For a summer-ready base, a light, breathable waterproof foundation will cover blemishes and redness without clogging pores or sliding off midway through your evening cocktail. Industry insiders wax lyrical about MAC’s Pro Longwear Foundation, which offers seriously impressive coverage with up to 24 hour wear – the longest of any MAC foundation. Meanwhile, Kevyn Aucoin’s cult Skin Enhancer is a make-up artist favourite – use it to cover dark circles, highlight cheekbones and mimic a healthy, radiant complexion.
Bronzer & Blush
Cheat your way to a tan with a wash of Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer – the high street hero will bestow a sun-kissed glow to all complexions and offers an impressive SPF15, as well as up to ten hours of wear. Meanwhile, Stila’s genius Watercolor Blush will grant your cheeks a dewy, super natural-looking flush; the bestselling formula is also packed with skin-cooling and hydrating ingredients to infuse your cheeks with much-needed moisture while delivering long-wearing, non-transfer waterproof pigment.
Eyes & Brows
Whether you’re looking for brow products that’ll withstand summertime downpours or on the hunt for a shadow stick that’ll take you from sunbathing session to evening drinks, try one of these waterproof heroes for real results. Our top picks? Bobbi Brown’s innovative Long-Wear Liner is a must-have and available in eight shades while NYX’s Tame & Frame will keep unruly brows in place whatever the day (or night) throws at you.
If you’re going to invest in just one waterproof product, we recommend mascara. Give your lashes some lift with these cult buys and stop worrying about smudging. Eyeko’s hot-off-the-press Yoga Waterproof Mascara boasts a clever brush that’ll catch and extend shorter lashes while the densely packed bristles will boost volume for a full flutter – it’s also packed with conditioning antioxidants and fruit extracts and really won’t budge when in contact with water.
Want to make your pout pop by the pool? Trade in your usual lipstick for a hard-working waterproof lip pencil, ideal for both subtle definition and buildable colour. Laura Geller’s Pout Perfection Lip Liner is one to try – packed with nourishing jojoba oil and vitamin E, the waterproof formula glides effortlessly across the lips, offers impressive coverage and resists feathering and transferring. After more of a statement look? You can’t go wrong with Pupa’s offering, which comes with a clever top shade gloss to lock your colour in place.
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