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The hot, steamy days of summer are officially here and when the heat is on the makeup you choose can make all the difference in the world. Of the four seasons, this is the one that every can agree, less is most definitely more, but you can still keep things interesting by switching up your look from day to day. Instead of a full face of makeup choose what you wish to highlight and play down everything else. One day, play up your eyes with a colorful liner and skip the bright lipstick. The next, choose a bright hue for lips and complete your look with one coat of waterproof mascara. Another option is to bronze your complexion and add a natural rosy glow to lips. Also, though there are always exceptions to the rule, do keep in mind that in general cream and gel based formulas tend to have more staying power in high-heat and humidity conditions.
If you want to look your absolute best 24/7 here’s a foolproof roundup of sweat-proof, splash-proof, waterproof, melt-proof, long-lasting, smudge-free beauty products that allow you take on the heat and humidity in style:
Sephora Collection Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner Waterproof ($14) has a felt tip applicator, the easiest way to line your eyes perfectly. When wearing a bright shade, line your upper lids only and keep the rest of your makeup clean for the most modern look. Simply apply any of these highly pigmented, waterproof liners directly to your lash line for makeup that stays put until you take it off. Available in the usual black and brown as well as 7 other gorgeous hues.
tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer ($30) is a matte bronzing powder that gives you a completely natural looking, kissed-by-the-sun glow. It contains Amazonian Clay for long-lasting wear and improved tone, texture and clarity. To use, apply directly to your cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead and chin — anywhere the sun would hit naturally — and blend well. It can be worn on clean, bare skin or on top of foundation. The brand’s signature shade, Park Ave Princess, works for most skin-tones, instantly adding warmth and dimension.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lipcolor ($24) is part of a collection that was originally created for the Parisian Aquatic Ballet and tested under water for five hours. This stain/gloss hybrid is intensely pigmented, gives you a high-lacquer finish and is waterproof. High molecular weight polymers combine with volatile oils to lock in color that won’t transfer or fade. The double-ended design makes it easy to apply the lipstick with the foam applicator on one side and then top it with the clear top coat for long-lasting shin.
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée ($13) contains vitamin E-rich Argan oil to nourish and hydrate, and 50 percent pure coconut water to cool on contact, replenish and rehydrate. You can expect up to 14 hours of color and hydration from this gel/cream blush hybrid.
Maybelline Volum’ Express® The Rocket® Waterproof Mascara ($7.77) owes clump-free, smooth, even, mega volumized lashes from root-to-tip to its patented brush with evenly spaced bristles and a hard inner core.