Beauty Buzz suggests eight, waterproof, summer makeup solutions, just in time to help you beat the heat and stay chique.
Summer is fun, flirty, and festive, a perfect time to look more glamorous for your outings, and with many occasions happening now as life re-launches, post-pandemic; the excitement to dress up and look glamorous again is back, stronger than ever.
Along for the ride this summer is the heat, humidity, and stickiness of summer, that can melt faces, droop hair, make mascara run and beauty dreams, come undone.
Nothing is more useful in the summer months than having makeup that is of high performance, long-wear, smudge-proof, and waterproof.
As we anticipate the heat we will have this summer, I thought it might be practical for those of you wishing to remain glam throughout the heatwaves. These product suggestions might just impress you with their efficiency and become new staples in your makeup routine.
One product to do it all!
The Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment by Danessa Myricks Beauty is the product I have always dreamed of as a makeup artist. The Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment is a multi-use pigment, that can be worn on the eyes, lips, and cheeks, it comes out of a tube, its tightly packed pigment squeezes out in a fast drying, build-able coverage formula, that once set, is completely waterproof and smudge-proof.
The Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment can be used to trace eyeliner, it can be used as a base for traditional eyeshadows, it can be layered and blended like any cream shadow, and you can create complete looks with it. The Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment can even be applied as mascara, used to fill in the brows, it can be used as blush, contour, as lipstick, lip liner or any other utility you can think of.
The Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment comes in foil (multi-dimensional reflection, high reflection, lower pigment), matte (fully pigmented and bold), metallic (bold frosted shades with lighter reflective particles) shades as well as glaze finishes (glosses with reflective pigments and particles), the product stays true and in place for twenty-four hours and is crease proof.
My must-have Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment shades to own are Lift and Blackout (a white matte shade and black matte shade) and the recently released Jewelz which is a foil finish with mint green and coral pink duo-chrome micro-glitter.
The selection of colors is amazing, I always want to purchase more shades, I also love the fact that you can blend them together and create other shades as well, the pigments blend beautifully when mixed.
Pro-tip for using the Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment, I find putting the pigment on a stainless-steel palette, keeps the product from drying as quickly as when it is applied to the back of the hand. And once sampled, keep the lid screwed on tight of your tubes, to avoid unnecessary air entering the tube and drying out the product.
Precise brushes will apply solid lines of color, whereas fluffier brushes will allow you to create more blended applications, diffusing the pigment and color of this game-changing product. I highly recommend using synthetic brushes with the Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment, a more humane choice that allows to better manipulate the product as the Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment is fully packed with pigment.
I honestly cannot stop gushing and raving, and all my makeup artist friends are as amazed by the possibilities with this singular product.
Let’s have a BrowKiki!
ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starr is a company I continue to discover and appreciate, so far, every product I have tried is beyond excellent and it does exactly as it should and outperforms many of the other high-end products and formulations on the market today.
ONE/SIZE by Patrick Starr was kind enough to gift me several products and I was specifically interested in finding waterproof brow products, to help you fill out and define your brows and know in security, that your brows won’t move until you decide to remove them.
I used first the BrowKiki Micro Brow Defining Pencil in the color Blonde, as I am very fair, I was instantly impressed by how striking the thin, red, reflective pencil is.
The BrowKiki Micro Brow Defining Pencil has two covered ends, one cap removes to reveal a great brow comb, whereas the other opens a retractable pencil that produces a build-able pigment that helps to define and fill in the brow area as needed
The BrowKiki Micro Brow Defining Pencil provides twelve-hour waterproof and smudge-proof color that has a great blend of special waxes with Vitamin E, which nourishes the skin and the brows it sits on.
I then secondly, applied the BrowKiki Nourishing Tinted Brow Gel in the color Blonde, which helped to fill out the hairs, give more volume to the brows and deposit a build-able color on the brows without any heavy pigment, layering up and building undesirable, clumpy texture on the brows.
The BrowKiki Nourishing Tinted Brow Gel is sold separately and can be worn alone or in combination with the BrowKiki Micro Brow Defining Pencil. The color selections of both products are identical and meant to complement each other, they do so perfectly.
The BrowKiki Nourishing Tinted Brow Gel is also very efficient at keeping unruly brow hairs and holding them in a more desirable fashion for you.
The BrowKiki Nourishing Tinted Brow Gel has a Triple Fiber Blend that provides a 3D volumizing effect and contains coconut oil, which is a great humectant on top of having smoothing and repairing qualities beneficial for the hairs of the brows.
So happy to have tried theses gems, the red packaging that accompanies many of the products stands out in any collection, like rubies in a sea of copycat packaging.
