The Beach-Proof Beauty Hacks You Need to Try
YouTube beauty blogger Stephanie Nadia shares her genius makeup tips for creating a flawless summer look.
Achieving a flawless face that's also summer-proof used to be a lost cause entirely. But thanks to new formulas, now you don't have to forgo makeup just because you'll be hitting the beach or lounging poolside. YouTube beauty blogger Stephanie Nadia shows you how it's done. (Check out more Must-Have Makeup That Can Stand Up to Your Sweatiest Workouts.)
Make your eyes pop
Use a colorful, opaque, waterproof eyeliner, like Make Up Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner ($21; sephora.com) on the lashline and the waterline. (Opt for purple and green pastels like Steph for a bright mermaid-esque look!). Next, apply a black liquid liner to the lashline to emphasize the wing. For your lashes, use a voluminous, waterproof mascara, like Two-Faced Better Than Sex ($23; sephora.com) and finish off by applying a waterproof concealer, like Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer ($25; sephora.com) under eyes with a damp sponge for a more natural finish. (See also: The Best Waterproof Mascaras to Prevent a Makeup Meltdown)
Prepare a flawless canvas
Opt for a BB Cream with SPF to make sure you're protected, and if you want guaranteed waterproof coverage, go with a long-lasting formula. Then, lightly fill in brows to give them shape and definition with a waterproof brow pencil like It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil ($24; ulta.com) Next up, use a contour palette like NYX Cosmetics Cheek Contour Duo Palette ($9; nyxcosmetics.com) to contour cheeks, jawline, and side of forehead.
Add a touch of color
Use Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush ($26, ulta.com) for a long-lasting rosy glow. Then, create a dewy finish using a highlighter like Ofra Beverly Hills Highlighter ($40, ofracosmetics.com) on your cheekbones. Next, apply a waterproof lip color like Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge Liquid Lipstick ($24, sephora.com)
And last but not least, use one of these non-smudge makeup-setting sprays to keep your look in place!