Summer is here and your makeup is not having it…

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That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 6.20.16

Question of the Week: Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. So tell us: what’s your current favorite product to help keep your makeup in place in warm weather?

Answer: For me, it’s all about staying matte. Because this Italian girl sure can get oily when the temps rise. I love the oil-free NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($44), which gives you a matte finish and SPF 30. I also really love Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Acne & Shine Control. Sadly, this product has been discontinued (as seems to be the whole Murad Hybrids line). Which is a bummer because this primer adds a light tint, controls oil and treats acne. I will be hoarding this bottle accordingly.

Finally, because my eyebrows have a habit of disappearing when I get oily, MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Brow ($22) is a must. It makes them bullet-proof!

Here’s what was up with the League last week…

Beautygeeks – What do plantar fasciitis, rotator-cuff erosion, joint pain and a persistent itchy red rash have in common? If it’s YOU, you have to read this, stat.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Sunscreen is known to protect your skin from UV rays, and usually — that’s almost all they do! What if I told you that we found a very versatile sunscreen that multi-tasks?

Blushing Noir – Buying just ONE piece of The Estée Edit line will pull you into a black hole of needing it all. Here are a few of my faves (with many more to come)!

Clumps of Mascara – Beauty boxes, beauty boxes, beauty boxes. If you’ve seen one beauty subscription box, you’ve seen them all, right? NOT! I’ve tried over a dozen and this one is my absolute favorite.

EauMG – It’s officially summer and let’s celebrate with a new perfume! Need some ideas? Here’s my Summer 2016 Perfume Picks.

Gouldylox – A gel lip color finally wins my heart and doesn’t leave me looking like I lost a battle with an Otter Pop.

My Beauty Bunny – Get a polished and fresh-faced look with our 100% Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial featuring some of our favorite brands including Urban Decay, It Cosmetics and Chella!

My Newest Addiction – The MAC Soft Serve Collection is made up of brow pencils and bouncy cream eyeshadows that are very reminiscent of the very much loved Chanel Illusion D’Ombre. Laura shares her favorites from the collections as well as swatches!

Nouveau CheapMy new favorite cleansing oil is under $10, it doesn’t contain mineral oil, and it removes every last trace of my makeup like a boss. Oh, and it also doesn’t leave any oily film behind!

Olive & Ivy – Save money updating your wardrobe this summer by shopping at SheIn (all the more money to spend on makeup then, right?)! I’m sharing my tips and tricks on how to make sure you are getting a steal of a deal AND clothes you’ll love, as well as my fave SheIn pieces- most are UNDER $15!!

Phyrra – Are you guilty of buying a ton of makeup? My new Anti-Haul video is going to blow your mind! What I’m not gonna buy!

Prime Beauty – checks out what’s new at ColourPop and finds some yummy new lipsticks and eyeshadows!

we heart this – know how you dream a beloved limited edition product will become permanent (and it hardly ever does)? This time, it DID!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

we heartsters, what’s your current favorite product to help keep your summer makeup in place in warm weather?


  • Stef Andrews

    Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world... skin tone: NC 25/30 skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products

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  1. I’m a huge fan of NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint too – such a godsend! When the temps really get going a setting spray is a must for me, and I make sure to throw some blotting papers in my bag too!

  2. I am loving the Smashbox spray primer I recently got to try… I feel like it sets my face up well for summer makeup and have noticed a lot less oiliness in the heat!

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