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  • Writer's picture Miryam Van Horn

Get your Waterproof ON!

Even though we might be staying safe in our homes, the Texas sun may disrupt our own skin routines. Here among the Texas Hill Country, the landscape calls us to jump into a lake for such much-need cooling off.

Cue in the best of summer products (a-la-waterproof) that will keep you looking your best and staying safe underneath the Texas heat. We know, all too well, that a heavy makeup routine in the summer is bound to melt down on our face. So I’ve put together a list of waterproof, lightweight products to keep you looking flawless and glowing. Whether you are boating, camping or relaxing in the kiddie pool (me!) in the backyard, here’s everything you need for a fabulous stay-cation.

The first thing that pops into my mind when prepping for outdoor fun is showing off my gams. Yikes! Splotchy, uneven skin tone and spider veins...oh my! Come to the rescue Vita Liberata Body Blur. This creamy and luxurious lotion blurs skin imperfections and gives skin a faux tan and amazing bronzed glow. This is my holy grail! Not only does it give the skin a flawless appearance, but also nourishes the skin and locks in hydration. This formula is easily washed off at the end of your day and does not transfer.

For a more natural and clean option (no toxic ingredients) I recommend Tarte’s latest product Shape Tape Body Makeup. Not only does it come in eight bronzy color options but it is also loaded with antioxidants, passionfruit and vitamin E to help improve the texture and firmness of your skin.

Let’s talk face!

Who doesn’t want their skin to look as flawless as possible and yet protected at the same time? My hand is up! For years I’ve been loving Shiseido’s sun care line. Their sun block collection are some of the most popular and best selling across the board. If you’re hearts desire to have a bit of makeup plus fierce sun protection, look no further than the Shiseido 50+ SPF Sport BB Cream. This 80-minute tinted sunblock gives a sheer application of

makeup while giving your skin a water-resistant application of sunblock. This non-greasy formula is lightweight and fantastic if you want to even out redness or uneven skin tone. The Sport BB also comes in compact form for normal to oily skin that needs a bit more mattifying.

For more than just outdoor fun, evenings during Texas summertime can be just as unforgiving. Temperatures can hang in the 90 degree range even at 9pm! If you are yearning for a stay-put, melt-free makeup here are some of favorites:

L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear 24hr Foundation

This is my go-to, daily foundation! I can attest to the 24hr fresh-wear appearance and longevity of this formula. Working in retail, I always have to put my best face forward and this foundation never lets me down. It comes in 40 gorgeous shades and is lightweight with flawless coverage. At only $15, it’s a bargain and I’ll take it!

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

Ah It! You had me at BYE-BYE and Anti-Aging! While this is a concealer created for undereye coverage, this formula is perfect to use for disguising any imperfections on the skin. Take a pin-point amount and pat on the skin until blended. Build as you fit, but make sure your skin is hydrated underneath for skin that looks creamy and flawless. This concealer comes in 48 shades and is heavily pigmented, which means a tiny bit goes a long way and the tube will last you all year.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Laura Mercier has been perfecting their complexion makeup line for over twenty years. While they are popularly known for their famous tinted moisturizer, their other options are just as fabulous. Enter Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation! I feel this foundation often flies under the radar and should get more spotlight attention! When I need that special touch for a night out, or my skin needs extra, this foundation checks off all the boxes! Lightweight, blendable, longwear and oh so creamy goodness, it’s impossible not to like. While this formula is especially made for normal to oilier types, it is NOT overly mattify. Instead, it gives the skin a semi-matte finish so the skin appears natural, not flat. This is a wonderful addition to your complexion collection for those Texas balmy evenings.

So, here’s to summer! Though we might be staying in and staying safe these days, that doesn’t mean the sun will. Here’s to a flawless summer, EVEN if it means your own backyard! AH!

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