It’s that time again – oh yes! You’re heading to the beach or your friend’s pool party and while you’re excited to be having fun in the sun you’re not looking forward to having your make-up melt off your face a la Wicked Witch of the West. Going au natural is great when you’re at home alone, but when your friend’s Channing Tatum look-alike brother is around – no way!
Not all make-up is created equal and can stand the test of being worn for hours under the hot sun and in the water. So, what’s a girl to do? Find the best waterproof beauty buys! We’ve compiled 10 stellar cosmetics that will keep you looking cute at the beach or the pool.
The old English proverb states that “the eyes are the window to the soul,” so when you’re prepping for a day at the beach dress them up with these three fab finds. BUXOM has a cream eye shadow called Stay-There in 11 beautiful shades, made with a waterproof formula that will become a beauty staple in and out the water. For our ladies who love their eyeliner, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner does an unbelievable job of staying on no matter what – salt water, fresh water or pool water will not wash it off. The eyeliner is available in 11 vibrant shades from basic black to hot pink, and its slender brush ensures precision application every time. If you’re opting out of applying shadow or liner to your eyes at least slap on some mascara! For less than $11 Maybelline’s Volum’ Express® will give you the appearance of wearing false eye lashes thanks to its flexible wand that lifts and separates lashes increasing their appearance astronomically.
When you’re soaking up the sun the last thing you want to do is apply 10 layers of make-up to your face. Keeping it light and simple is key so you don’t feel as if you’re melting like said green sorceress of Oz. Lancé´me’s has a great waterproof under eye concealer that you can use to eliminate dark circles, as well as spot treat on your face. To get the rosy hue look use Benefit’s Benetint; it’s a great multi-use product that can be applied quickly to your lips and cheeks giving you the sexy flushed appearance for hours. For our ladies want to be the bronzed beach babe, Tarte has a long wearing matte bronzing powder (without shimmer) that gives you skin a sun kissed glow without the worry of clogging up your pores thanks the it’s not-so-secret ingredient Amazonian clay.
Lipstick, we never leave home without it! While you many not think it’s important to apply colour to your lips when you’re diving into the pool, think again when you lock eyes with Channing Tatum’s doppelganger as you emerge from the water. Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge Lip Colour has been tested under water for five hours and with 12 colours at your disposal you’ll never have to worry about pale looking lips. For an affordable option, CoverGirl’s Outlast Lipstain can be yours for $10.99 and comes in 14 stunning colours from mauve to scarlet.
When you’re not in the mood to drop coin at your local nail salon and get a shellac manicure head to the make-up counter to buy long wearing nail polish. NARS has reintroduced its nail polish with an updated formula to improve wear and strengthen nails. The revamped forty-three shade collection includes 19 new shades and includes UV protection to prevent polish discoloration. For our divas on a dime, Sally Hansen is calling your name with its Triple Shine polish that can be worn from water to workout. Available in 29 shades, this polis guarantees to deliver non-stop shine thanks to natural crushed pearls used in its formula.