Summer Week: Sweat-Proof Makeup Day to Night

I know. Your summer makeup routine consists of tinted moisturizer and some lip gloss. That's me some days too--click here for 5 Minute Makeup. But that's not what today's post is about. I'm talking about those occasions when you're wearing a full-face of makeup in the heat, like work, graduations, weddings, reunions, picnics, dog blessings (ok, maybe that's just me), parties, sporting events, nights out, concerts, etc. Some of us even wear makeup at the pool/lake/beach (I did to just to test out these looks)! I'm talking about Sweat-Proof Makeup, with looks for day and night. Remember, these are just suggestions, and use what applies to you! Enjoy.

P r o d u c t s:

D a y:
  • Start with a spray on your face of a makeup setting spray. Model in a Bottle works so well for me. Then apply primer. I love Benefit's Porefessional. Alternative: NYX Shine Primer
  • Next, apply a matte foundation, (preferably one with SPF) and I always hesitate suggesting foundations since they are such personal choices, due to skin type. I used Wet N Wild. Alternative: Cover Girl 3-in-1
  • To make sure concealer doesn't crease, try Benefit's Stay Don't Stray. If your concealer doesn't crease for you, skip this step.
  • Apply NYX Waterproof Concealer and set face with Ben Nye Powder or Rimmel's Stay Matte.
  • For blush, use a cream and set with a matching powder blush. Or try a stain, like The Balm in Staniac or Benetint. Feel free to skip blush, if you blush when it's hot out, like me!
  • Optional: Bronzer by Too Faced Chocolate Soleil or Rimmel; Highlighter by The Balm in May Loumanizer or Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana. I suggest a powder highlighter as opposed to a liquid or cream one, since the powder is least likely to melt away. If you have oily skin, you'll skip it.
  • For eyes, try a primer, like Benefit's Stay Don't Stray or Milani's Eyeshadow Primer. Then apply Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige--it's waterproof. Alternative: Maybelline Color Tattoo or Milani Shadow Eyez. These light shadows make the eyes look more awake. I didn't wear eyeliner, but check Night for suggestions. 
  • Curl your lashes and finish with your favorite waterproof mascara (I used one by Maybelline), and once your mascara has dried, apply another spritz of Model in a Bottle.
  • For lips, I used the Stainiac. Alternative: NYC or Revlon Lip Stains
N i g h t:
  • Follow the same steps as above, except for eyes, I used Rimmel Scandal Eyes Color Stick in Bad Girl Bronze. I rubbed all over my lid and then smudged Blackmail into the outer corner, making smokey eyes. Alternative: Maybelline Color Tattoo or Milani Shadow Eyez.
  • If you fill in your brows, I like the ELF Eyebrow Kit and then setting it with Anastasia Brow Gel. Alternative: Cover Girl clear mascara

  • If you want eyeliner, try Mirabella Permanent Liquid Liner or Milani Eye Tech Extreme--these are waterproof. I would also suggest a gel liner (like from Wet N Wild) and then setting it with black shadow. I used Blackmail on my bottom liner. I know it's intense, but I was going for a dramatic look.
  • For lips, I used a stain, then lined my lips (try Jordana or Wet N Wild), and finished with Rimmel Matte Lipstick in 104.
  • BONUS: If you have roots (like me) and didn't make it to the hair stylist in time, try Color Wow Root Cover. It's water-resistant!
  • Don't forget: Blotting papers! Alternative: Starbucks Napkins
Natural Day & Dramatic Night

What are your favorite waterproof or water-resistant beauty products?

Next up: Hair!

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