Maggie Gallagher, Freshman
We all can admit it--we've been counting down the days 'till summer since winter break. Whether you’re a senior sick with senioritis, or a freshman longing to shed the first year stigma, summer couldn't be coming any slower. Once it hits however, the heat and water is brutal and inevitable, at the cost of our makeup. Waterproof/sweatproof makeup is the ticket to beauty success during those hot days.
Here are a few of the best high-end and drugstore makeup products to help you survive the summer.
Mascara is always an essential to finishing off every makeup look, so it's very important that it won’t wear off or smudge. Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara is at Walmart for $5.94, and it honestly works wonders. Its long-lasting and eyelash-extending formula is perfect for the summer. The high-end option is Anastasia’s Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat, available on sephora.com for $21.
If your eyeliner isn’t waterproof or even sweat-resistant, your eyes will end up a disaster by the end of the day. Stila has made the Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner for that reason. At Sephora, it is priced for $20. On the cheaper side, Maybelline has the Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen in Waterproof, which delivers the same results for only $4.79 at Target.
Moisturizing your lips in the summer is always a must, but coloring them is a different story. It is very crucial to choose a reliable lip product so the color won’t smudge onto anything or wear off easily. Lip stains and color pencils are the answer. Revlon provides the Color Stay Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain for $5.69 at Ulta, which comes in matte shades to complete the look. It's a fan favorite at Ulta and is currently on sale for a limited time. A more multi-use and expensive product is Benefit’s Cha Cha Tint, available at Sephora for $30. It can be used as a lip stain or cheek stain, but most customers prefer it for their lips.
Eyeshadow brings some vibrant colors to your eyes throughout spring and summer, so it's important that the color stays bright for an long time! Get your money's worth, ya know? For $23, Make Up For Ever has Aqua Cream eyeshadows exclusively at Sephora. A similar product for a cheaper price is Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow. From personal experience, I can say this product stays on all day. It is quick and easy to apply and it is only $6.99 at Ulta. You could say I'm obsessed, but only if you wanted to.
For long-lasting wear, cream blush work wonders. Revlon has very vibrant yet natural cream blushes for about $8.39 at Walmart. The high-end option would be Make Up For Ever’s HD blush, available at Sephora for $26. It comes in an assortment of peachy spring colors, and given it's cream, it will last all day.