Summer Makeup Tips

It's officially Summer! Which means, it's time to update your beauty routine! Before you rush off to the nearest Sephora, check out my summer must haves to keep you looking flawless, effortless and perfectly imperfect all summer long.

Makeup Tips for the Summer

Ditch Your Foundation

I love Tarte's BB Cream and Tinted Moisturizer. The BB cream is great for us oily gals! Both products have SPF in them and are cruelty free! They can be had at

Waterproof Mascara is a Must!

I love MAC's False Lashes Waterproof. It's not super tacky or waxy like other waterproof formulas and it gives me the volume and length that I love. It's also easily removable with your makeup remover. No scrubbing those lashes! It can be had at

Protect Your Lips!

I love Sugar Rosé from Fresh. It hydrates your lips and protects with SPF 15. It also has a great rose tint to it for a little pop of color. This formula comes in multiple shades to satisfy your lip needs. You can get it at

Don't Forget to Bronze...

Who doesn't love a bronze goddess? Get a summer glow without exposure to the sun's harmful rays. I love Make Up For Ever's Pro Bronze Fusion. This product gives the perfect luminous bronze glow that all of us gals want! It comes in multiple shades and is versatile to use in the summer or winter. You can score it for $36 at

Protect Your Skin

Overall skin protection. I've been loving Elta MD's UV Aero Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 this year so far. Application is super easy as it is a spray sunscreen. The best part is it leaves NO greasy residue behind. It's also mineral based which is better for your body. Find it at

Hydrate From The Inside - Out

Drink lots of water! Okay, now I sound like your mom, but in all seriousness water is your best friend. Keeping yourself hydrated will keep your skin looking radiant and fresh, as well as keep you feeling your best (especially after a few cocktails). I like to drink my water with some fresh lemon or strawberry with mint. It's yummy!

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For Some Additional Information...

I recently ran across this article "50 Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know" which may give you some additional food for thought, tips and ideas about how to address the usual culprits when dealing with your beauty products and techniques. Enjoy!

There you have it. Hopefully you enjoy these products and suggestions as much as I do. For more tips and tricks with me, book your very own in-home makeup lesson today! Until next time my beauties...

Jessica Mae

Jessica Mae Koza - Founder WarPaint International Beauty Agency

Jessica Mae

Founder & Creative Director for WarPaint International Beauty Agency in Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles & San Diego.

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