Temperatures are on the rise here in New York, which makes commuting even more unbearable. To keep our makeup from melting faster than an ice cream cone at summer camp, we rely on products that fend off shine and have serious staying power. Here are four of our favorites that we’ll be using to beat the heat all summer long:
For the longest time, I didn’t know how to wear blush—in fact, I was afraid of it. My blushophobia had me convinced that I would end up with two red circles on my cheeks that would run and smear down my face. It was a shame because I knew on an abstract level that blush (when used right) can liven up a complexion faster than any other makeup staple. Luckily, this story has a happy ending: I discovered Cargo’s Water Resistant Blush, which some of you will be getting in your boxes this month. Now I’ve been showing off my cheek color every day—and I haven’t been felt the need to check a mirror every two seconds.
Once the weather finally warms up, it’s time to reevaluate our beauty routines for a new season. We’re putting away our full-coverage foundations and pulling out a higher SPF! Rising temperatures can also lead to melty makeup face (never cute) so take a look at our favorite outdoor beauty essentials in the video below. Whether you’re heading to the beach or pounding the pavement in the city, they’ll help you beat the heat all spring and summer.
What are your favorite products to combat the heat and sun rays? Let us know in the comments!
Water Resistant Blush Put to the Test, Spring Lipstick Guide, Birchbox Customer Favorites (!), and more: Reading List
We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.
Spring Lipstick Guide: While clear gloss always has a place in our hearts, we can’t get enough of extra-pigmented lipsticks. From classic matte reds to hot pinks and deep purples, here are our top 10 stars of the season.
Happy Hearting: Introducing Birchbox Customer Favorites: We’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience on Birchbox.com and we’re extreeemely excited to introduce you to our brand-new feature: Customer Favorites. It’s a one-click way to add products to your own personalized wish list.
How To: Make the Perfect Party Playlist: Just in time for Friday, get the lowdown from the Birchbox Men’s Guide on how to put together the perfect playlist to turn any regular hangout into a night for the ages.
Eek, it’s the final hour for gift-finding! Just in case you still haven’t found presents for your loved ones, here’s some last-minute inspiration courtesy of our staffers. Today, our Technical Product Manager Jenn is sharing her top 5 picks for her bestie, Jimelle. (December 19th is the last day to order from our Shop to receive your orders by December 24. Go now!)
My friend Jimelle is an über-traveler. I’ve known her since high school and we’ve done a lot of traveling together. For example, this past summer we went on a cross-country road trip visiting as many states as possible along the way. But Jimelle also travels a lot for work—from Florida to India, so she lives out of a suitcase for a good part of the year. That’s why my picks for her this year are all carry-on friendly:
One of my favorite Birchbox discoveries is Jouer’s Moisturizing Lip Gloss in ultra-flattering Birchbox Pink. The vitamin-packed formula soothes dry lips and adds a gorgeous fuchsia punch in a single, shimmery swoop. When I heard we’d be including more luscious colors of the gloss in our Birchbox Shop, I began dreaming up ways to put the new shades to use. Inspired by some of my favorite leading ladies, here are the looks I’ll be recreating with help from Jouer’s wonder gloss:
Just because I’m deathly afraid of the sun doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy a healthy glow. Since I don’t tan for real, I rely on sunless tanner all summer long to keep me looking bronzed (and from frightening anyone with my pallor while in a two-piece). But honestly, in the winter, I just can’t be bothered to slather on tanner from head to toe—mainly because it’s a lot of effort when the only skin I bear from November to March is my face and hands.