Once the temperature begins to rise from 40 to 100 degrees, we know that a full face of makeup look can quickly become a thing of the past. With the heat and humidity peaking during the summer, wearing foundation, false lashes, or any type of makeup for that matter can feel like way too much. So what’s a beauty babe supposed to do when she wants to beat her face like no tomorrow, yet not have her hard work melt off by the end of the day? Well, welcome to the water world, beauty babes. Keep your makeup perfectly in place, no matter how hot it may be, with products that have one very important description: waterproof. From Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge Lipsticks to Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, these cosmetics are just as bright and long-lasting as the sun’s rays on a hot summer day while on land or in water. Think colorful eyes, bold lips, dewy complexions, and bronzed finishes; you’ll be the epitome of mermaid goals with these go-to beauty picks for summer time.
Read more Beauty posts on ClicheMag.com. “The Must-Have Makeup for the Summer Heat” originally appeared as “Mermaid Goals” in Cliché Magazine’s June/July 2016 issue. Featured image courtesy of Sephora
Jumping into the makeup game is not always easy. With all of the products out there, you can get overwhelmed thinking about what products you need the most. Like most things in life, your best bet is to start simple and get more complex as you gain experience. Here are some tried and true staples for your makeup bag that you can’t do without. A Faithful Primer
Photo Finish Foundation Primer retails for $36.00 and can be bought at Sephora
There are a ton of different primers you can choose from, but to start, you should pick up a face primer with great coverage. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a great start to have you looking flawless always. Everyone has different needs; some primers will give you a matte finish while others will illuminate you more. The thing to keep in mind is that primers prepare your face for the rest of your makeup process, so choose your primer according to the look you’re heading for. Foundation
The Ultra HD Foundation retails for $43.00 and can be bought at Sephora
The struggle to find the perfect foundation is real. Depending on your skin type or skin color, some foundations just won’t work for your face, so the key to success (hello, DJ Khaled) is to take the time to find what works for you. Foundations vary from whipped, liquid, or powder. Others offer more coverage than others and some can be lighter on your face, which is great to avoid that cakey feeling. Choosing the right foundation starts with identifying your skin type and your everyday needs. To get started, Make Up For Ever has a great full coverage foundation that has even won awards for how great it makes you look on camera. Concealer
The Undercover Pot retails for $35.00 and can be bought at Sephora
Concealer can be used in so many ways. It can get rid of under eye circles, hide pimples, and can be used in your contouring process. Something as useful as that definitely needs to be in your makeup bag. The rule of thumb for concealer is to use one that is slightly lighter than your skin tone and to use it after your foundation. Laura Mercier offers their Undercover Pot which has 2 concealer shades and even a setting powder so you can make sure your makeup stays put. Mascara That Won’t Clump
Better Than Sex Mascara retails for $23.00 and can be bought at Sephora
Mascara is the finishing touch to anyone’s face and choosing the right kind is crucial. Some mascaras are volumizing while others promise to act as a highlighter. If you want to switch things up you could pick up a different color than the ordinary black and go for something more subtle. Keep in mind that not all lashes are created equal and what works for one girl might not be the same for you. Coming highly reviewed is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which has a specially sculpted brush to make your lashes look amazing. Everyday Lipstick
Honolulu Honey retails for $27.00 and can be bought at Sephora
There are those days when you don’t feel like going to heavy on the makeup, but you also don’t want to leave the house without something on your lips. This is where an everyday lippie comes into play. Choosing a soft pink, nude, or brown color can make you look even more polished than you planned to be. Pair that with a great mascara and you’re good to go. NARS makes a gorgeous lip called “Honolulu Honey”that not only looks great but has a satin feel so your lips will feel pampered all day. Read more Beauty articles on ClicheMag.com Featured photo courtesy of Eileen D. of www.misswhoeveryouare.com
Hello, my blushing beauty babes! Our favorite time of year has made its appearance once again as we’ve snuggled into cozy sweaters with steaming mugs of hot cocoa. Amongst the endless array of holiday decorations, the smell of pine, and peppermint-flavored goods, the beauty world has gone into a frenzy with deals and bargains galore. We at Cliché know how exciting and terrifying shopping can be during the holidays, so just like Santa has a list to keep everything in check, we’re more than glad to help with a shopping guide of our very own. For all of you beauty lovers out there, move the old school idea of stocking stuffers to the side and make room for bags of beauty topped off with a bow. From glittery nail polishes to rich colored lippies, I’ve looked high and low for the best and most adorable makeup bag “stuffers” available. This year, give beauty aficionados (or yourself!) a lovely makeup bag filled with goodies that can be used year-round. Don’t forget to check your list twice! Happy holiday shopping, beauts!
