We know you have prepped extensively for your summer wardrobe with plenty of bikinis, straw hats and sandals, but what about your best accessory? Just like swapping winter cashmere for summer cotton, it's time to toss out that cold weather makeup and skincare and swap in some seasonal heat wave essentials. Whether your skin gets a little oily in the t-zone or you're drenching in shine, we've found five ways for you to incorporate some killer de-greasers into your makeup and skincare routine.
Start off with skincare: Bliss' Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads, $38, help to banish blemish-causing bacteria while whisking away unnecessary oils, leaving you with freshly cleansed matte skin. The toner also works to refine pores and maintain moisture. Incorporate it to your skin regiment by sweeping one pad over the entire face after cleansing.
Nourish your skin with Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15, $39.50, a three-in-one skincare secret that controls oils, provides UVA/UVB sun protection, and offers a flawless matte finish. This dermatologically developed formula also tightens pores and delivers hydration to the skin. It is clinically proven to reduce shine on contact and prevent excess oil buildup by up to 78% over eight hours.
Next, prep your skin for your foundation. Inspired by Hollywood’s glamorous photo shoots, Smashbox's Anti-Shine Gel, $27, is a cool and refreshing anti-shine gel formula is an easy addition to your make-up routine. It’s designed to absorb surface shine and create a natural looking and long lasting matte finish. After cleansing and moisturizing in the morning, apply a small amount on the entire face. Allow one minute to dry before applying foundation. The gel will set to a powder finish, giving you the perfect, oil-free complexion.
Givenchy's Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer, $31, is also an unbelievably soft skin primer that can be used under makeup for a smooth complexion or alone to mattify your visage. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly, working to hydrate and soften the skin with silicone gum extracts. Additional plant extracts help to control sebum production, which gives a long-lasting matte effect that remains light to let the skin breathe. A subtle pearlescent shimmer helps bypass that dull look you sometimes get with mattifying products and reduces the appearance of large pores.
Apply your foundation and top it all off with a Joonbug favorite: Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil, $19. This finishing powder does it all by helping to tame oils that can separate your foundation and make it look uneven and creating a perfectly matte finish. An added bonus, the Mineral Veil has a boost of SPF 20 to help keep your face protected.