Summer Makeup

I don't know about you, but I hate wearing makeup in the summer. Haha really, it just melts off my face and makes me feel like a sweaty mess.

I prefer the natural, healthy, all-natural, sun kissed glow! :) But like most people, my skin isn't perfect. I'm not one of those girls that wears 3 inches of makeup, but I do feel a little uncomfortable if I'm not concealing problem areas.

So here's what my summer makeup routine usually is. First of all I would highly encourage you do take a break from (or most of) your makeup for the summer. My skin feels so much better when it can breath! And the sun (not hours in the sun and getting burned, but a healthy amount of time while wearing sun lotion) evens out my skin tone and gives it a healthy glow, also reduces blemishes!

So anyway, here's what I wear:

Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30
This stuff is great. It doesn't really feel or smell like sunscreen so I usually wear it just as a face lotion even if I'm not going outside. It's great if you have acne prone or sensitive skin!

Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Blemish Concealer
Instead of covering my whole face with foundation, I just conceal on problem areas.

Then put on your favorite mascara and chap-stick or lip gloss. You're set to go! Yes, that's it! (Though sometimes I wear eyeshadow and/or blush to church...) Keep your look simple and you'll feel naturally gorgeous and summery!

Have acne?
-Wash your face twice a day.
-DON'T TOUCH IT! This seriously works! Touching your face just spreads bacteria!
Try this facial mask (it feels amazing!)
-One spoonful of coco powder
-One spoonful of honey
-One spoonful of plain yogurt
Mix it all together, apply to face, and wash off in 15-20 minutes. It feels so refreshing!

I use to be really insecure about my skin. But I hated wearing makeup in the summer because it just felt gross and washed off in the pool anyway. I learned that my skin isn't perfect, but that's ok! Really it is!Enjoy your summer and your natural, God-given beauty!

~Grace <3


  1. I hate wearing makeup in the summer too! Especially mascara/eyeliner because if I go swimming I end up with a black mess. =P I like wearing foundation with SPF in it if anything. Otherwise, just sunscreen. I have to protect my skin!!! That moisturizer you mentioned sounds awesome.

  2. Thank you for this! I just started only wearing foundation when I really *need* to. I don't have perfect skin either so it is hard but God is really showing me that my beauty is not found in make up but in Him and the true face that He gave me. I still wear eye shadow, and mascara when I go out and a bit of powder to decrease the redness and shine. It actually works pretty well and looks a lot less "fake" (not to mention it is waay cooleR) than full-on foundation.

  3. In the summer, I wear water proof mascara so that it doesn't run off when I go swimming. Yes, it is harder to wash off, but its worth it. I pretty much only wear mascara, very subtle eyeshadow (different shades of nude) and Burt's Bees lip tint when I "do" myself up :).



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