Summer is officially here! The season is great for a lot of wonderful activities such as heading to the beach, getting a tan, or simply chilling outside with some good company. But in the midst of these Instagram-worthy moments is a major beauty disaster waiting to happen: makeup melting away.
No one in their right mind would enjoy smeared eyeliner or super sticky lipstick, so if you are looking for a way to lock in your makeup while having fun in the sun, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are the best waterproof makeup products for summer 2017.
Waterproof Makeup Everyone Needs This Summer 2017
1. Invest in a good primer
For those who don’t know, primers are applied after using moisturizer but before face makeup (foundation, BB creams, etc.). Now is the best time to start investing in primers if you haven’t already incorporated this game-changing product into your routine. The purpose of primers is to hold makeup in place and create a smooth canvas for the next layer.
The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation in Classic fills in fine lines and pores to create a flawless look that is perfect for the summer season.
2. Go easy on the bronzer
If you do not want to end up looking like an Oompa Loompa, then please go easy on the bronzer. Everyone loves a natural-looking bronze look, so apply only on the high points of the face such as the forehead, cheekbones, chin, and nose. Beginners might want to stick to powder bronzers as they are the easiest to apply.
The Tarte Amazonian Matte clay bronzer is both waterproof and clarifying. You can apply it on your skin without worrying about looking muddy or over baked. As soon as you pack some products on the brush, tap the excess before sweeping it directly on your skin.
3. Choose a good waterproof mascara
There are tons of waterproof mascara available in the market, but not everything is worth trying. Some mascaras clump your lashes while others are made of harsh chemicals that irritate your eyes. Try to check out reviews and the product’s ingredients before making a purchase. Also, it is important to know the difference between water resistant and waterproof makeup so you don’t end up smudging your mascara as you hit the waters.
One waterproof mascara from the drugstore is definitely a standout from the rest. L’Oreal’s Voluminous Butterfly mascara features an asymmetrical brush that allows you to curl the lashes on the outer corners of your eyes.
4. Use a liquid eyeliner that won’t smudge
The last thing you want after swimming are raccoon eyes. So in addition to mascara, you have to make sure that your liquid liner is waterproof as well. If there is one brand that knows all about waterproof makeup, it’s Stila. Their iconic liquid liner won’t smudge or smear even when wet, giving you a defined look that lasts all day.
5. Rememeber that cakey makeup is a big no-no
The key to looking flawless for the summer is to make sure you keep your makeup looking as natural as ever. Humidity and heat can instantly ruin a look so a good sweatproof foundation will definitely save face. Regular foundations not only cake due to the summer heat, but they also don’t have SPF, thus increasing the risk for skin damage. On the other hand, tinted moisturizers and BB creams protect you from the sun while giving you a nice and natural-looking glow.
Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB has a lightweight formula that gives you awesome coverage. It has SPF 30, giving you optimum protection from the harsh rays of the sun.The Best Waterproof Makeup for Summer 2017 by Holly