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A Step-by-step Guide To Creating A Full Waterproof Makeup Look

By Taire
23 November 2021   |   4:15 pm
Are you planning a night out this ember season? You need to perfect your waterproof makeup game. The last thing we need is your makeup sliding off in the heat of the season.  It's not enough to have waterproof brows and waterproof eyeliner. You can't afford to let your perfect skin work get ruined by…

Are you planning a night out this ember season? You need to perfect your waterproof makeup game. The last thing we need is your makeup sliding off in the heat of the season. 

It’s not enough to have waterproof brows and waterproof eyeliner. You can’t afford to let your perfect skin work get ruined by sweat.

If you’re trying to look cute even when it rains, follow these tips to help you create a full waterproof makeup look.

  •     Use Gel-Based Products

When it comes to waterproofing, gel does it better. Whenever you can, switch your water-based products for their gel-based alternatives. Using a gel-based primer and mattifier will help your makeup withstand sprays and splashes.

  •     Don’t forget your setting spray

It’s hard to get waterproof makeup that doesn’t lock all the moisture in and prevents your skin from breathing at all. Using a setting spray over your skin helps with that. It seals the makeup to your skin. Even if you get sweaty, your makeup won’t come off with your sweat. Unless you drag your hanky over your face, that is.

  •     Makeup Seals

It’s actually possible to waterproof your makeup after putting it on. That’s a sealant’s job. 

A makeup sealant will render anything it touches waterproof: your eye-shadow, your brows, your lipstick. It’s the real deal and a sure way to get makeup that lasts all day.

  •     Use Less Wax Products

Wax products may look and feel great, but not for long, especially when we’re talking about lipsticks. 

If you’re wearing wax lipstick on a dinner date, you’re definitely going to eat all of it with your dinner. You can either take your lipstick along to reapply or use matte lipstick instead. They are water-resistant. 

However, if you’re going to go matte, properly exfoliate and moisturise your lips beforehand. You don’t want cracks in your lipstick.

  •     Tints over powders

Your face might look plush and colourful, but that colour will fade after a few minutes on the dance floor. A little water and all your powder is gone.

Keep your blush and highlights in check by using tints instead of powders. With a blush tint instead of powdered blush, it won’t be rubbing off so easily. Tints also give more pop to colour and highlights, so you can do more with less.

  •     Pay More Attention To Your Products

If you’re looking for long-wear products, the secrets are on your foundation bottle. Look out for water-resistant products; foundations, primers, and concealers. They may be a little pricier, but they’re worth every penny.

  •     Use Sunscreen Before You Put Makeup On

One good way to ruin your makeup is to go stand outside without wearing sunscreen. You’ll watch your makeup fall like dominoes. 

Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun. It doesn’t just prevent your makeup from melting; it keeps you far from hyperpigmentation and cancer. That’s not all; it slows ageing too. 

If you wear makeup for extended periods, use sunscreen beneath it to prevent the sun from damaging both the makeup and your skin.

  •     Get Waterproof Makeup Products

Some things can’t be negotiated. You need to get waterproof eyeliners and mascaras so that you can cry your eyes out at the cinema without hesitation. To be extra safe, apply multiple layers of eyeliner so you’re sure it’s going nowhere.

  •     Setting Powder

The final trick to creating a proper waterproof makeup look is to never step out without properly baking your face. When you’re done applying your foundation and concealer, dab on setting powder, leave it on for a few minutes, then dust it off.

This step makes the whole lot of difference in finishing your makeup look. It helps your foundation look like skin and feel like it.

So, if your skin feels stuffy anytime you wear makeup, you should try setting your face properly.

As its name implies, it sets it all in place and helps your skin breathe better.

Final Word

Creating a full waterproof makeup look is easy, but maintaining it is the bulk of the work. So, when you sweat through makeup, remember to dab, not drag. Lightly tap your hanky on your face and let it soak all the sweat up.

If you follow these tips to the letter, you’ll get makeup that you can wear to war.