Easy Tricks to Waterproof Your Makeup This Summer

As gorgeous as your makeup may look at the beginning of the day, chances are, if you have spent time by the pool or at the beach, it won’t stay this way for long. OROGOLD has put together some easy tricks to help you to waterproof your makeup this summer, so that you can be sure that you will be coming out of the water as picture-perfect as you looked when you went in.

Beautician applying primer on a woman's face.

Use a Primer
Before applying your foundation, OROGOLD recommends using a primer. This will prevent your skin from looking shiny due to the heat, and will also ensure that your makeup stays on for much longer. If you are planning on wearing color around your eyes, make sure you use an eyelid primer as well.

Woman choosing the right shade for her foundation.

Cream Instead of Powders
When you wear powder-based makeup, this always has the risk of your makeup smudging or running, so stick to cream-based formulas when it comes to your foundation, blush and eyeshadows. However, OROGOLD reminds you that not all cream-based makeup products are created equally, so look for formulas that contain a combination of cream and gel and are not too slippery. Those of you who find that your waterproof eyeliner never seems to stay put may want to try using a black colored cream eyeshadow as an eyeliner, as this may give you longer lasting results.

Woman applying lipstick

Lipstick Instead of Lip Gloss
Since lip gloss is wetter and stickier than lipstick, it can tend to run, which makes lipstick a better choice for the days that you require waterproof makeup. OROGOLD recommends using your finger to tap your lipstick onto your lips, infusing the color into your skin rather than just laying it on top, as this means that there is less chance of it washing off or fading.

Woman using a brow pencil to define her eyebrows.

Wax-Based Brow Pencil
Nobody wants smudged eyebrows, but that can easily happen when you use a colored brow pencil or powdered color. Instead, OROGOLD recommends using a wax-based brow pencil. If you don’t fill in your brows but just want to keep them in shape, a clear wax-based brow pencil will do the job perfectly.

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Don’t Touch
When it comes down to it, what really smudges your makeup isn’t just water alone, but the combination of water plus pressure. It can be extremely tempting to give your face a quick wipe to clear it of any excess moisture or sweat, but this will only cause your makeup to run even more. Instead, carefully blot off any excess water, using oil absorbing sheets if your face tends to get oily, and this should keep your makeup looking pristine.

There are plenty of different waterproof makeup options available, although some of them will work much better than others. OROGOLD suggests doing a bit of research before investing in a new waterproof product, checking online reviews as well as trying the product out on yourself before purchasing. The right products, along with OROGOLD’s makeup tricks, will keep your makeup waterproof throughout the summer.

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Luxe, Beachy Look – OROGOLD Reviews

A beach vacation can seem to do wonders for your skin and hair, giving you a natural beachy look. But, in reality, the intense heat of the sun ends up doing more damage than good. Luckily for you, OROGOLD reviews some easy and simple ways to achieve a luxe, beachy look, without having to spend weeks lying out in the sun.

Woman with beachy waves hairstyle.

Beachy Waves
Saltwater adds texture and volume to hair, making it naturally wavy and bouncy. To get this look without travelling to a beach, you can purchase a salt spray, which works on every hair type. Look for one that has added minerals, and a healthy oil, such as argan oil, to give your hair some shine, keeping it from looking dull. Use it sparingly on damp hair, scrunching up the ends of your hair as you spray. Let it dry naturally and then take a look at the result. Often, this can be enough to give you natural waves, but if you want to enhance them even more, you can use a curling iron to add even more texture. A tropical flower hair pin attached to the side of your hair is a great finishing touch to this look. When it comes to washing your hair, try to find a shampoo that has seaweed extracts, as this is brilliant for the health of your hair, retaining moisture and leaving it soft and easy to manage.

Woman exfoliating her skin with an exfoliator.

Sun-Kissed Skin
Before applying any product to your skin, it is important that you properly exfoliate. An exfoliator that contains both coarse and fine sea salt will help to invigorate your skin, taking away all of the dead cells and excess oil, giving you a good base to work with. Next, apply a tinted moisturizer to your face. This will quench your skin whilst giving it a hint of color and evening out your skin tone at the same time. A good bronzer is a necessity, as this will give you a sun-kissed glow, define your features and contour your face. Focus on the areas that would have been most likely to have been ‘kissed’ by the sun, such as your forehead, nose and cheeks. If you want to use a shade of blush on top of this, opt for a coral or pink shade, rather than a darker color, as this will give you a rosy glow without looking too overdone.

Woman wearing sunglasses with a pout.

A Juicy Pout
Whether or not you’ve been to the beach, the heat of the summer sun can make your lips extremely hard to care for. A lip gloss that has moisturizer and maximizer built in is the best product to take care of your lips, saving them from becoming dry and cracked. Choose a color that is light and soft, such as a peach or a coral, as you only want a hint of color, to keep you looking laid-back and beachy.

One of the best things about the beachy look is that it suits every skin tone, since it enhances and defines your natural features rather than altering them. These simple tips will help you to keep your luxe, beachy look lasting all summer, ensuring that you are never caught without beautiful sun-kissed skin and gorgeous wavy curls.

Exotic Beauty Looks – OROGOLD Reviews

Exotic beauty is a look that many women try to achieve, as it is a great alternative to usual day or night makeup. From accentuating the shape of your eyes to enhancing the color of your skin, there are many simple ways to add exotic elements to your makeup regime. OROGOLD offers a few simple tips to enjoy an exotic beauty look.

Tanned woman getting wet in a beach.

A Radiant Tan
Now that the consequences of lying out in the sun are widely known, there have been some great new tanning products out on the market. Before applying your makeup, give yourself a good base to start with by choosing a foundation that is a couple of shades darker than your skin color. If your skin is quite pale, apply a thin layer to the backs of your hands as well. For an all-over sun-kissed glow, there are some great moisturizing tanning lotions out there, and they can be used on your face as well as your body.

Woman sporting graphic eye makeup.

Graphic Middle Eastern Eyes
This is a bold and edgy look, and works well when the rest of your makeup is kept minimal. To begin with, apply an eye base from your lids to your brows, to smooth out any imperfections, and then apply a matte eye shadow. Next, use a white kohl pencil to line the bottom waterline, extending the outer corner wing outwards along the natural shape of your eye. Line your top and bottom lash lines with a black kohl liner, extending the outer wings so that there is a line above and below the white line you previously drew. Use a liquid liner to then sharpen and emphasize the black lines. Depending on how dramatic you want the look to be, mascara and fake lashes can also be used.

Woman showing off her pout clicks a selfie with her friend.

A Gorgeous Pout
A subtle lip color can perfectly complete any look, and depending on the products you choose, can give your face an exotic edge. A sun-kissed red lipstick looks great with most skin tones, and can be worn with a plumping lip gloss to add volume to your lips. A sparkling lip gloss worn on its own is also a great choice, especially for during the day.

Woman with lace makeup wearing a mask for the Venetian ball.

Exotic Lace
Lace is sexy yet mysterious, and when used in the right way, can give you an alluring exotic look. Lace can be used as a template and held over your face while you apply makeup around it. You can also use the lace itself, cutting it in a way to allow a piece to surround one of your eyes and disappear into your hair. For something more subtle, use the patterns of lace as inspiration for the patterns you draw with your makeup.

Exotic looks are fun to experiment with, as they are different from the way in which we usually apply our makeup. You can either adapt parts of these looks to your own style, for a subtle exotic appeal, or you can put a few of them together for a more dramatic and glamorous finished look.