Wearing makeup during the summer months can be a minefield — from the risk of being splashed by the pool to sweating profusely on the beach (or just during your morning commute), the chances are you’ll need tougher products than usual to get you through the day.
Mascara, US$29.50, from Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana recently launched PassionEyes ($29.50), a mascara designed to withstand the test of water, heat and humidity. Its two-in-one curling and volumizing formula create a bold look, while glycerin helps to condition the lashes. The mascara comes in three shades — Nero, Terra and Blu Indaco.
Blusher, US$26, from Cargo Cosmetics
Canadian company Cargo Cosmetics has come up with a range of beauty products for underwater use, titled ‘Swimmables’.
The brand’s Water-Resistant Blush ($26) comes in three shades — a shimmering hot pink, a medium rose pink and a soft tangerine color.
Its formula, which contains L-Lysine, an amino acid found naturally in the skin, promises to be both sweat- and waterproof, making it the perfect choice for the beach.
Foundation, US$33, from M.A.C
If you still like decent coverage when it comes to your base in the summer then look no further than MAC. Its Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation ($33) features an oil-free waterproof formula that lasts for 24 hours and can be used as a foundation or concealer.
Mascara, US$23, from Too Faced
Too Faced recently unveiled a waterproof version of its Better Than Sex mascara ($23), featuring high-performance, water-resistant polymers for waterproof, play-proof, all-day wear. Its collagen-infused formula promises to thicken, lengthen and curl for dramatic lashes.
Cleansing Water, US$8.99, from Garnier
When it comes to removing your waterproof makeup at the end of the day, you’ll need something a little stronger than regular makeup remover. Garnier’s Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water ($8.99) uses Micellar technology to capture and lift away dirt, oil and even waterproof makeup without rubbing the skin too harshly.