When planning my looks for Swim Week in Miami I not only wanted hairstyles (see my ‘heidi braids’ post here) that would beat the heat, but also a makeup routine that would be melt proof and stay flawless. Let’s just call it out – I am a sweaty person, and the Florida humidity in July does not help matters…the struggle gets real people. So, short of Scotchgarding my entire face, I require make up with some serious staying power preferably of the straight up waterproof variety. The whole Bobbi Brown long wear collection is perfect for me, I especially love the perfectly definitely brow pencil (gotta keep those brows on fleek), & cream shadow stick in Surf & Sand (which never get that gross crease half way through the day like other shadows praise hands emoji).
Beat the Swim Week Heat – Part Two
In general I try to keep it light by skipping heavy creams or foundations, and wearing a tinted moisturizer like this one from bareMinerals. Don’t forget there are also products that actually benefit from the heat like this cream blush & highlighting ‘on the glow’ stick by Wander Beauty (a new cult favorite). I like to buff all three into my face with my trusty beauty blender, and then add some waterproof bronzer. I set my make up with a few spritz of Caudalie beauty elixer and make sure to keep the travel size in my purse to keep my skin refreshed and hydrated throughout the day (*pro tip – leave in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect). At the end of each day I used CLEANSE by Lauren Napier cloths combined with this Bobbi Brown instant long-wear makeup remover to make sure that my canvas was fresh and ready for the next day of Swim Week
RVCA two blocks up dress | GIGI NEW YORK fold over clutch | KAREN WALKER ‘number one’ sunglasses | VINCE allison leather slide sandal