Make A Splash Without Worrying About Your Make-up
Seaside paddles and lazing by the pool in sweat-inducing sunshine can pose a challenge for your make-up kit. If the thought of ditching the mascara puts a dampener on your vacation, it's time to waterproof your routine. Splash proof make-up on the beauty counters will allow you to take a dip without losing face.
Waterproofing your make-up will keep your face looking fresh whether you're at the beach or pool or just having to put up with some serious humidity.
Keep It Light And Easy
Firstly, pay attention to the ingredients and oil-based products should be left at home as they'll just slide off your face. Start off with an oil-free moisturiser that will nourish and protect your skin. The next rule is to keep your application light and natural looking.
If the thought of going bare-faced brings you out in a hot flush, don't panic. You can still achieve bold make-up that won't splash off in the sea. Line, define and accentuate the lash line using a water-resistant product. The instant pop of shimmer liner will open up the eyes and last throughout hot summer days and balmy nights.
Meanwhile a primer will be your best friend for summer staying power. Not only does a primer evens out skin tone and texture but it also makes the foundation adhere more and last longer.
Use a water-based and water-resistant foundation that has a very natural appearance but at the same time can be built up for better coverage. Don't use powder; it will look sticky when your skin comes into contact with sweat or water. So make sure all your make-up is waterproof and ideally contains an SPF for added protection.
For splash-proof and crease-free eyes, smooth your oil-free primer onto the lids, allow it to fully absorb, then apply a powder shadow, which will absorb any excess oil or moisture, and team with a waterproof eyeliner. Alternatively, you can use cream eyeshadows which are waterproof and are perfect for a beach babe water look.
Cheeks should look fresh and glowing. Pack light by taking a multipurpose waterproof stain that you can use on both lips and cheeks and that won't budge easily and that has a sheer luminous glow.
The finishing touches are mascara and a spritz. Top off your look with waterproof mascara to really open up your eyes. Finally, don't forget to spritz with a 'fix it' spray to keep everything stay put.
If you're big on low-maintenance looks, this summer's wet-look is the way to go. If you've already got sun-kissed skin from your days on the beach, all you'll need is a slick of juicy gloss, highlighted cheekbones and just-stepped-out-of-the-sea tresses.
Hair can look amazing after a swim in the ocean. The saltwater provides natural-looking texture, but it can dry out the hair so run a product through it when you get out of the water, and then just let it dry naturally for tousled, beachy waves.
Avoid the frizz factor with a top-up product when your hair is dry. Try a glimmer shine spray or gloss to maintain your mermaid locks.
Making A Clean Sweep
Just as important in your waterproof weaponry is your make-up remover. Your look may have staying power but you don't want to end up with pink and blotchy eyes from trying to scrub it off!
You need to have a good oil-based make-up remover to get rid of all traces, like a gentle waterproof make-up remover.
People with sensitive skin can find some waterproof make-up problematic, as the products stay on your skin a lot longer and have more time for you to develop a reaction.
If you're a contact lens wearer, then waterproof mascara can prove irritating. Optometrists will always advise against it because when little flakes of waterproof mascara get in your eye they don't disintegrate easily like regular mascara and can really sting!
Most of all though, waterproof make-up needs to work quickly in order to set properly, which means that extra caution should be taken when using it,. If you're not a pro at applying regular liquid eyeliner, then definitely don't try it with a waterproof one!