Spring break is the glorious time of year when you and all your closest friends — or whoever responded to the Facebook invite — get together and take a trip where debauchery and day-drinking is standard fare. With that said, you can also expect enough documentation of said trip to last you a lifetime, so you should definitely spring break-proof your makeup so you can swim, party and sweat all day without missing a beat (or a photo opp). We recommend longwearing makeup products for occasions like this, including the cult favorite Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Longwear Foundation and the everything-proof Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lipstick for days and nights where you want to set it and forget it.
Peep our tutorial ahead, for a makeup look that’s perfect for spring break:
Step 1: Apply your favorite longwearing foundation with a brush or a sponge and blend.
Step 2: Use a tinted waterproof eyebrow gel to fill in and set your brows. This will ensure that they don’t move throughout the day.
Step 3: For your eye look, prime your lids with an eyeshadow primer designed to help shadow stay put. We recommend Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion — a formula designed to keep your shadow vibrant and crease-free for up to 24 hours.
Step 4: Next, apply a full metal shadow all over the lid. We love YSL Full Metal Shadow in Pink Cascade, a shimmery pink shade that is perfect for spring.
Step 5: Using a matte, deep orange eyeshadow, define the crease with sweeping, circular motions. This step is crucial for creating a seamless, blended finish.
Step 7: Use a bright colored liner in the waterline for a pop of color on the eye.
Step 8: Next, apply a waterproof mascara to the top and bottom lashes. For volume and length, try the Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara — a formula we love.
Step 9: For added drama, use the Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara and layer it on top of the black mascara.
Step 10: On your lips, try NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Soft Matte Lip Cream to tie the whole look together.
Step 11: Next, contour your forehead and cheeks using the deepest shade in the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette.
Step 12: Finally, dip into the highlight shade from the same palette on your cheeks and nose to get that spring break glow.