The heat of the summer may be getting to us, but it’s not going to get to our makeup. We know you’re already doing the basics—washing your face every day, moisturizing and even throwing the occasional serum or facial oil into the mix. But the basics won’t keep your perfectly flicked cat-eye or precisely applied red lip in place. Waterproof makeup isn’t always ideal, but the heat of summer makes it a necessity. From pool parties to all day festivals, we’ve rounded up the best waterproof picks to keep you looking fierce all day long.
Pool Party Approved Waterproof Makeup:
When you’re attending a poolside party, you might not be focusing on creating that perfect cut-crease eyeshadow look or showing off your favorite new matte lipstick. You’re looking for products that will give you a natural, beautiful complexion that will stick with you through every cannonball and game of chicken.
The obvious first step would be to use a hydrating sunscreen. This one from Avene is perfect for your pool party needs because it’s lightweight and has up to 80 minutes of water resistance. It protects the skin with broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and boasts additional antioxidants and nutrients to hydrate and protect. This non-greasy, sheer formula also includes the brand’s patented Thermal Spring Water to keep you hydrated for up to 24 hours.
If you’re planning on swimming at all, you likely want your makeup to stay as simple as possible. Our favorite product for keeping our makeup simple, but ready for any swimming is the Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara. This mascara will not only hold on through all your water adventures, but it will also nourish and strengthen your lashes. The formula is infused with Korean skin care technology to create dramatic volume while giving your lashes the nourishment they need.
All Day Festival Makeup:
For those days when you aren’t planning on swimming, but you will be outside perusing your local farmer’s market or spending the day taking in your city’s arts festival, you need a look that will last. We’ve found the best products that don’t melt off your face from noon to night.
Since it’s still summer, you’re probably not wanting to go full Kim Kardashian-West with your contour, but providing a little definition can really make your look pop. (Need help getting your contour right? We’ve got the guide for you). We recommend The Sculpting Powderfrom Kevyn Aucoin. This powder has an innovative, matte finish that is formulated with brown, red and gray pigments that work together to create natural shadows and definition on your face. It’s a waterproof, crease-proof powder that is the perfect touch for your summer look on those humid summer days.
We believe that a good lipstick can be the make-it or break-it for the perfect look, and summertime is no exception! You need a lipstick that can withstand the hottest days and stay in place to keep you looking calm, cool and collected. Next time you’re looking for a lipstick that will give you just that, reach for the classic Moisturizing Lipstick from Elizabeth Arden. With over 15 shades to choose from, these moisture-enriched pigments won't feather or fade, so your lips will look fabulous around the clock.
Whether you’re swimming or strolling this summer, keep your look in place all day long. And when it’s time to take off the day, shop our favorite waterproof makeup removers!