7.23.2015

Sweat-Proof, Swim-Proof, Water-Proof Makeup Tutorial

For many of us, summer makeup routines change to light, minimal makeup. But, sometimes an occasion (especially if pictures will be taken) arises where we need a bit more coverage--like weddings for example, and we need makeup to last. Today's post features products that are sweat-proof, swim-proof, and water-proof to get you through those summer months. Or pretty much year-round, if you live in the South. No, I don't wear makeup swimming, but I wanted to show how long-lasting this is. There's a video at the end where I go through everything step-by-step. Let me know what you think!

Face:
  • Spray a clean face with an oil-free makeup setting spray. I like Urban Decay De Slick, Skindanvia, or if it's for a wedding, I use Model in a Bottle. L'Oreal has a drugstore version I love. Allow a few seconds to dry.
  • Apply a mattifying primer, like the one pictured from LORAC and allow 5 minutes to set. My fave is from Makeup Forever. I don't really care for primers that have too much of a silicone-feel to them (like Smashbox) for this. A couple of drugstore hacks for cheap primers are Milk of Magnesia (shared here 4 years ago!!) or Nivea After Shave Balm.
  • Next is foundation. I used Rimmel 25 Hour foundation for liquid and light-med coverage, but I also love L'Oreal Infalliable for a bit more coverage. For super oily skin, try Estee Lauder Double Wear.
  • For concealer, try IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Under Eye. It's waterproof.
excerpt from the video mentioned below
Next, it's time to cook or bake your makeup. This technique has been around for decades (think Old Hollywood) and has been used by drag queens for years. And now it's being heavily mentioned online, and that's because it works.
  • Take a loose powder and heavily coat under the eyes, the chin, the forehead (as pictured above). Allow it to set or "cook" while you continue with your makeup. I usually start my eye makeup while my makeup is baking. The longer you can leave it, the better.
  • Once set, wipe away the loose powder. You can also follow up with a setting powder, like DermaBlend. Rimmel makes a great setting powder as well.
  • Apply bronzer, like this waterproof one from Tarte. It came in this month's Ipsy bag. I usually skip blush for occasions like this since it's so hot and my skin naturally blushes, but Tarte is recommended again for their Amazonian Clay blushes.
  • Spray face again with setting spray. This helps to set and remove that powdered look.
Eyes and Lips:
  • While makeup is cooking, focus on the eyes. Rimmel makes great shadow sticks that are waterproof and last for hours. Take the champagne shade and apply to the lid. Use the bronze shade in the outer corner and blend using a brush. In the video, I did go over them with matching powder shadow.
  • For liner, try the waterproof one by Stila.
  • Curl lashes and use Tarte's Light, Camera, Splashes. Waterproof mascaras are not my fave, but I love this product. I also love Maybelline Rocket and Hard Candy has one that truly lasts for days. 
  • For brows, fill them in with NYX Brow Gel--this is waterproof and affordable.
  • Now lips are completely up to you, but to make mine last I used Rimmel Provocalips. I mention several on this post for wedding day kiss-proof makeup.
Here is everything mentioned above in action! 


I have tested this makeup in a variety of temperatures and situations.
Here's the makeup shown after swimming, after being in rain, about 14 hours of wear,  
the beach, 106 heat index, and after playing outside with the kids at work for 30 min.

Extra Elle:

48 comments:

  1. I feel like my makeup melts off everytime I walk outside! I never put the UD setting spray on first, great tip! And I'll try baking my powder! Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very helpul post !! Sadly there has never been a time when I don't sweat on the face as the weather is very humid here in India !!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ugh, I need to try some of these - summer is my enemy when it comes to makeup (as I'm sure it is for a lot of people!).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this! I think I'm definitely going to need to try these tactics when I'm walking around in Charleston!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

    ReplyDelete
  5. I didn't know people call that technique baking...you learn new things everyday:) And I must really try that Skininavia spray.
    You look fab in this tutorial, Elle:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. You mentioned one of my favorite products: RIMMEL's ScandalEyes Shadow Sticks. I am so OBSESSED with these - they last forever {on the lid}, and look gorgeous!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Awesome! I'm going to need to use these tips for Saturday when I'm in an outdoor wedding!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I swear by the UD setting spray in the summer and all year long lol!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    ReplyDelete
  9. So good to know - esp since it's 100 degrees here! You are always full of so many good tips! Now only if I can remember them all ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. No way!! I need this for this awful humidity we have been having!! I need to try that setting spray!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    ReplyDelete
  11. I so could have used this makeup look on Monday. Yay for getting your hair done. I need to get mine done.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

    ReplyDelete
  12. Urban Decay's setting spray is my favorite makeup trick. I'm so glad I found it and I use it all year, too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm impressed by the Rimmel provocalips and 25 hour foundation - thanks for the tips!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

    ReplyDelete
  14. I need all the help in this area that I can - my eyes have been smearing so badly this summer!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such great tips!! I will definitely be using these since it's definitely crazy hot in NC!

    xo,
    Angela

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've heard so much about baking makeup but had no idea about it so this is a very helpful post, thanks Elle!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love how your makeup turned out! i've never heard of cooking your makeup before but sounds interesting to prevent oily. I'm also loving all the Rimmel products you used and will have to try out the eyeshadow pencil and the lip color is super pretty too,

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love the tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have been wanting a makeup setting spray! I might have to find the loreal one you like. Also I'm jealous you're getting your hair done! I just need a hefty trim, but I have been dragging my feet to make an appointment!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for the great tutorial! I have a lot of issues with melting makeup during the summer months. I've never tried the "cooking" method, but now, I will.

