Waterproof makeup essentials

Beat the heat this summer with a waterproof, sweat proof beauty routine.
By Madeline Cravit
Waterproof makeup essentials

Waterproof makeup essentials

You don’t have to ditch all your favourite beauty looks just because the temperature’s rising. But there are a few things to keep in mind, says Toronto-based makeup artist David Goveia, in order to avoid a sweaty, messy, streaky face.

“Steer clear of powders in the summertime, because they won’t sit well on perspiring skin,” says Goveia. That means go for anything cream-based that will blend better and stay put longer – from eye shadows to blushes and bronzers. “You also might want to think more about glosses because they are light and fresh and way more low maintenance. Plus lipsticks have a tendency to get smudgy in the heat.” You can still love your liners and mascara, just switch to waterproof during the most sweltering months.

Waterproof makeup essentials


 “It’s best to go as bare as possible,” when it comes to foundation says Goveia. Summer is the time to show off your skin, so pull double-duty with a light moisturizing foundation that has SPF and you’ve already skipped a step.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15, $24.50, Sephora.

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This waterproof cream blush doubles as an eye shadow and lip tint, to make your beauty routine a little simpler.

Make Up Forever Aqua Cream #15, $22

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Eye shadow

Why not try the bright shadow trend with a super pigmented long-lasting colour. Pro tip: “Put a little concealer on your eyelids to help make shadows adhere and last longer,” says celebrity makeup artist and Collier Strong.

L’Oreal Colour Infallible Eye Shadow in All Night Blue, $11

Waterproof makeup essentials


For softer summer eyes, skip the shadow for simple waterproof mascara. 

Body Shop Big & Curvy Waterproof Mascara, $18, Body Shop.

Waterproof makeup essentials


Lip gloss

Get glossy! ‘Tis the season to indulge in mouth watering shades that are fun and flirty - plus it's way less maintenance than lipstick.

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss, $31, Holt Renfrew.

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Eye liner

Ditch that post-workout runny eye makeup look with a waterproof liner for humid weather.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof, $20, Sephora.

Waterproof makeup essentials


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