A Montreal liquid liner that lasts all night!
Montreal’s own Annabelle Cosmetics have such great products, easily found at your local pharmacy and these products come equipped with the pigment and ease you need to create a look for yourself in short time.
I recently discovered their Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, a 24hr long-lasting, waterproof formula that is ophthalmologist tested and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens users.
The Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner comes in seven beautiful, ultra-pigmented and glossy shades, allowing you to create a liquid liner look that most suits your personality and style.
My favorite Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is Blue Spark, a metallic electric blue that is so great for brightening the eyes.The felt tip applicator is razor sharp allowing one to create sharp lines to accentuate and flatter the eye.
A perfect little pot to line and shape the eye to your content this summer and you can stay secure knowing it won’t wash away as the party heats up!
A Foundation that will outlast you for 36 hours, non-stop!
MAC Cosmetics is the original Canadian makeup superstar, this is the company that changed and revolutionized the beauty industry, innovating in the field of makeup; showing what a corporate social conscience could do with such incredible programs as Viva Glam for the MAC AIDS Fund and the Eco-conscious Back to MAC Programs.
With so many innovations, I must highlight an amazing foundation that I have used both personally and professionally, the always excellent, Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation.
The Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is a versatile formula, giving you a medium to full coverage in a matter of seconds. The formula of the Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation allows this innovative foundation to remain on the skin for 36 hours; water, rain and tear-proof, this oil-free foundation is non-comedogenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested and is humidity, smudge and transfer-resistant as well.
The Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation can be used as a concealer and/or foundation, giving this unique product a wide variety of uses. This easy-to-use formula provides instant and long-term hydration to the skin as it remains free from creasing and setting, will not settle in the pores and will not cause acne.
The Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is a long-wearing, high performance foundation that is perfect for anyone that wants true pigmentation that will last for up to 36 hours and stay flawless.
Another great product from MAC Cosmetics, they continue to influence the way we work the skin in both Canada and the world.
A Féline way to dramatize your eyes!
The Féline Mascara HD Waterproof gives extreme definition, has a lenghtening effect that is amplified by its Spider brush tip that grips and separates the lashes at the base to give extra definition.
The Féline Mascara HD Waterproof will give your eyes a dramatic look that will make your eyes stand out and look intensely sparkling. The long lasting, waterproof formula will help the product stay on your lashes all throughout your day and night and keep your lashes looking sharp!
Another must have product from our own Montreal-favorite, Watier; their Féline Mascara HD Waterproof delivers a sophisticated accentuation for your lashes that lasts until you decide the party is officially over!
An Infallible powder that you can wear forever!
L’Oréal Paris have recently launched their new Infallible Foundation in a Powder, a beautiful, weightless powder foundation that provides full coverage with a matte finish that lasts 24 hrs.
The Infallible Foundation in a Powder comes in a beautiful selection of 20 shades that are all made of the same creamy powder formula that is waterproof, sweat-resistant, heat-resistant and transfer proof.
The amazing Infallible Foundation in a Powder by L’Oréal Paris has gained praise and for good reason, it has true long-lasting staying power and it is a product that will even your skin and keep you matte, all-day or all-night long!
A lip colour that will shine loudly and never budge!
NYX Professional Makeup never ceases to make impressive products, with great pigmentation and performance at a low price point. As a beauty writer and in my personal life, I try many brands and many products, and I am always impressed with the NYX Professional Makeup products, they never fail!
The Shine Loud High Shine Lip Colour by NYX Professional Makeup is such a wondrous long-lasting lip colour, it comes with a dual sided applicator, one side holds the colour, which is long lasting and holds in place, while the other holds the gloss end, to moisturize and give texture to the lips.
The selection of colors is varied and NYX Professional Makeup manages to create beautiful pale, pastel shades that stay in place and have little to no grey in their pigment. This makes the Shine Loud High Shine Lip Colour bold and pigmented and helps the colour to stay true on your lips for long periods of time.
This vegan product is a great summer option to keep your lips looking colorful and glossy for any longer adventures you may have this summer, so you can shine loud and long!
Enjoy the heat and stay sleek!
I hope these product suggestions help some of you dear readers, to find makeup solutions best suited to your needs for the heat and humidity this summer.
Remember that makeup is a tool, a boost of confidence, a way to express oneself, to reorient the eye and present a version of ourselves we are comfortable with. You are the person who knows who you want to be, so experiment, have fun, wear the wild textures and crazy colors if you want to.
Enjoy these simple solutions to keep the color on your face, even in the heat!
Stay fresh and stay beautiful!
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