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is a great post and very helpful for people that need tips for keeping their makeup in place all day. Especially on a muggy day summer day!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the IT Bye Bye Under Eye concealer, though I haven't had one in my collection in quite some time. My life is a constant battle against sweat, so I love posts/videos like this. I've never tried Tarte's Light, Camera, Splashes but I find the original version to be quite budge proof (though I haven't gone swimming in it). :-)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love learning about new beauty products! I'm going to check into these and especially that Rimmel foundation! Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need this routine! The humidity was horrible here earlier in the week and I didn't want my makeup melting off my face :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

    ReplyDelete
  25. Pretty much hot all year round here too. Love the suggestions Elle and yay for not going crazy during the Nordstrom sale!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I can't wait to watch the video when I get home from work, but a lot of these products are staples for me!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Wow fantastic post, this has really helped me

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thank you for sharing ! Xx I'm hoping to do one of these on my blog soon x Check out my latest blog post at http://xbeyoutifulx.blogspot.co.uk !! Xx followers are desperately needed xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this post!! Did not know that setting spray even existed! Genius and so are you!! Have a super rest of your day!! xo

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks for sharing these suggestions. I might have to partake in some of these for my upcoming vacation! :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm ridiculous. I always thought you put setting spray on last. Oy. This is why I need you Elle.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I've never heard of this "cooking" technique but I will definitely have to give it a try as we've been getting crazy heatwaves in NYC this summer and the city literally feels like a sauna at times. You're the best Elle!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    ReplyDelete
  33. Omg! Thank you for this tutorial. I definitely needed this. You are official my favorite blogger! =)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I totally need some water proof eye brow gel and eye liner! And I also need to try the setting spray first too, I always use it last but never thought it try it beforehand!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I tried the normal UD spray and haven´t noticed anything so I never tried another one. So hot right now - in Georgia too right? At the moment I wear just sunscreen and lipstick- lol!Kisses, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love all the makeup you picked! That setting spray is my favorite. :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a fantastic tutorial! I wish I had this when I was standing up in an outdoor wedding earlier this summer! I've never heard of cooking your makeup before, but I will need to keep this in mind for next time I need it!

    ReplyDelete
  38. This is awesome! This summer I haven't had to worry about sweating off my makeup since the weather has been so rainy, but you never know when you're going to get a humid day :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. I've never heard of the "baking your makeup" technique before, but I definitely trust you that it will work. I may have to try your tips when we have my little guy's birthday mid-August...prime sweat time!

    ReplyDelete
  40. This is such great info! I've never heard of baking your makeup and it looks like it really works! I never used setting spray before and need to check it out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    ReplyDelete
  41. Love the video, Elle! I never heard of the cooking method. I feel like I always learn something new when I come here. :) I can't wait to see the new hairs! I need another hair cut myself.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I love this!! Thanks so much posting it. I am always trying new ways to get my makeup to stay on during the summer. The heat and humidity are not nice to my
    Makeup. Thanks for all the tips. So helpful.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Tarte is always a great choice and a favourite of mine :) Great choices! www.shehearts.net x

    ReplyDelete
  44. I haven't heard of cook/baking your makeup, but if drag queens do it I am on board. Thy always look amazing. I have only used the Mac Fix+ setting spray. I am always so worried brows will melt so I will have to check out the NYX Brow gel.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I too am sooo impressed with L'Oreal's setting spray. Did you hear Hard Candy came out with one too? It's next on my list to try. I want to love that Rimmel 25 hour foundation sooo bad. Call me weird, but I love the smell of it. I don't know what it is, that super light perfume smell that most people hate? I've found it settles into my nose and mouth area. Today, I used it around the outer parts of my face, blended it down my neck, and went in with L'Oreal True Match Lumi for my problem areas. (: It's not perfect, but I feel like a few more times playing around with it and I'll love it!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hard Candy has a mascara tint that I swear lasts fofrickin ever! I have found that in Texas humid heat and a 12 hour shift this stuff doesn't budge. I hate mascara that sweats off and lands under my eyes, NOT a good look!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Does Rimmel have a loose setting powder or is it the Stay Matte pressed powder? And did you apply the setting powder with your beauty blender? I never though to do that. Is it any different than applying it with a brush?

    I always applied the UD setting spray before my makeup and I've been trying the L'Oreal after. I may try it before too because the UD worked WAY better that way.

    Thanks for a great tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love this tutorial, great skills and easy to follow. Definitely pinning it

    ReplyDelete

I respond to comments via email, so make sure I can respond!
For a faster response, please use Twitter or email: elleseesyou@gmail.com

More ways to keep up with me: Bloglovin, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram , Youtube or email: elleseesyou@gmail.com

You made my day by visiting! See ya tomorrow :)

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned are purchased by me unless stated.
All pics, thoughts, etc, are mine unless otherwise noted. Publishing or redistributing any content from this blog is strictly prohibited. Please seek permission first. Thank you.




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...