How to Sweat and Water Proof Your Makeup for Summer

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It feels good to be back.  Yesterday was definitely a whirlwind!  It was such a special feeling being able to spend the morning up on the campus that we both love and having it all to ourselves.  You know the planner that I am, I made sure it was the Summer break so none of the students were on campus.  Hence why we had to wait till the end of June.  We luckily got started bright and early and the heat held off till just the end.  With that said after yesterdays photo shoot in Florida in the Summer…….I thought I would share my products that were major lifesavers!  Even after shooting a couple of hours my makeup was surprisingly intact.

First Prime that skin.
Primer is not part of my daily routine but for important days such as this a primer was a must.  I used this one.

I like how it’s a to-go size so it’s a lot more affordable.  Especially since this isn’t part of my daily use this little tube has lasted me forever.  I put it on and then let it set.  I gave it a few minutes or basically the time it took to tweeze a few strays in my eyebrows and but on some lotion.
Smooth and blend it out
I know this seems like repeating a step but remember I needed this to last.  I have really fallen in love with this product.  To lighten up my Summer makeup I have really only been using this and a quick bronzer swipe (Deep End bareMinerals).  It is tinted, completely evens out your skin tone and it has SPF 30 which was very helpful for being outside.  Once again apply a thin layer and let it set for a few minutes.
I then applied my regular makeup which is the bareMinerals pressed foundation powders.  I stick to powders during the Summer it seems to help cut down on the oil factor for me.  I have also really been loving the Stila Custom Color blush (I raved about it before here).  It is super pigmented so you only have to use a little.  Plus it adjusts to your ph to create your own custom pink.
My two go-to for the eyes that stand up to all kinds of weather is Benefit They’re Real! and this waterproof Stila Eye Liner (Purple Tang is amazing for green/blue eyes.  It is deep violet with a tiny amount of sparkle).
           They’re Real! Mascara                          Stila Eyeliner

Finish it up with setting powder.
Also because it was 90 degrees out I swiped this for good measures (I bought the mini for how little you have to use).

Last thing!
This stuff is legit.  I’m not going to lie I got a tiny bit panicky spraying liquid on my perfectly set face but 3 quick sprays and your makeup will be weather proofed.  I am a believer.  Will definitely be using this during the hot Summer days here in Florida.
Phew! I swear it only takes me 15 minutes to do my makeup.  I don’t wear any eye makeup besides mascara and liner.  I don’t suggest you need all of these for daily use but this combo was the winning set for today.  I sweated a little bit at that end and I blotted with some Charcoal blotting linens and my makeup did not budge.
I can’t wait till the pictures are done!  What are you go-to products to help combat the Summer heat??  Hope you are having a great start to your week!  Check back tomorrow for a sweet giveaway you are not going to want to miss it!  xoxoxo


  1. June 24, 2014 / 7:27 AM

    Waterproof mascara is my go to other than that I don’t wear much else when it is hot out. Can’t wait to see the pictures I am sure they are beautiful!

  2. June 24, 2014 / 10:24 AM

    OH I can’t even wait to see the pictures!! I definitely use the Make-up forever primer too! Prime Time sounds really interesting….How do you like the setting powder?

  3. June 24, 2014 / 11:13 AM

    You make me want that Stilla liner! Im also a huge fan of the Urban Decay setting spray!

  4. June 24, 2014 / 11:48 AM

    i don’t wear much makeup when it’s really hot; actually i don’t wear much makeup period. most of the time, i just spray sunscreen on my face and go!

    Vodka and Soda

  5. June 24, 2014 / 11:51 AM

    Waterproof mascara is a must for me in the summer. I spend so much time in the pools in the kids and running races, I always have it around. I also love BareMinerals products. I swear by the make-up.

  6. June 24, 2014 / 11:53 AM

    I already use quite a few of these, but I just added a few things to my Sephora wish list. That blush sounds amazing! I have been in love with the Smashbox BB cream, but I am going to have to try this one. I love the Urban Decay spray. I am also a huge fan of their eyeshadow and 24/7 eyeliner.

  7. June 24, 2014 / 11:57 AM

    Great tips, lady. Make up sweat is not a good look…on anyone :)

  8. June 24, 2014 / 12:03 PM

    I’m with you on so many of these products! Now that the summer heat and humidity is out in full force my skin needs all the help it can get staying shine-free! As much as I dislike loose powders I love the MUDE microfinish powder- I have the small one too and it has lasted me forever!

