How to Summer-Proof Your Makeup

Posted August 17th, 2017 | Written by

August is the hottest month of summer and that means modifying your makeup routine to ensure optimum sun protection, water and sweat-resistance and all-day wear. We’ve made it simple by incorporating broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection into our complete, yet simple summer makeup routine.

Step 1: Begin with Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50

Create an even toned, flawless complexion with our Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector SPF 50. This 3-in-1 product is lightly tinted and clinically tested to diminish the appearance of discoloration and immediately blur stubborn brown spots. With the addition of broad spectrum SPF 50 sun protection, this product gives you your first layer of SPF to guard against further sun damage.

“I had a lot of brown spots and a lot of sun damage from my youth and over the last several years of protecting my skin with Even Up, my skin is smoother and more youthful. It really does work,” says Chandra Prasad, MD, FACS, of JCMG Laser and Vein Center.

 “I have combination skin and need protection from the sun since I am fair skinned and have history of melanoma. This product went on smooth, smelled great and left my skin velvety and beautiful. Did not need any additional make-up,” says Colorescience customer, Racquel. 

Step 2: Correct dark circles, blemishes and brown spots with Mineral Corrector Palette SPF 20

It isn’t necessary to cake on the concealer in order to eliminate those frustrating blemishes and dark circles. We specially designed these five creamy mineral powders to neutralize a wide range of imperfections, ranging from dark blues, to reds and browns – without covering up your natural beauty.

“Cover under eye circles and any skin imperfections flawlessly with the Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette. Perfect for ALL skin types – mix any of the 5 colors to create the perfect shade for your skin tone,” says our partner Skin Clinics.

“I use this every day and love the coverage these powders provide! It looks natural and blends so well.,” says Colorescience customer, Amy.

Step 3: Swipe away shine and set your look with Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50

Your typical sunscreen consists of a white liquid formula that no one would honestly want to reapply over their makeup. Colorescience Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 is unique in its ability to be reapplied every two hours alone or on top of foundation. The translucent, non-cakey mineral powder offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, while making your complexion look better with each swipe.

“If you don’t like to put traditional sunscreen on, you’ll love the Colorescience Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50,” says Dr. Kim Butterwick, of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.

“Before I head home, I’m going to reapply my sunscreen in the car. It’s a fantastic way to reapply your sunscreen on the go,” says Dr. Allison Arthur, of Sand Lake Dermatology. 

Step 4: Apply a touch of color and hydration with our NEW Lip Shine SPF 35

We’ve recently reformulated our popular Lip Shines to include an extra boost of hydration with moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid. Available in five shades, including Clear, Rose, Pink, Champagne and Coral, to complement all skin tones, our Lip Shines are ideal for wear during every activity. It’s easy to forget about your lips when it comes to sun protection, but remember that lips are just as prone to damage as skin. That’s why we’ve included broad spectrum SPF 35 (chemical-free Zinc Oxide) sun protection that’s water resistant for 40 minutes. We’ve also added a pleasant hint of peppermint to keep your mouth feeling refreshed.

“Lip gloss lineup! All on repeat this summer,” says beauty blogger Beautecolumn

“One of my favorites, a little shine and all the SPF protection your lips need,” says our partner Highland Esthetics.

Now that you know our simple 4-step routine, you can participate in all your favorite summer activities feeling both beautiful and protected!

The Author

Julie Strong

Julie Strong

Julie Strong is the Social Media and Content Manager for Colorescience. She's had a passion for writing, skincare and beauty for as long as she can remember. Her favorite Colorescience product is Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector.