stuff!

What are you favorite products for summer?

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XO Hannah

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  1. I love that concealer. Seriously the best drugstore one around!

    Enclothed Cognition

  2. Is the coverage of that bb cream better than Garnier one? I don't know if you ever used it but I'm looking for new bb cream and this one looks quite good :)


    1. Yes it has decent coverage! I love it because the coverage is light enough to not seem like foundation though :)

  3. Great line up! I also enjoy using the Maybelline Age Rewind. It's been my favourite concealer for a while now. It hasn't let me down once! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

  4. Love the Maybelline concealer! I've heard so many great reviews of the NYX spray!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  5. Thanks for the tips! I also like to keep my makeup light in Summer, my favourite product for the season is bronzer :)


    Claire from Dresscape

    1. I definitely always need bronzer because of my fair skin!

  6. I love a good BB cream in the summer. I just picked up one from Dr. Jart. I can't wait to try it. I also like to keep my makeup minimal and light in the summer.

    x. Cattleya


  7. These sound really useful! Thanks for sharing!
    Adi xx

  8. Great post! I love this BB too))
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  9. Lovely line up of products! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post! xoxo, Neha


  10. I'm a huge fan of the Maybelliene concealer- it's an every day must for me!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. I love the BB cream, its great for the skin!


  12. I love the same NYX primer to hide my pores and help to creates perfect base x

    Öku Möku

    1. I picked it up on a whim and absolutely love it!


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