  9. June 24, 2014 / 12:29 PM

    I used to be scared of the finishing spray too and now I swear by it! I’m going to have to try that primer as soon as my UD one is gone! I seriously can’t wait to see your pictures!!!!! Glad the heat stayed relatively ok for you!

    <3, Pamela

  10. June 24, 2014 / 12:31 PM

    The UD setting spray is such a lifesaver! My makeup would sweat off in a hot minute in Georgia summer heat/humidity. You look beautiful in that last picture!!

  11. June 24, 2014 / 12:32 PM

    I can’t wait to see your engagement pictures!

    I’ve heard such amazing things about the Urban Decay setting spray, I think it’s time to finally buy it!

    xo, Jen

  12. June 24, 2014 / 12:40 PM

    The UD spray is absolutely necessary in the summer, that’s for sure. Excited to see the pictures!

  13. June 24, 2014 / 1:04 PM

    THANK YOU for this!! My makeup drips off my face within 15 minutes in the summer humidity, I didn’t even think about there being a solution for sweaty/oily people!!

  14. June 24, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    i cannot wait to see the pictures! i bet you look gorgeous, duh! also i love these recommendations. i sweat my makeup off so bad during summer, so i will definitely be looking into these for nights out so i dont look like a deranged clown.

  15. June 24, 2014 / 1:19 PM

    Still love that pic of you so much!

  16. June 24, 2014 / 1:34 PM

    I dont wear much eye make-up either unless i am reeeeallly going all out. I have to buy some setting spray everyone raves about it! And a primer … but again Id probably only use those for really special occasions! Love that your day went well and I hope you get some really great pics!

  17. June 24, 2014 / 1:41 PM

    Love that pic of you! I love your tips. It’s so humid here and that makeup spray is my lifesaver.

  18. June 24, 2014 / 1:47 PM

    These are great product recommendations for beating the heat – I would love to try that Stila blush and eyeliner. Maybe for our upcoming anniversary pictures! I bet you looked beautiful, and I can’t wait to see all the photos from your shoot!

  19. June 24, 2014 / 1:49 PM

    Thanks for the listing all the makeup you used. I have been trying to lighten up my summer makeup. Not a fan of humidity.
    Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Beautiful dress!!

    Best, Mree

  20. June 24, 2014 / 2:11 PM

    you look gorgeous girl! I love that blush- i need to try out these tips!

  21. June 24, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    I love that the Bare Minerals BB cream has SPF in it. That’s perfect!

    You look gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the pictures when they’re ready!

  22. June 24, 2014 / 2:37 PM

    Yes to primer!! I use a good Tarte one for special occasions and a cheapy Rimmel one for casual days underneath my tinted moisturizer. MUFE is a great one too. And I would be lost without UD setting spray. It also just feels so good to spray on. And is that the dress you wore yesterday?? It is BEAUTIFUL and you look fantastic in it! Can’t wait to see some pictures from the session!!

  23. June 24, 2014 / 2:46 PM

    Can’t wait to see!!! The UD spray is definitely my go to, it’s amazing.

  24. June 24, 2014 / 2:47 PM

    I’ve been curious about that Prime Time stuff. Thanks for the review – I’ll definitely be checking it out soon. Can’t wait to see all your pictures!

  25. June 24, 2014 / 3:03 PM

    You look amazing! I swear by the UD setting spray when I need to my makeup to last! That and Smashbox primer. Can’t wait to see the rest of your pictures, I’m sure they turned out fabulously!!

  26. June 24, 2014 / 3:14 PM

    I can’t wait to see these gorgeous pics! I have been looking for a new primer so I may have to check these out. I’m a little nervous about setting spray but I will take your word for it and pick some up soon!

  27. June 24, 2014 / 3:41 PM

    Can’t wait to see your pics as well! I swear by Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion… it keeps that shit on all day cause what good is a fabulous smoky eye if it rubs off??

  28. June 24, 2014 / 4:40 PM

    i swear by that mascara! so good :)

  29. June 24, 2014 / 4:42 PM

    Stila eyeliner is where it’s at come humidity over-haul time! Love their liquid, waterproof version, too!

