Every girl experiences the need to downsize every once in a while, and there's no time like the summer to skimp down on your daily essentials and get in touch with a simpler way of being. Whether you're traveling this season or simply looking to make your life a bit easier, here's a list of your bare summer makeup essentials.
A simplified face makeup process. We say this in general terms because every girl's needs are different. If you have near-perfect skin, we suggest you go bare save for a bit or regular or tinted moisturizer. If you've got more pressing needs requiring a bit of coverage, it's best to skimp on the foundation and replace it with a primer and tinted moisturizer combination instead. The primer helps your makeup stay on your face while evening out the skin's texture, and meanwhile, the moisturizer will balance your skin and provided extra coverage. For all skin types, concealer should be used minimally and on an as-needed basis.
A one-step cheek and lip tint. Opt for a creamy formula you can dab on your cheeks and pout as you see fit.
Translucent powder (or blotting sheets if your skin is a bit easier to tame).
Waterproof mascara – a couple swipes of this stuff, and you shouldn't have to worry about running or smudging in humid weather.