Poolside make up is something every girl dreads! There are so many questions when it comes to make up for around the pool, how can you make your make up look natural whilst still covering your imperfections? How can you stop your make up sliding off your face in the heat? And what make up should you wear to ensure you still catch a facial tan? We at jones and jones have put together a life saving list of things you can do for flawless, bronzy poolside make up.
1. Use a BB Cream or thin foundation:
Mac’s face and body foundation is perfect for this! Water based foundations are often much lighter on the skin, BB creams also do the same. Having a lightweight foundation is absolutely crucial when around the pool, thick foundation and heat are not a good mix, feeling sweaty and uncomfortable is not the goal. BB creams add colour to your face an help to cover imperfections whilst still allowing your skin to breathe and allowing elements like freckles and beauty spots to show through. Don’t be afraid to pencil in some freckles if your not blessed in this department with a light brown eyebrow pencil for that sun kissed look.
2. Avoid powders:
Powders and pools are a recipe for disaster, not only are powders heavy on the skin but they do not sit well with oil or water. They become cakey easily when in contact with either and when you are planning to dip in and out the pool and apply suntan lotion its best to avoid this to prevent any mishaps on the skin. If you are worried about your makeup sliding without powder simply use a setting spray (available here). Also, remember that on holiday you want your skin to have a bit of oil so that it looks healthy and once again, natural. Make sure to drink plenty of water and hydrate your skin with moisturizer to maintain its glow. Use blotting papers in place of powder to ensure your face has just the right amount of shine throughout the day.
3. Get waterproof right:
These days EVERYTHING is waterproof! Eyeshadows, lipsticks, even foundations! But just remember, just because something exists, doesn’t mean you need it. Stick to as little makeup as possible, wearing a lipstick around the pool can often look silly so sticking with a traditional lip conditioner keeps your lips looking moisturized and natural. A waterproof mascara is essential, as most girls know, mascara is what completes a make up look, it is what makes you look like you have make up on. Invest in a good mascara and everything else will fall into place (we recommend this!). Again; waterproof eye shadow, is it nessesary? No. Keep it simple, only use what you need and don’t waste money investing in every waterproof item you can find.
4. Invest in some crème bronzers and blushes:
We personally think blushers and bronzers are so important in terms of poolside make up, when a full highlight and contour isn’t an option blusher and bronzer can be used to add colour to the face and also add depth and shape to lift the face and give that ‘just been for a jog in the sun’ look. They also blend into your light foundation seamlessly giving the illusion that your skin is tanned and your cheeks are rosey, NOT YOUR MAKEUP. Apply your cream blush the apples of your cheeks and apply your bronzer where the sun would usually hit your face to ensure that you achieve the most believable skin ever.
Thank us later!