I grew up a swimmer. Lifeguarding, swim-team and practice was an ongoing theme in my calendar. When it came time to wearing makeup, I always struggled with waterproof products. They just never seemed to actually want to stay on my face. I tried mascara after mascara entering the pool looking especially glamorous and leave looking rather raccoon-like. After many years of testing and terrifying blush-streaked faces, I have narrowed my list down to these three of the best waterproof products on the market.
Bobby Brown No Smudge Mascara
This mascara is great whether your swimming, sweating, or just want your mascara to stay wonderfully fresh all day. Your lashes look full and natural and keeps them that way all day long. What makes this product so great, is that it can be easily removed with a makeup remover at the end of the day. There is definitely no need to fear the raccoon eye with this product. You can purchase Bobby Brown’s No Smudge Mascara at your local Bobby Brown counter or at Sephora.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer
Bronzer is a necessity in the summer. Wherever I go, bronzer goes, and yes, that includes the beach. Most bronzing powders will get streaky when in contact with water, sweat and/or natural oils. Tarte’s Matte Bronzer formula is a clay infused to help to improve the skins clarity and keep your skin matte yet hydrated. The bronzer is available in Tarte’s signature colour, Park Ave. Princess and can be picked up at your local Sephora store.
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee
Flushed cheeks are the perfect accessory for summer! Your best bet for long lasting blush in the summer heat is always a gel blush. Cream and powder blushes will streak over the day, and get sticky. The Coconut Watercolour Cheek Gelee by Josie Maran is made from 50% coconut water to help to nourish and hydrate the skin, while drenching the cheeks with beautiful colour. It’s also long-lasting and blends easily into skin. Available in six gorgeous shades that scream summer, this product is a definite must in your beach bag.