Be it sweat, tears—all those summer weddings!—or a dip in a swimming pool, there are lots of reasons our makeup has a meltdown on a sultry summer day. And melting mascara, running eyeliner or blotchy blush can mar even your most fetching summer look.
The good news is that with new waterproof products your makeup won't stray or slip away no matter how high the mercury climbs.
Even when you're hanging poolside, mascara is the one makeup product you won't want to skip. "It makes your eyes look vivid, but it doesn't read as makeup," says Brett Freedman, celebrity makeup artist who has worked with Eva Mendes, Kelly Clarkson and Vanessa Hudgens.
Not long ago, choosing a waterproof mascara meant being willing to sacrifice a few lashes, because the formulas required so much tugging to remove. Not anymore. Cargo Better-than-waterproof Mascara rinses off with just soap and water and even contains vitamins that boost the health of your fringe. Take it on vacation and leave the makeup remover at home!
Lots of bronzers help you achieve a sun-kissed glow. What makes Pop Beauty Tan in a Pan Waterproof Bronzer a standout is that its velvety caramel tone stays put through two sets of tennis, a surfing lesson, a night of rooftop salsa dancing or all three. Plus, it's teamed with a luminous highlighter to make you even more irresistible. Dust on the high point of your cheekbones, brow bones, inner corners of your eyes and the beguiling bow of your lips.
A hint of metallic shimmer when you lower your eyes oh-so-coyly is oh-so-flirtatious. Don't spoil the mood with leaky liner. Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner comes in last-all-day colors that include bronze, navy blue, midnight purple and teal.
"Black liner can be a little intense for summer," says Freedman, "but a metallic hue that shimmers in the light is just beautiful."
When you swap your full-coverage winter foundation for tinted moisturizer or bare skin, you need to know you can rely on your concealer to keep trouble spots like blemishes or dark circles under wraps. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer won't melt or migrate on you. Known as the "magic eraser" by Hollywood beauty insiders, this is what has kept stars flawless through countless beach and shower scenes, as well as summer nights on the red carpet.
Allergies that make your eyes water, a tumble off a floating raft, an ice cream cone you lick to the last drop—you never know what's going to threaten to ruin your makeup during a summer's day. Deflect all threats with Benefit Cosmetics She Laq, a clear liquid makeup sealer that you apply to shadows, mascaras, liners and lipstick for makeup that stays put. Even corn on the cob can't scare you!