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Waterproof Makeup and the Removal of Waterproof Makeup

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With the summer months comes heat and humidity and time outdoors. Enter waterproof (or water resistant) makeup! Yes, it is nearly impossible to have truly waterproof makeup, so what are the options for those times we want to look our best at the pool party when it is over 100 degrees in the shade?

The key to waterproof beauty is minimalizing the products you apply. The more makeup you have on, the more likely it is that you will end up with your face sliding off. In other words, a pool party is not the time for contouring and strobing and ombre eyeshadow.

  • Complexion: You are better off spot-applying concealer to even out your skin tone versus applying a full face of foundation. One of the better-lasting concealers is Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer. This product is not inexpensive but you use such a small amount to achieve coverage that it will last a decent amount of time. And the most amazing part is that the product comes in 20 beautiful shades for all skin tones!
  • Eyes: Skip the multi-shade eyeshadow effects and highlight your eyes with waterproof mascara instead. Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara darkens and thickens the lashes beautifully. Personally, I actually prefer lash tinting if I have advanced notice.
  • Lips and Cheeks: Your best bet for tinted lips and flushed cheeks is a stain. One of the most popular stains is Benefit Cosmetics Benetint for a healthy hint of pink. Blend quickly though, this liquid is a stain after all!

But what to do when you are ready to remove this waterproof makeup? One of the top-rated waterproof makeup removers is the Bobbi Brown Instant Long Wear Makeup Remover to help condition the skin while you remove all of those long-lasting colors.

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