By Jean Baez & Samantha Yu
Whether you’re caught in the rain or dripping from sweat, looking oh-so-cool can be difficult when the studio is steaming, the sun is shining a little too much, or it’s pouring outside. Umbrellas and towels just don’t do the job. With that in mind, we’ve conjured up a few tricks to keep you and your makeup from feeling out of place. By combining top quality products with a solid ritual, you’re sure to appear fresh faced no matter where you’re coming from or where you’re going – to the stage!
1. Remember to focus on waterproof cosmetic beauty products – We’re sure this is a no brainer, but it’s important to mention just in case you forgot. Waterproof mascaras, stay-on lip colors, waterproof eye liners, you know the drill. The first step to appearing flawless all the time is to have the right products.
2. Purchase makeup removers that are designed to take off waterproof beauty products. With the invention of waterproof products, someone had to invent a suitable remover because, as we all know, going to bed with your makeup on is a huge no-no. So be sure to find a remover that will combat your waterproof makeup when you need it to.
3. Do not skip makeup setting sprays and sealing products for eyes, brows, and lips. Perhaps one of the least known about items is the makeup setting spray. They’re entire purpose is to keep your makeup in place! Perfect for both a night on the town and that big performance, this item is a must-have that can’t be forgotten.
4. Invest in stage makeup brands. Illamasqua, Make Up Forever, Kryolan, and MAC Cosmetics are all leading brands that have amazing color pay off and out lasting power.
Illamasqua sealing gel $15.00 / MAKE UP FOR EVER “AQUA SEAL” $21.00 / MAKE UP FOR EVER “MIST & FIX” $10 to $28 / MAKE UP FOR EVER “AQUA EYES” $18 / MAKE UP FOR EVER “SMOKY LASH” $23 / KRYOLAN “CAKE EYE LINER SEALER” $10.20 / Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette $38 / MAC FIX + $25 / SEPHORA Instant Eye Makeup Remover $8.50 / KORRES Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes $12