Adventure-Proof Summer Makeup

There is no doubt that the summer season is at it's peak. For New England (where I'm located) this means high temperatures and thick, humid air. Despite the at-times-uncomfortable conditions, this summer has been a real treat filled with many an adventure. But can a lady fearlessly kayak, hike and go shooting (wait, what? YES!!) without killing her makeup vibes? The answer is absolutely, she can! Read on, because I'm sharing my adventure-proof beauty picks, tested to the highest degree (literally...)!

Water and water-sport is undeniably the heart of summertime. When getting made-up on a hot and humid day, the first thing I reach for is a waterproof formula of my favorite beauty products. Especially during the summer, my daily makeup remains quite minimal (and some days nonexistent). An average day leaves me curling my lashes using the E.L.F. ESSENTIAL EYELASH CURLER and finishing with a coat of MAYBELLINE PUMPED UP! COLOSSAL VOLUM'EXPRESS MASCARA in Glam Black. When I'm fussing over a full-face of makeup I draw on a cat eye using STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LIQUID EYE LINER in Dark Brown (not pictured) and paint my lips with L'ORÉAL INFALLIBLE 2-STEP LIP COLOR in a natural shade like Neverending Nutmeg. And although not specifically labeled "waterproof" ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS DIPBROW POMADE and BROW WIZ have held up through a barrage of makeup-killing elements!

One of my biggest "fears" when wearing a full-face of makeup during adventure season is the breaking down or rubbing off of products thanks to an unexpected splash of water, sweat, or the constant rubbing of your too-tall-lifevest against your jawline. On most summer days I'll forego foundation and concealer altogether (I'm blessed to have a complexion I'm comfortable doing that with!) but there are always times of the unforeseen breakout, or when I feel like putting in some extra effort. On those days, I'll apply my NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 as a base and conceal any breakouts with NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER (not pictured). I set the concealer and any oil-prone areas of my face with RIMMEL STAY MATTE TRANSPARENT PRESSED POWDER and lock it all in with the NYX COSMETICS MATTE FINISH MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY.

Much Love,
-Stephanie Eva

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