As much as we love summer, it's a trying time for makeup. Sweating from the heat or going for a swim can make its application seem pointless. To take on the seasonal beauty challenge, we've gathered several waterproof products and some tips for applying them.
For smudge-resistant application, start with a primers like Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer, NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, and NP Set Lip Primer. You should also look for products that contain wax- or gel-based ingredients as water-based ones can evaporate before having a chance to set onto the skin.
Tinted moisturizer and foundation
Go ahead and cannonball into the pool thanks to these products that offer long-lasting coverage. Rae Cosmetics Climate Control Mineral Tint SPF 20 is a water-resistant foundation, non-chemical sunscreen, and antioxidant moisturizer, while Clinique's new Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup absorbs shine, controls oil, and resists streaking in intense humidity.
Let those tears shed at your best friend's July wedding with Maybelline's new Mega Plush by Volum' Express. This mascara provides fullness by evenly distributing product to each lash. When some wetness comes into play, the look remains consistent and soft.
Eyes, lips, and cheeks
The fact that glam synchronized swim team the Aqualillies use these Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams is about all the endorsement we need. The highly pigmented, smudge-proof pots of color are available in a spectrum of hues, with rosy and coral shades meant for lips and cheeks, and turquoise, silver, plum, and taupe colors designated for eyes. If cat-eyes are you thing, use Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes eyeliner, specifically created to endure underwater exposure.
What are your favorite waterproof beauty items?