Weatherproof Makeup For Every Season
Every season comes with its different challenges – dry winters, rainy springs, hot and baking summers and windy autumns. The question is, how do you find a makeup routine that works with you to combat the elements – regardless of climate – without leaving you with either that caked-on feeling or with half your makeup down your face by mid-day?
From waterproof eyeliner to long-lasting lipstick, we’ve rounded up our top tips for an element-proof makeup routine.
Begin with the brows
There’s no question that brows have made a huge comeback. The full brow look is unquestionably “in” right now. But what happens when you shape them to perfection, only for Mother Nature to thwart your efforts?
We recommend a new approach: L'Oréal Brow Artist Micro Tattoo. With a revolutionary micro-trident tip it gives you complete control over your overall style, and allows you to mimic the microblading technique by drawing on individual hairs. Oh, and it’s waterproof with a lasting finish for up to 24 hours, making it a powerhouse product to stand up against the elements. A microbladed look without the excruciating pain or salon cost? Perfection.
All about the eyes
Eye makeup is a mainstay classic of any good makeup routine. So how do you ensure it lasts against the rain, wind and intense rays of sunshine? A two-pronged approach is your best defense.
Eyeliner is, for some, the one makeup item to take to a desert island – a non-negotiable must have. It can also be a major contributor to the dreaded ‘racoon eyes’. Fight the smudge with a heavy-hitting liner like L'Oréal Tattoo Signature Liner. The eyeliner’s long-lasting, smudge-proof formula comes in an easy to apply felt tip format to let you craft all manner of looks. It’s not called a tattoo liner for nothing – it offers 24 hour, all-weather protection.
Apply it in your favourite liner look, like tightlining for soft and subtle eye accentuation or in a winged cat eye look for an on-trend, hear-me-roar style. With a product like this, you can afford to be bold.
No product makes your eyes pop quite like a good mascara. Like eyeliner, the products that give the greatest reward can, too, cause the biggest headache in rough weather. Enter L'Oréal X Fiber Xtreme Mascara. It’s sweat-proof, waterproof and generally ‘life-proof’. Choosing a mascara like this can lend some serious staying power to your style, keeping you camera-ready any time of the year, in any weather, and at any time of the day! Swipe it through lashes once with the volumising applicator for natural length and volume, or build it up to full-on false lash effect in a matter of minutes.
Adding eye area shadow contouring to your all-weather look is a matter of personal choice. If you’re the type that can’t go without a good crease colour, then make sure you set yourself up to make it last.
There’s no point shaping your eye area to perfection without ensuring your look survives the elements. Prep your lids with a powerful primer like L'Oréal Colour Riche Eye Primer. It will instantly smooth the lid and seal your eye shadow colour in without creasing, smudging or flaking. It also smooths out any colour irregularities on your lids for an even eyeshadow placement. Primers are so often underrated, but in the case of weatherproofing, they’re a must-have. Speaking of primers…
Get the glow
As far as stay-proof face makeup goes, it’s all about the primer. Hydrating primers, like L'Oréal Paris Infallible Primer Shots, help ensure lasting coverage and luminosity. Pair that with a 24-hour foundation like L'Oréal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation and you’re golden. Or use your primer on its own to give extra longevity to blushes, bronzers and highlighters in one quick, hydrating application.
Long lasting lip colourLike face makeup, lasting lip colour starts with a prepared canvas. In difficult weather conditions, this is even more important. If you haven’t already, try adding a sugar scrub into your routine – like L'Oréal Smooth Sugars Lip Scrub, which is designed specifically to soothe and smooth the lip area. It works to remove any dead skin and impart intense lip hydration in one application. With lips prepped, all it takes to weatherproof your lip routine is a good lip liner and a swipe of your favourite 24 hour lipstick or stain.
To sum it up, weatherproofing isn’t nearly as daunting a task as it seems. All it takes is a little know-how and a few go-to long wear products to create a perfect look all year round.