(Original story published on Wednesday June 25th on Slice.ca.)
It’s kind of funny, really. Year after year, we spend all our cold-weather months fantasizing about summer’s steaming hot rays, somehow completely forgetting about the many, many unglamorous beauty woes that come with them. Oily skin? Got that! Melting makeup? That’s a given! Frizzy hair? Just call me Weird Al. We’re not saying we’re missing the days of hail, sleet and Polar Vortexes, we just really need to figure out how to get a grip on this whole humidity thing.
We’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is no matter how much you shell out for products to tame your unsightly locks, humidity always wins. So in that case, just try one of these cool frizz-reducing braids instead.
The good news is we have a way to keep your complexion looking totally chic, fresh and sophisticated all day long. Seeking inspiration from Emma Watson, we’ve put together a collection of the best smudge-free, water-resistant, long-lasting cosmetics that are stellar choices for whether you’re sipping cocktails poolside or hitting up the dance floor. From a lightweight colour correcting moisturizer to jet black stay-put liner, these simple products will make even the hottest summer days feel like a breeze.
Shop our picks:
1. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, $39 | 2. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer, $37 | 3. Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint, $29 | 4. Sensai Colours Mascara 38oC, US $25 | 5. Joe Fresh Mousse Blush, $6 | 6. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $28 | 7. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, $31