rainy day beauty tips
There is nothing worse than having the perfect hair and makeup day, only to walk out the front door right into a rainstorm. While we can't control the weather, we can certainly keep our hair and makeup in tip-top shape, no matter what. Here are some hair and makeup tips that will have you singin' in the rain and looking great while you do it.
Less Is More. For days when the weather is gloomy, opt for an easier, more natural look instead of lots of drama. Rather than doing a smoky eye that might be hard to clean up if it gets wet, choose something light and simple.
Pack Your Essentials. Make sure you prepare your makeup bag and keep it with you at all times. Put in a few extra products you might need to touch up with, and get to work a few minutes early to do any last-minute fixes in the mirror before you start your day. Makeup wipes, beauty blender sponges, and Q-tips are great products to keep on hand for inclement weather.
Product Picks: Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towlettes, Beauty Blender Sponge, Q-tips
Pull It Back. Opt to wear your hair in a chic chignon-style bun or slicked-back ponytail. If you want to wear your hair down but it tends to get really frizzy in wet and humid weather, style it as normal, then wrap it in a bun and take it down once you are inside. This creates a soft wave with no noticeable bumps or pontytail holder marks.
Cream Vs. Powder. Opt for cream shadows and blushes instead of powder. Cream has longer staying power and can be blended more easily. When powder gets wet, it can tend to streak. Tinted moisturizers and BB/CC Creams are great foundation alternatives that require less time applying and fixing.
Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Cream, NARS Cream Eye Shadow in "Corfu", Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush
Waterproof Lids and Lashes. Use waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Both products create staying power and won't melt in the rain. The key? Do not rub your eyes if they get wet. Rubbing will lead to smudging, and with waterproof products you will need to use eye makeup remover to fully remove.
Product Picks: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner, L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Power Volume 24 Hour Waterproof Mascara, Giorgio Armani Eye Makeup Remover
 
What are some of your favorite waterproof makeup products? Let us know in the comments below!
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