Summer is full of wonderful things – but melting makeup and sticky redhead skin isn’t one of them. The heat can cause skin to produce more oil, making it look extra shiny. Instead of feeling weighed down, there are many ways to still look and feel beautiful while spending less time and money on makeup. 

Here are six ‘Redhead Friendly’ approved summer makeup tips for any redhead who wants to have a quick, easy and affordable makeup regimen:

1. Light hydration is key.

Think of your thick moisturizer as your winter jacket. You don’t need it when the temperatures start to rise. Turn to a light, airy moisturizer to hydrate the skin, without weighing it down during the warmer months. CeraVe Ultra-Light Face Lotion/Face Moisturizer with sunscreen is a lightweight moisturizer that also protects the skin.

2. Prep the skin. 

After moisturizing, apply a light primer to your skin. A great ‘Redhead Friendly’ primer, like SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer, will make sure your makeup is set for the day.

3. Go simple on the eyes.  

Don’t overdo it on the eyes this summer. Turn to a palette like CoverGirl Nudes TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette or Urban Decay Naked3 Palette to create a shimmery lid. Opt for a shadow primer to ensure a crease-proof and fade-proof lid.

4. Turn to waterproof.   

A waterproof formula will keep your mascara from smudging, especially while swimming or sweating. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara is a great option if you’re looking for a drugstore-friendly mascara.

5. Don’t forget the brows. 

Redheads, we all know how important it is to pencil in the brows. Make sure you’re using a smudge-free formula like e.l.f. Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil to ensure your brows are on fleek all day long.

6. Play with vibrant colors. 

Looking to add some color to your lips without weighing them down? Turn to stains and sheer lipsticks. These easy-to-use lip products don’t need a lip liner and won’t smudge. Try rockin’ light pinks, oranges and subtle reds to complement your red hair.

Rock it like a Redhead!