Summer is a time to flaunt your gorgeous body, get a glowing complexion and bust out some bright colors. But just because you’re looking sizzling hot, doesn’t mean you want to sweat your way through the season. We put together some pool-, beach-, sweat-proof (read: water-proof) beauty goods so that you look sharp all summer long, without losing your cool.
Since a natural glow is a hot trend this year, you really don’t need a lot of skin makeup in the summer. On super hot days, we recommend switching from foundation to a tinted moisturizer, like STILA Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer, with an SPF. This product moisturizes your face, protects it from UV rays and evens skin tone for a perfect complexion. Designed to last all day long, it can really take the heat!
Finding the right waterproof mascara is tough—while you want to frolic at the beach care-free, you don’t want the formula to destroy your lashes by drying them. That’s why we like Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara, which prevents smudging (we tested it in a hot yoga class!) and makes lashes feel soft and supple. It lasts pretty much all day, so whether you’re sweating it out at a ball game or cooling off in a lake, your lashes will look bold and healthy all day long.
Logic tells us that liquid liner and water would make a terrible combination. By Terry says otherwise. By Terry Ligne Blackstart Intense LIquid Eyeliner is a waterproof gem that allows you to rock your smoky eye throughout the summer. With easy application, this felt-tip pen glides across lids easily for a precise, sultry look. The best part? It comes in funky colors like violet to add a burst of color to your summer look.
Two-in-one products tend to be a bust (we’re talking to you shampoo & conditioner!), but there is an exception: cheek and lip stain. Finding a two-in-one, like Jane Iredale's 'Just Kissed' Lip & Cheek Stain, is great because it matches your lips to your cheeks, creating a well-balanced color in your face. We really like this product in particular because it uses natural ingredients to enhance your skin tone. Although it’s not technically waterproof, it’s creamy formula melts into your skin and doesn’t budge in the heat.
Do you have any favorite summer-proof makeup products? Tell us in the comments below!