Primer - A face primer is very important since it is your first defense in protecting your skin and helps your makeup stay on longer throughout the day. Some face primers might even make your face glow and look brighter. With the right primer, it can be a sun protecting agent, face moisturizer and concealer all in one.
Some of the best brands to use: Smashbox, Too faced, MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
Foundation: When choosing a foundation, one of the first things you look for is the shade, but now in the summertime, you need a foundation that has a Sun Protecting agent or SPF to protect against the sun’s harmful rays. Look for specific foundations that have an SPF of 15 or 20, and a foundation with the ingredients Vitamin A & Vitamin E. Both vitamins can promote healthier skin and can be used as antioxidants that protect the skin. The right foundation can help save your skin and preserve it for many years.
Some of the best brands to use: Bareminerals, Lancome Renergie lift makeup
Concealer - When choosing concealer, you first want to make sure it’s the right shade for your face. Choose a shade that is lighter than your face color and is a little bit on the creme side. When blending with your finger or brush, try not to press down so hard on your skin: It can cause wrinkles and make your eyes appear more swollen.
Some of the best brands to use: Too Faced Absolutely Flawless concealer, Lancome
Chapstick - Unlike in foundation, it is best to avoid ingredients like Vitamin E which can irritate lips and also alcohol which can cause dryness. The lips are the one of the most sensitive areas on our bodies and are prone to sunburn because they are also the hardest areas to keep properly protected from the sun. EVEN ON CLOUDY DAYS.
-Carry lip balm with an SPF of 15 or higher level
-Re-apply after one hour if sweating heavily or eating and drinking.
-Use a sunblock cream made for the body if you find yourself without any sun protection lip balm. It may not taste great and can look white on your lips, but it's better than a burn and works in a pinch.
-Avoid fruit-scented lip balms, as these will attract bees and other bugs, which will make you want to wipe the lip balm off.
Some of the best brands to use: Philosophy Kiss Me High Emollient Lip Ointment, Mac Tinted Lip Conditioner with an SPF of 15