Rain, Sun, and Sweat - Makeup That Will Make It Through Anything

Rain, Sun, and Sweat – Makeup That Will Make It Through Anything

Why you should care

Weather any storm or sun with these helpful makeup tips!

Rainy season putting a damper on your #faceoftheday? Hoist your trusty mascara wand and prepare for battle.

Our erratic weather – with its sudden showers and sweltering heat  – can wipe off your perfectly made up face or leave it smudged. Skip arguments over whether a cleared face is worse than a smeared face and weatherproof your look instead.

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise Thoroughly

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Less makeup is best makeup when you’re preparing to get wet (rain or sweat), so you want to make sure your skin looks good underneath! While this is important regardless of weather, the humidity and dirty rain water can also aggravate your skin. You may also be using weatherproof, long-lasting makeup that needs to be removed more thoroughly.

Set aside time for your daily skincare regimen and pamper your skin with masks to restore moisture, balance your skin’s PH, and prevent acne flare-ups that can show up under minimal coverage.

Minimal Makeup

Skip the bronzers and highlights for a 10-minute express look: well-groomed brows finished with a brow gel, followed by eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, and lip liner.

Substitute foundation for tinted moisturiser, BB cream, or CC cream. These can be quickly reapplied or fixed on the go.

Prime First

Whether you’re embracing the minimalist look or going forth with your best war paint, makeup primer is a godsend. It serves as a base under your makeup and gives it something to hold on to, making everything last just that much longer.

Some primers also contain ingredients which smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and large pores, colour correct, or conceal redness or spots, which is great if you’re going for light makeup. We’ve talked about the different types and benefits of makeup primers here.

Choose Cream

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Powdery makeup tends to streak when it comes into contact with water, so opt for creamy foundations, blushes, and eyeshadows that can withstand the downpours and drama.

Blend, Blend, Blend

Keep your makeup intact by really working it into your skin with a good makeup sponge like the Beautyblender.

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You don’t want your makeup sitting on top of your skin where it can be easily smudged by rain or sweat.

Waterproof Everything

This seems like a duh, but use waterproof makeup! This goes beyond your mascara and eyeliner; look for makeup that’s marketed as long-lasting or highly pigmented so you don’t have to frequent the ladies’ for touch-ups.

Pencil Inside the Lines

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Makeup pencils tend to be waxy, which also tends to make them splash-proof! Use your kohl pencil to draw on dramatic cat eyes, or smudge an eye crayon for a cheat smokey eye.

You can also shade in your lips with your lip liner for a look that will last the weather. The best part? Pencilled makeup looks natural even when smudged, so the look will give you some serious mileage.

Finishing Spray

You’re all primed and prepped! For the final touch, lock down your rainy day face with a finishing spray that keeps your makeup flawless and smudge-free for hours. This usually goes on after everything except your mascara and lip colour.

Known for long lasting products, MAKE UP FOR EVER’s MIST & FIX makeup setting spray keeps your makeup in place for 12 hours while keeping your skin hydrated.

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Pack to Prep

Ain’t nothing gonna break your stride… but don’t take chances! Carry your lipstick and eyeliner with you for quick reapplications. If you’re expecting the worst, don’t be afraid to bring all your essentials as well as makeup wipes, cotton buds, and a headband to keep your chignon in place.

Basic Coverage

woman umbrella

Get yourself a stylish goes-with-everything black umbrella or look for a fun, quirky one that mirrors your own personal style. Slip on a pair of sunglasses to protect your eye makeup. Now head on out, and don’t let anyone rain on your parade!

Why you should care

Weather any storm or sun with these helpful makeup tips!

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