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Summer Makeup Essentials: 33 Products To Snag NOW!

It's time to update your kikay kit for the season. We present the top products you must invest in to save you from makeup meltdown in this heat!

After giving you loads of tips and galleries on how to update your style for summer, this time, we'll help you update your kikay kit to ensure you look your best in the sunny season. We've compiled a list of summer makeup essentials that will make your glowing look last longer, help care for your skin, and guarantee worry-free beauty, so you can have loads of fun (and romance) under the sun!

To give you a quick guide, here are the five categories of products you must invest in this summer:

1. Tinted Lip Balms

Our skin gets enough protection from sunscreen, but oftentimes we forget our puckers. The lips are also prone to skin damage, like hyperpigmentation, windburn, and the usual cracking and drying. Make sure to keep a lip balm or two in your beauty stash at all times. Max Factor Sheer Gloss Balm (P495, available at Rustan's) and the other options found in our gallery give a nice shine and tint that's ripe for summer.

2. Face Primers

Summertime unfortunately brings about yucky oily skin and runny makeup. Ensure that your makeup holds up by applying a base of face primer before your foundation. If you want a double duty product, try GoodSkin Labs Smooth-365 Intensive Clarity + Smoothing Peptide Serum (P2,000 for 30ml, SM Makati), which doubles as primer and an anti-aging product. Check out our wide variety of face primers in the gallery.

3. Bronzers And Self-Tanners

Embrace your morena skin tone and accentuate it (or fake it--don't bake it!) with your favourite bronzer. Summer is always the best excuse to use this wonder makeup that gives an instant sun-kissed glow (without the damage caused by UV rays). Wet 'n' Wild's ColorIcon Bronzer (P299, SM Department Store) is highly pigmented and can also double as eye shadow.

You can also keep your skin healthy and fake that golden glow with a self-tanner. We recommend Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion (P1,300 for 50ml, Rustan's Department Store). Check out other formulations in the gallery.

4. Smudge-Proof Eye Makeup

Eye shadow creasing and smearing can put a damper on a glam summer night look. Make sure to secure your much-labored peeper artwork with an eye primer like Smashbox Photo Finish Eye Primer (P1,250, Beauty Bar ) and choose eye makeup products like mascara, liner, and eye shadow that are smudge-proof and water-proof, like those found in our gallery.

5. Makeup Fixers

Yes, you've set a good base for your makeup by applying a primer. Ensure that it stays put even longer, even under the intense heat and humidity that will bring on loads of sweat and oil (eww!) by spritzing on a refreshing makeup fixer, which you can also spray on anytime you feel you need it throughout the day. Check out the brands we've picked out for you.

Launch the gallery now for the full list of 33 makeup essentials for summer!

With reports from CJ de los Santos and Trixie Reyna

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