Waterproof Makeup for Spring!
Spring has sprung, and with it comes unpredictable weather! You’ve probably caught yourself taking both an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses as you head out the door for the day, because the weather forecast wasn’t too helpful. One of the things about being a freelance makeup artist is that I’m constantly on the go — traveling between jobs means I don’t always get the chance to touch up my makeup. After all, if my look isn’t great, is my next client going to trust me to put their makeup on? Lucky for me, I have some standbys that I turn to when I’m facing rain, sun and everything in between all in one day.
Brows that Wow No doubt you’ve seen those Instagram-worthy eyebrows that definitely took some effort! Don’t let your time be wasted — boost your look with a bit of waterproofing. I love Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Gel in clear. ($22)
Love Your Lashes Whether you’re dealing with water or humidity, waterproof mascara is essential to any makeup routine. Choose a long-lasting water-resistant formula that coats and separates while not flaking, smudging or drying out. My favorite is Lights, Camera, Splashes by Tarte. As a bonus, it’s ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, and all-natural! ($22)
Choose a Cream When powder gets wet, it’ll streak. Cream-based shadows and blushes stay better, blend easier and can last longer! Try using It Cosmetics’ CC+ Vitality Creme Face Disc ($38) to add some color that stays.
Stains that Stay When it comes to lip color, you don’t only have to worry about the rain, but eating and drinking too! LipSense or Dose of Colors' liquid lipsticks are both great choices for color that sticks around! ($18)
Set It and Forget It Now that you’ve got your face done, you’ll want to set it. Use a soothing facial mist will act as a thin layer of protection against whatever the day has in store for you! I like Urban Decay’s De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray ($30).
Tame the Mane The weather doesn’t just affect your makeup! Control static and frizzy hair with a weather-resistant spray that will keep your locks on lockdown. Whether you have dry, healthy, curly or straight hair, Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day (PhD) ($27) is a great choice to keep your hair on point.
I always make sure I’ve got these at the ready when the weather can’t make up its mind. Hope you love these products as much as I do!