I'm writing this post while on vacation in Puerto Rico. So trust me when I say everything that I will mention in this post has actually been tested, tried and tried again.
I'm a beauty blogger first, and I wouldn't recommend anything that I don't actually use or do myself. You're in great hands, Mama. If you're like me and really like to enjoy summers with your babes, then you don't mind dunking in the pool. You have no problem spending ours out in the sun (safely) or getting your hair wet. You're not that mom that sits on the sidelines when everyone else enjoys outside activities. You are ALL in.
That said, I'm thinking these products will be right up your alley—even if you don't wear much makeup at all.
Look, I know it's not the cheapest eyeliner in the world, but it is the best I've ever had. I splurge on it a few times a year and, if you're a black eyeliner lover, I think you should, too. This liner can last through hours of water play, and I've clocked in over 12 hours without it even budging. Magical stuff, right?
I get it—no one REALLY needs to wear makeup while enjoying these summer days. But hey, once a beauty girl, always a beauty girl. A waterproof top coat not only ensures that your makeup will stay on the entire day, but you are able to apply it over your favorite mascara. No sacrificing quality when all you have to do is a simple swipe over your voluminous lashes and, boom!, sturdy lashes that even a cannonball into the pool can't wilt.
Nothing says long wear like COVERGIRL Longwear lip colors. Ideal for mamas who love moisturized lips with just a bit of a pop, these high intensity lipstick/lipgloss-hybrids are wonderful, because they moisturize the lips and the color lasts all day. You can literally jump into a pool of water and expect to re-emerge in pure mermaid fashion with a perfect pout. The color options are endless (but definitely check out Amazing Auburn), and I love how affordable and easy-to-find these are.
I thought Clinique was pulling my arm when I read that this lipgloss can last for up to 8 hours. I mean, really? No way is that even possible. But it is, girls. This lipgloss isn't necessarily waterproof. But it is durable. It lasts for quite some time on the lips, and I love being able to eat, drink and sit on the beach with a popping red lip glistening in the sun. See? You can be chic at all times.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer ($30, Tarte.com)
My vegan gals will love that this make-up company provides fantastic products that are not only gentle on the environment but on the skin, as well. Their bronzers are fabulous, but it's the waterproof bronzer that I find myself wearing year-round. Perfect for any season, these bronzers are more than exceptional and do a beautiful job at lasting through sweat, water and tears.
While cream foundations may not be a good idea during the summer, cream blushes from a brand like NYX works great on all skin tones. These blushes last all day. When I've worn them, I've had to literally scrub my face to get them off by the end of the day. Success!