A complete guide to sweat proof make up!
As females, our war paint (as I like to refer to it) must be sweat proof and water resistant (and cry proof if you’re anything like me!). Whether it’s for the stage, or you’re in for a sweaty night at your fave nightclub in the height of summer, or you know, maybe you just like to glam up for the gym (nobody judge that, if you are single, you NEVER know when you are going to bump in to the man of your dreams – like we were taught at Brownies, ALWAYS be prepared. Incidentally a motto that I have carried throughout my life.) Okay I’m rambling now. Apologies.
ANYWAY, there are SO many products out there, ‘claiming’ to be water resistant, and it’s only after purchasing that you discover it’s complete boohockey because you are sweating one out and you notice that there is so much mascara under your eyes, and your eyebrows have smudged together to become one, that now, instead of the glam/ perfect/ super hot look you were going for – you look like a sad panda with a monobrow.
FEAR NOT KIDS! After EXTENSIVE research, I have found the answer; my face is now entirely waterproof!
MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base + Matchmaster Foundation
After moisturising, leave for a minute or two then apply prep + prime, I promise you your make up will last a whole lot longer! Make sure to let your skin absorb it a bit before applying foundation!
Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit
BYE BYE monobrow, HELLO perfectly arched, designed and sexy eyebrows – This is very important. After all, if the eyes are the window to the soul, then they deserve as nice window frame.
Rimmel Wonder’full Mascara with Argon Oil
Tbh, you can’t go too wrong with a waterproof mascara, but I love this one, I think it was the whole Argon Oil that got me interested. I don’t have the longest lashes but I swear this stuff works wonders!
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen
I am not normally a gel kind of girl when it comes to eyeliner, but this converted me! It’s a gel that comes in a pencil form, which means precision is perfect (something v. important when it comes to applying the blasted eyeliner. It’s always the thing I dread!) Once it’s on, it’s on!
MAC Ruby Woo Lip Pencil + Pro Matte Ruby Woo Lipstick
I swear MAC haven’t paid me to promote them, but I truly believe that EVERY girl needs a classic red in their lipstick collection. And you don’t get more classic than Ruby Woo! Little fact – it has blue pigments (rather than pink) in it, which actually makes your teeth look WHITER! I love the entire matte collection (and apparently so do other people as I always get complimented on my lipstick when I’m wearing it!). It’s staying power is awesome, it lasts ALL night and you totally avoid the awkward lipstick-on-the-teeth situation, which I HATE. Apply the Lip Pencil first for perfect shape and extra, extra staying power!
****ALSO – FYI – I hope you know that when you return 6 empty’s to MAC you get a free lipstick. If you didn’t, you’re welcome!****
After you have applied your fave blusher, there’s one more finishing touch! Hairspray isn’t just for your hair you know! I know it sounds stupid but, spray your face! Make sure you close your eyes though because, otherwise it hurts. And don’t go too close your face. And wait a few seconds before opening your eyes again. Learn from my mistakes people.
And voila! You have a perfect, impenetrable, water resistant face! And the best way to get it off?
Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make Up Remover + Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.
PUT DOWN THE MAKE-UP WIPES GUYS! They are so bad for your skin and also, stupidly expensive. These products are so easy to use and cut through the waterproofy stuff so you don’t wake up with it all smudged under your eyes. Also, I heard you shouldn’t rub at your eyes when taking off eye make up (apparently it gives you wrinkles?) Just wipe in a smooth straight line, and repeat!
Now ladies, go forth in to battle and never again worry about your face ending up… um, elsewhere on your face…
Also, you can now take smaller bags with you as there’s definitely no need to reapply, reapply, reapply with these products!
And remember – If you are ever having a rubbish day and feel a bit worthless, put on your make up anyway. Because all though you may not be feeling like a million dollars, your face will be worth AT LEAST £100 with all the products you have on.
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