The blazing summer sun doesn’t always play nice with a full face of makeup. So instead of melting away, go subtle this summer! Here is a simple, natural-looking routine sure to make you question why contouring and full coverage weren’t kicked to the curb long ago.

Apply a light layer of Marc Jacobs’ Shameless Youthful Look 24-H Foundation. This medium-coverage foundation blends seamlessly without settling, which means you will get a fresh, natural-looking finish sure to outlast the hot summer sun! Most importantly, this foundation rocks a broad spectrum SPF 25 without wavering in seamless texture or appearance – that’s a foundation worth building on. Available for $46. (

Ensure your eye makeup can take the heat by applying a dab of Marc Jacobs’ Under(cover) Eye Perfecting Coconut Eye Primer. Created with coconut and velvet flower extracts, this primer will deliver a flawless canvas for eyeshadow application. Better yet, silica spheres and bark extract help absorb oils, which deters creasing. That way, the only creasing on your mind will be how to increase summer fun! Available for $26. (

Create a luxurious and lasting look on your lids with the sensual-nudes and shimmering-pops of color within this Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette. Featuring seven shades in four finishes, this limited-edition palette has enough colors to create an array of subtle styles for every occasion. Plus, with shade names like On the Dance Floor and Fantasy, there is no room for boredom. Available for $49. (

Feed your lashes with LashFood’s Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer, before applying your go-to mascara. This ultra-rich primer contains lash extending and thickening microfibers that help stretch and sculpt each lash. Collagen plumps your fringe while boosting the volume – because who can resist getting longer lashes and looking flawless? Available for $20. (

Show your lips some love by applying BITE Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in Whip. Featuring ingredients like monoi butter and coconut oil, this liquid lipstick is an indulgently creamy wear, with a beautiful satin finish and high-pigment color. Even with its demi-glaze coating, which creates a stand-out look, Whip is a subtle shade sure to be a perfect complement! Available for $24. (

Nail your look by applying one of Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ polishes from its Downtown “ME” Femme Summer Nail Collection. Shown in both Ansonia and Sugar Hill, colors inspired by the neighborhoods of New York, the richly pigmented shades will accent the natural hues of your finished face while strengthening your nails with its signature keratin treatment. Available for $14. (

Alecia is LN’s managing editor. Fueled by coffee and faith, Alecia is a wifey, boy mom and fur mama to two, enjoying this crazy thing called life one moment at a time.

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