When it’s scorching outside the last thing you wanna do is turn on a blow dryer, curling iron, hell, the damn bathroom lights. In fact, it’s pretty much all you can do to not break into a sweat immediately after taking a shower.
Whether it’s taking the time to look halfway professional for work, or just keeping it 💯 for a night out with the ladies, these beauty tricks will keep you ahead of the sweat.
Or at least make it look like you tried just a little bit.
1. The messy top knot
Get the bulk of your heavy hair off that sweaty neck. Pull some tendrils out to give it the perfect “Messy-hair-don’t-care” effect.
2. Va-va-voom eyelashes
Opt to give the rest of your face a break from heavy makeup and focus on your peepers. Perk them up using an eyelash curler, a good mascara, and some baby powder for added thickness.
Sweaty, oily hair? When you’re in between washes, opt to slick it back by running some mousse through with your fingers.
4. A sleek low ponytail
Kick those hot tools to the back of the cabinet and embrace the ponytail. A little tease at the crown, and pulled back low looks surprisingly pulled together.
Accentuate tanned skin with earth tones, like this palette from Jouer.
6. A side-swept bob haircut
Go ahead and chop it off, I dare you. That breeze on the back of your neck is second only to getting hit by the AC.
7. Light pink eyeshadow
Natural face makeup fans already have some pink in their arsenal. Pull your summer glow together by sweeping a pop of pink across your lids.
The prettiness of pink mixed with the flair of coral are Instagram-perfect for sipping mojitos through a straw.
A subtle splash of neon screams “summer is here!” Keep it toned down with a pop against your regular eyeliner.
Give your sun-scorched lips some moisturizing love with a lip stain, which also adds a bit of glamour to a simple, natural look.
Braids can be worn with wet or dray hair, and are perfect for unwashed strands. Take them out of the schoolroom and into the 21st century with a couple rings clipped into your tresses.
A cute scarf in your hair does double duty by pulling your hair off your face and neck, and soaking up the sweat.
Hide a shiny t-zone by glowing up.
14. Braided ponytail
Wet hair, don’t care. Pull those tresses back and secure with an elastic. French braid your ponytail and close with a clear elastic. Voila!
15. A sleek center part
Who wants to weigh hair down with a ton of volumizing product? Embrace straight strands by simply parting them down the middle and tucking behind your ears.
16. Messy low bun
This banana bun is great for going poolside to barside. Just take towel-dried hair, twist into 3 sections, and pin to form one long knot.
Healthy, rosy cheeks can be worn by those who’ve embraced SPF 100, or the lucky few who tan easily.
If your bangs fall flat in the humidity, pull them off to the side for an updated bouffant.