HERE IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE MONSOON MORE MAKEUP-FRIENDLY
Curation of the best-in-class waterproof makeup products
In the middle of super dripping-sweaty climate and the obligatory pool time, waterproof makeup is critical stress and there’s absolutely no woman who doesn’t resonate with the havoc that humidity and high-temperature causes – we’ve all been there before and it’s not pleasant. But this summer, we suggest stocking up on a few key nitty-gritties to help your perfected cat eye not run down your face.
Check out our handy guide to the best waterproof makeup that won’t melt off your face, be it a terrific workout session or a dip in the pool.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner | Buy Now
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Something about the holiday (and by "something," we obviously mean humidity) has an affinity to turn the eye pencil into soppiness. That's why we recommend you Marc Jacobs Crayon Liner: It really is as easy as colouring in the lines, and the gel formula prevents smudging or running at the finest. You could also choose from dozens of shades in a variety of finishes – glitter, satin, shimmer, and matte.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation | Buy Now
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Rihanna formulated her groundbreaking 40 shades of Fenty Beauty Foundation inspired by the clammy, dew-inducing beaches of her native Barbados in mind. If the Pro Filt'r can last through a day at Crop Over Festival, it can last pretty much anywhere. Plus, don't you want to bring a little of Rihanna's big beach energy to your own vacation?
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation | Buy Now
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Humidity, sun showers, and high temperatures are nothing this long-wear foundation can't handle. Its lightweight, oil-free formula is made to repel moisture and keep your beautiful makeup from melting or fading. Plus, it can double as a concealer in a pinch.
Creased eyeshadow is a big no-no! Luckily, we just laid eyes on Givenchy's long-lasting waterproof eyeshadow that comes in a creamy formula – its gorgeous shades glide on effortlessly and dry down to a powdery finish that promises to stay in place for up to 16 hours. You can also use it as a base to make your existing shadow shades stay in place longer.
Infuse skin with a natural flush that stays put all day long with any of the three rosy hues in Cargo's renowned waterproof makeup collection – its super-silky powder glides on seamlessly and can be as sheer or opaque as you please it to be.
If there’s one summer staple we can’t live without is a waterproof bronzer, until it makes our faces look dirty or muddy. So, in the name of avoiding the shabby look, we suggest Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Bronzer.
There are very few things more embarrassing than a runny and cakey blush that may make you look like a clown, right? Ditch your regular blush and opt for Benefit Cosmetics’ Benetint cheek stains that are perfect for the sweltering summers. Plus, they are easy to apply, last long, easy to touch-up, and give natural rosiness.
Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray | Buy Now
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It's always a good idea to lock in your makeup with a setting spray. Tuck away the loose powder and spritz this hydrating formula, which also boasts broad-spectrum SPF 50 to protect your skin and keeps your efforts stay intact from am to pm.
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm With Echinacea Green Envy| Buy Now
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With so much waterproof products on the go, we absolutely understand the struggle of taking these products off the face, which is why we have carefully picked a solution for you that not only removes makeup without any irritation but also banishes impurities caused by the pollution. It is the Cleansing Balm By Farmacy that promotes an evenly-toned complexion with papaya extract exfoliates and gently cleanse and nourishes skin with its sunflower and ginger root oils. And even those with super sensitive skin can rest easy since the balm is suitable for even the most finicky complexions.
Add these to your beauty cellar and make your monsoon rain selfies even more beautiful!
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