With plenty of heat and humidity heading our way, itâ€™s a good idea to invest in cosmetic products that will stay put in the face of moisture and high temperatures throughout the summer months. Whether youâ€™ll be spending the summer lounging by the pool or traipsing along the hot city sidewalks, itâ€™s always valuable to have makeup thatâ€™s lightweight, waterproof, and not prone to melting off your face.
Letâ€™s start with the basics: foundation. In the heat of summer, liquid foundation can feel heavy and stifling. You also risk it running if you find yourself getting a little dewy, shall we say. Instead, try an oil-free tinted moisturizer â€“ like NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($42.00) or Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ($42.00) â€“ for a lighter-weight way to even out skin tone. These great tinted moisturizers give a bronzed glow, protect from harmful UV rays, and hold up in the heat.
Now, letâ€™s talk eyes. Itâ€™s never fun to realize that, because of sweat or humidity, makeup has pooled into raccoon-like rings around your eyes. In wet conditions, itâ€™s a good idea to use a waterproof primer that will hold additional eye makeup in place, preventing it from creasing and running. LancÃ´me Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base ($25.50) is a great choice, providing an effective foundation for making your eye makeup stay where it belongs.
Once youâ€™ve got your base, look for eye shadows, eyeliners, and mascaras that are waterproof. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow ($19.00) is a great option for giving lids all-day, moisture-friendly color. Then, try Diorâ€™s waterproof Crayon Eyeliner ($29.00) and LancÃ´meâ€™s Hypnose Waterproof mascara ($26.00) to give eyes long-lasting, smudge-free definition.
Worth mentioning is also Make Up For Everâ€™s award-winning line of remarkably versatile waterproof cosmetics â€“ useful if you donâ€™t want to invest in a full range of waterproof makeup items. Aqua Cream ($23.00) functions as eye shadow, blush, or lip color, comes in a fun array of 25 colors, and promises to resist even the most extreme conditions. Aqua Eyes ($18.00) is a waterproof pencil that doubles as eyeliner and eye shadow, and also boasts 25 color options.
Remember â€“ waterproof cosmetics wonâ€™t come off easily with just soap and water. You will need a waterproof makeup remover like Make Up For Everâ€™s Sensâ€™Eyes ($24.00) or Philosophyâ€™s Just Release Me ($18.00) to remove even the toughest, longest lasting waterproof cosmetics at the end of the day.
And always, while enjoying the sun, itâ€™s paramount to protect your face from dangerous, damage-causing UV rays. In the summer, use a sunscreen lotion thatâ€™s lightweight, long lasting, and can hold up in wet conditions. Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 ($30.00) is a non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly and leaves you break-out free. It also contains pomegranate extract, which floods skin with a boost of anti-oxidants that repair and fight against UV damage and signs of aging. For something with a higher SPF, try Neutrogenaâ€™s Ultra Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen â€“ available in SPF 45 or 60 ($15.00). Also oil-free, this sunscreen will absorb quickly and wonâ€™t clog your pores.