A.) It’s in the shape of a cuddly panda. B.) It’s a Korean beauty product, which means you know anyone’s hands will be totally covered throughout the winter season with this product. They’ll feel just as soft as panda fur!
Are you in need of knowing which products you must purchase to create the perfect, flawless face, as well as to attain long lasting hairstyles? Look no further, as we have selected the beauty products that you must have in your makeup and hair bag this season! BY STACEY CAMACHO Prime Time A hair primer, such as this one that is weightless, is excellent to use, as it prolongs your style twice as long. It’s designed specifically for fine hair. This spray was created with an advanced priming system and is powered by Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) to create that weightless feel. Say goodbye to the heaviness that comes along with having thick hair, and hello to lightweight hair. Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray, $26, livingproof.com Contour Queen
This best-selling contour and highlighting kit is designed for professional makeup artists or makeup enthusiasts. It features three highlighting and three contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features. This palette glides on easily and effortlessly, so expect a professional finish every time. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $40, anastasiabeverlyhills.com Rosy Cheeks
Dual-Intensity Blush can be used wet or dry. So if you are looking to have a more intense look, use the blush wet. Just dampen a paper towel and dip your blush on the towel, and then sweep it onto the apples of your cheeks. This would be a perfect look for the evening. For a more natural, effortless look, apply the blush dry. Applying blush hasn’t been so easy and so quick, literally. This formula is light-weight and luxurious with an easy application. It’s long-lasting and even waterproof and sweat-proof. NARS Dual-Intensity Blush, $45, narscosmetics.com
Be An Artist
This Make Up For Ever Artist Palette comes in two shades—nude and artist—and feel so comfortable on the eyes. Nude is excellent to use for day wear or evening wear, and you can do a traditional smoky eye for the evening or a natural smoky eye for the day. The Artist Palette allows you to be more creative by playing up your eyes with these fun, highly pigmented hues. A little bit goes a long way, and they are so sweat-proof and waterproof, making these new palettes long-lasting. Make Up For Ever Artist Palette, $42, makeupforever.com Treat Your Hair
This lotion treatment is a leave-in conditioner that can be applied to damp hair to deliver that extra oomph. You can let your hair air dry, or style it to your perfection. This 5-in-1 treatment adds volume, polish, smoothness, conditioning, and strength, and the formula reduces breakage by 78%, making hair 4.5x stronger. Leaving your locks looking and feeling soft, smooth, healthy, and beautiful was never so easy. Living Proof Perfect Hair Days (PhD) 5-in-1 Treatment, $26, livingproof.com The Perfect Smoky Eye
What’s amazing about this palette is how versatile it is—you can go as smoky as you want. NAKED Smoky is a palette that revolutionizes neutrals, with a wide range of textures, including matte, satin, shimmer, and sparkle. Eyeshadows are highly pigmented, making the application long-lasting. It’s so easy to apply. What we love is how these eyeshadows are creaseless, which means by the end of the night, you don’t have to worry about your eye makeup falling apart. How ah-mazing! Have fun with NAKED! Urban Decay NAKED Smoky Eye Palette, $54, urbandecay.com
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