During the hot months I like to keep my makeup routine as simple as possible. There’s nothing worse than walking around or laying out in the extreme heat to feel that my skin can’t breath or to look in the mirror and see that my makeup is smudged and that it no longer looks like how it did when I left my apartment 20 minutes ago.
The key in solving this common issue was adopting two makeup routines. One for the everyday summer months and one for when I’m going to be spending the day at the pool or at the beach. The difference between the two routines is that I scale back and keep it simple when I know I'm going to be in the direct sun all day. I just use some SPF moisturizer, dab on some concealer, fill in my eyebrows, apply bronzer and waterproof mascara and I’m good to go.
When choosing what products to purchase, quality is crucial. I need makeup that is going to last when I take a dip in the pool or salt water splashes on my face. I also stick to a more “natural look” and leave the bold darker colors for fall and winter. I choose neutral shades especially on my eyes and lips and then top it off with a shimmery peach.
Here are my favorite pool proof makeup products that will last through the humidity, the sun and the water.
ON THE LIST
Dermalogica - Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, $69
Smashbox - Photo Finish Adjust Color Correcting Foundation Primer, $16 - $39
Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer, $25
Mac - Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, $34
Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder, $32
Guerlain - Terracotta Spray, SPF 10, $64
Benefit Cosmetics - GALifornia Mini Sunny Golden Pink Blush, $15 - $29
Stila - Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette - Spirit, $49
Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $22
Tarte - Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil, $21
Maybelline - Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, $4.27
Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil, $20
Lime Crime - Velvetines "Riot" Lipstick, $20
NYX - Professional Makeup Setting Spray, $7.99
Benefit Cosmetics - Remove It Makeup Remover, $20