Waterproof Makeup For Summer

Waterproof Makeup For Summer

What’s better than enjoying the hot summer weather? Enjoying the weather in style with your makeup on point, of course! However, when you’re splashing around the pool to cool down or your friends challenge you to a surprise water fight, your makeup may struggle to survive. Luckily, we know exactly what it takes to prepare your makeup for these moments so that you can focus on having fun! Use our simple tips to get your waterproof makeup look…

How To Get Waterproof Makeup For Summer

Step 1: Skin Preppin’

The first step to keeping your makeup lookin’ flawless and staying completely is place is using a primer. The Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-Up Supercharged Primer not only primes your skin but also protects and perfects, meaning that this innovative product is perfect for the summer months! Once you’ve applied the prime and let the product completely absorb into the skin, it’s time to move onto the next step…

Step 2: Flawless Base

For completely waterproof skin, use the ‘makeup base’ from the Bellapierre Cosmetics Flawless Complexion Kit. This multi-tasking product can be used as a concealer and will expertly cover any signs of blemishes or imperfections. This set also includes a mineral foundation, mineral blush and kabuki brush, meaning that you can add to your look once you’ve left the sea and pool behind!

Step 3: Bronzed Babe

Once you’ve perfected your base, bronze it up with the Rimmel Natural Bronzer in the shade ‘Sun Bronze’. This waterproof bronzer is ideal for providing your skin with a warm, sun-kissed glow, whilst its SPF15 enriched formula ensures that your face is protected from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply the bronzer across your cheek bones for a contoured effect.

Step 4: Brows On Fleek

There’s nothing worse than dipping in the pool and finding that your brows have smudged all over your face! To avoid this beauty disaster, make sure that you invest in a waterproof brow gel or powder. The gals here at HQhair love the Eylure X Fleur De Force Brow Palette for its ultra-pigmented formula that is transfer, smudge and waterproof… A must-have for the summer season!

Step 5: Long, Lush Lashes

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you should have to compromise the length of your lashes, instead use a waterproof mascara like the  Volume Glamour Push Up Mascara by Bourjois. For the most dramatic results, wiggle the wand from side to side at the root of the lash and continue this motion all the way to the tip.

If the Bourjois mascara doesn’t quite take your fancy, you can find the best waterproof alternatives  in our 5 best waterproof mascaras post. You’ll have a super long falsh lash effect which won’t leave dark smudges across your face.


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Step 6: Wing It

To ensure that your winged liner stays sharp and smudge-free all day, use the Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner. This ultra-fine, waterproof liner will ensure that you can apply your liner precisely and achieve high definition results. The smooth, high quality formula will ensure that the liner glides effortlessly across the eye to reduce the risk of any mishaps.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

Now you’ve applied your makeup, give your face a quick dust with the Pixi Quick Fix Powder a velvet matte, air-brushed finish. To ensure that everything holds in place, spritz a little bit of the First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist + Setting Spray. This will also add some extra hydration so your skin doesn’t dry out. You’ll be sporting perfect makeup 24/7 and water won’t faze you, or your face!

Don’t forget to use SPF along with your waterproof makeup look whilst out in the sun!




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