You’re probably silently wondering, “who wears makeup when going swimming?” Well, unlike you, some women want to still look good while they swim and that involves wearing makeup to the pool! If you’re one of those women, I’m sure you have had a not so good experience going to the pool with makeup – your makeup smudging and all. The good news is, you don’t have to worry about your makeup running the next time you go swimming. How you may ask? Well, from there being waterproof makeup products to some awesome techniques you can use, your next swim is smudge-free guaranteed! Here are some tips you can use the next time you want to wear makeup when going swimming:
Start with a strong base
To ensure that your makeup doesn’t run the minute you enter the water, a good base for where your makeup will sit is important. This means preparing your skin by using a good moisturizer, a primer and not forgetting sunscreen because swimming includes basking in the sun for long hours. Priming your face is the most important step to creating a good base because it helps your makeup stay on longer. Make sure to use a primer with a tacky texture because it gives foundation something to cling on to.
Invest in water proof foundation
Most matte foundations out there are usually water proof. So you can be sure that if you go swimming in makeup, it will stay put all day and not run. If you are not sure, though, you can try applying some on the back of your hand and running water from the tap in your bathroom repeatedly. If it isn’t you should invest in a good waterproof foundation if you know you will be out swimming a couple of times now that the sun is out and shinning.
When applying the foundation on your face, make sure to pack it on your skin instead of just brushing it on the face. Use a beauty sponge to ensure the foundation has sat well on the skin.
Set your face
Add on a setting spray to give longevity to your look. Whether you are out in the sun, taking a dip in the pool, or have a full day of activities planned, a quick spritz can make a huge difference.
Use waterproof eye products
Always wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner to make your makeup last all day when going out to swim. Mascaras and eyeliners tend to smudge under the eyes after excessive wear and especially if you use eye cream. Try a waterproof formula so that you don’t get the ‘raccoon effect’ after a few hours in the water.