  30. June 24, 2014 / 5:05 PM

    Ohh that liner though, I might be popping by Sephora to use some of my birthday money on that little gem. I love setting sprays – I ordered mine from Skindinavia’s website and I got a deal on a two pack that came with a free little mini version that travels with me when I go to Tyler’s. I’ve had them for over a year and they’re still going strong!

  31. June 24, 2014 / 5:18 PM

    i think it is getting warm enough here i need to invest in a good primer!

  32. June 24, 2014 / 5:26 PM

    you look GORGEOUS in that last photo!! i want to try out that stila blush, the color looks amazing!

  33. June 24, 2014 / 6:31 PM

    Can’t wait to see your pictures! Have you tried out the new Bare Naked Foundation by BE? I love it and the amazing little brush it comes with!

  34. June 24, 2014 / 6:48 PM

    I use a lot of these products! The benefits mascara, the MUF finishing powder, I have used Bare Minerals foundation and bronzer in the past. I went to pick out new foundation at Sephora this weekend and in the back of my head I was like hmmmm I wonder what Amanda is using. One of the girls there did my makeup and used the MUF HD primer and I LOVED it! I had used Smashbox previously but I like MUF way more! And I have been wondering if the UD spray worked and you confirmed it! They had sample sizes when I was at Sephora…I think I need to go back and get it!

    Looking pretty in pink/coral my friend! Can’t wait to see your pictures!

  35. June 24, 2014 / 8:03 PM

    This is the second time I’ve heard the urban decay spray was amazing! I must invest in this product for hot summer nights.

  36. June 24, 2014 / 8:10 PM

    so glad you shared these products! I will definitely be trying them out! Can’t wait to see the pictures!

  37. June 24, 2014 / 8:14 PM

    You look beautiful! That setting spray sounds like exactly what I need:)

  38. June 24, 2014 / 8:41 PM

    I am dying to see the pictures!! I bet they are going to be amazing – I love that you took them on campus too :) Great makeup tips! I love makeup forever and I am having the hardest time letting go of using their products. Once I am all out of my current makeup, I am going to start getting all cruelty-free products… going to be interesting finding products as good as makeup forever :/

  39. June 24, 2014 / 11:22 PM

    I can’t wait to see how the pictures turned out! I’m jealous that your makeup routine only takes 15 minutes… when I have a special occasion I can literally spend at least an HOUR! haha

  40. June 25, 2014 / 12:56 AM

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I’ve heard so many great things about the setting spray! I’ve never used primer but you almost have me convinced that I need some! I may have to invest in both of those items! My go to summer makeup is as little as possible. I hate having that sticky cakey oily feeling. So I usually stick to just BB cream and a little blush and mascara :)

  41. June 25, 2014 / 1:20 AM

    I can’t do without the UD setting spray. I originally purchased it for my wedding, and it’s been a staple ever since!

  42. June 25, 2014 / 2:47 PM

    Love using primer and the Urban Decay setting is awesome!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  43. June 26, 2014 / 1:20 AM

    Holy moly, you look gorgeous!!! I tend to go back and forth with primers, but I understand why you would use one on your photo day. I’m actually a fan of Rimmel’s Stay Matte primer, works as good as any expensive brand I have tried. Also, Ive heard wonderful things about the UD setting spray. May have to check it out!

  44. June 26, 2014 / 2:43 AM

    You look gorgeous!! I will have to try that finishing spray and the BB cream. I definitely have to use a primer, otherwise my makeup doesn’t set right. I love that mascara, it really makes your lashes so much longer! Thanks for this great summer tip!

  45. June 26, 2014 / 3:36 AM

    I need to try this BB Cream and blush- they seem like the perfect combination!

    xo, Megan Ann

  46. June 26, 2014 / 10:01 AM

    I tend to go as natural as possible in the sumner once I am tan enough. The primer sounds great though for when you have a special occasion.

  47. June 26, 2014 / 12:50 PM

    great tips! My biggest battle is the hair…it ends up wound up on top of my head for most of the summer.
    You look gorgeous in that bright pink dress, it really shows off you fit physique.
    I thought of you this weekend…I stumbled upon a Barre studio near a Thai restaurant we tried… somewhat near by… a solid hour ride but it’s the closest I know of. Maybe I’ll try it out sometime.

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