Short shorts, slinky sheer dresses, and off the shoulder tops means summer is here and it’s definitely beach season! In addition to your bikini, sunscreen, towel, flip flops and summer read, there’s one other thing that a girl on the go needs before diving head first into the nearest body of water — waterproof makeup. Although the ‘no makeup, makeup look’ is a trend this (and every) summer, we definitely want to look pulled together before hitting the beach or laying poolside.
To prevent the makeup on your face from moving even an inch out of place, we’ve rounded up 5 Summer Proof Makeup Products You Need Now.
To avoid dark mascara tears, a great waterproof mascara, like Lash Discovery Mini Brush Very Black Waterproof Mascara ($7.99, Ulta.com) from Maybelline New York, should be your go-to. Since eyes are the windows to the soul, open yours up with a quick swipe of your magical mascara wand, and you’re set! Instant, natural glam. (If you are looking for a semi permanent va va voom lashes, check out this post.)
A strong brow is the one of the quickest ways to define your face, even if you’re not wearing much makeup elsewhere. Whether you’re sweating it up the gym, or from the intense sunrays at the beach, a waterproof pomade, such as Anastasia Beverly Hills’ DIPBROW ($18, Sephora.com) can be the difference between brows on fleek, and brows on flop.
Who doesn’t love a bright pop of color on the lips for summer? Make Up Forever’s Aqua Rogue Waterproof Liquid Lip Color ($24, Makeupforever.com) is the perfect deep end companion when you’re taking a swimmer’s dive, and will last through that tasty pina colada you’ll be sipping poolside. There is a gloss on one end so you can switch things up if you feel like it. Available in 13 shades.
One of my favorite makeup products during any month is blush. A consistent waterproof blush, like Cargo’s Swimmables Water Resistant Blush ($26, Ulta.com) is a great addition to your makeup routine to help maintain a lit from within glow. It’s the perfect compliment to golden summer skin. Available in 3 shades.
To maintain an even complexion on the go, a concealer stick, like NYX’s Concealer Stick ($2.50, Nyxcosmetics.com) is a quick way to cover redness or impending zits instantly. Even better? These particular concealer sticks are currently on sale, so act fast! Available in 11 shades.