Sun and Splash-Proof Beauty
These beauties are sure to keep your makeup in place and protect your skin from the sun’s rays, guaranteeing a gorgeous and flawless look.
As you’re laying poolside or spending a day at the beach this summer, there’s no reason not to look glamorous. There is nothing wrong with wanting to wear your favorite lipstick and eyeliner while going for a dip. What better way to celebrate the summer than with a beautiful bronzer that protects you from the sun?
After testing a number of waterproof beauty products and make-up essentials equipped with SPF, we selected a few of our favorites. These summer picks will protect your skin or simply keep your makeup in place, guaranteeing a flawless look sunrise to sunset.
SPLASH-PROOF MAKEUP PERFECTION
EYEKO LONDON’S Yoga Waterproof Mascara is delivering a bit of zen to our lashes this summer. While matcha green tea and botanical fruit extracts condition lashes, Korean technology keeps smudges, smears and flakes at bay for up to 24 hours. This mascara is also perfect for sensitive eyes… we love the uniquely designed brush that coats every lash perfectly.
bareMinerals Water-Resistant 16-HR Full Coverage Concealer has got you covered poolside, concealing imperfections and dark circles flawlessly. It goes on smoothly and gently, without creasing or fading. It also protects your skin from environmental stress with bamboo extract and raspberry and black current seed oils.
Chantecaille 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Liner glides on easily, but is strong enough to stand up to oceans, pools, and humidity. Pigments enhance lashes while brightening eyes. Their Waterproof Brow Definer will give your brows presence and definition all day. The duel ended design includes a brush on one end and slanted tip applicator on the other end which combine to produce the perfect brow.
The CARGO Cosmetics Swimmables Line is dedicated to fulfilling all of your makeup desires in waterproof form. The choices range from foundations to lipsticks, and we swear by the Water Resistant Blush in Ibiza. It’s the perfect pink that goes on subtly and may be layered for a more vibrant look. Their Longwear Eye Shadow Stick also has all-day staying power and comes in eight fun summer shades. We love Paradise Bay, which comes in the most beautiful shade of blue.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil is waterproof and seamlessly primes and defines your lips. Your lips will never feel dry or look cakey. Their clear Ozone lip pencil provides staying power for any color lipstick you wish to apply on top. Our go-to is the Vice Lipstick in Sheer Liar, which looks great poolside.
SUNPROOF BEAUTY MUST-HAVES
Sweat Cosmetics was designed for the active woman who wants to look fabulous while being protected from the sun’s rays. All of Sweat’s products are hypoallergenic, made with natural ingredients and zinc oxide as its active SPF ingredient. Be sure to try Gleam ON Mineral Illuminator SPF 25, the perfect highlighter for cheek bones, collar bones and any other body part that craves a little shimmer. Its bonus ingredient is the milk thistle, which is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Their Glow Hard Mineral Bronzer SPF 25 delivers a beautiful sun-kissed glow while protecting your skin from the real culprit.
Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 is very light, but don’t let that fool you. They use titanium dioxide to protect the skin, while thyme and butterfly bush extract deliver antioxidants to fight free radicals. The tinted moisturizer will erase the skin’s imperfections and leave a beautiful, natural glow. We love it so much that we wear it in the evenings as well.
Supergoop’s Lip & Cheek Treat Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 is a favorite amongst many because of its versatility, convenience, and enriching list of ingredients. Shea butter, sunflower seed and avocado oils will keep skin moist and protected. Its universal rosy tone adds a beautiful glow to lips, cheeks and even looks great on eyelids. Their Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 is another perfect addition to your makeup routine, assuring a natural matte finish and full UV and pollution protection. Light enough to be reapplied throughout the day, it has ingredients like ceramides 3 and olive glycerides to keep your skin hydrated.
bareMinerals 5-IN-1 Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 protects eyelids from the sun while minimizing fine lines and improving skin texture with titanium dioxide, triglycerides, mango seed butter, and safflower oil. It comes in 10 beautiful shades that add just enough color and are perfectly blend-able. We love Exotic Lilac, which looks great on all skin tones.
With these beauty products in your beach bag, feel confident and glamorous as you splash in the water under the bright midday sun.
Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.