LifestyleLook Brighter Than The Sun: Summer Makeup That Stays Put!

Here comes the sun and that just means it’s time for a whole lot of fun! Look your best this summer with all the right waterproof makeup that is not only transfer-proof and smudge-proof but will have you glowing all day long.

Say goodbye to smeared eye makeup, smudged lipstick and melting foundations with the right products that are specifically formulated for the summer heat. We’ve curated some of our favourites for you to try out!

1. Base it Right

Let’s face it – if you get your make-up base right, then it’s a sure way to make sure that you will rock the look. No matter how sunny it is outside, you wouldn’t want your makeup to melt off your face and that’s why we’ve got the best waterproof options for you to choose from.


Starting with the foundation, you will want to choose one that does not dry out your skin while offering optimal coverage. If your foundation does not contain a hydrating formula, then your face is likely to look cakey and full of creases. Just remember that the makeup you apply may tend to transfer if you are directly under the heat for long hours, so use minimal amounts of the product and touch up whenever you need to.

Our pick: try the Maybelline New York Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation which has a flawless matte finish and lasts all day.


Sheer me out – who doesn’t love a good dewy glow right? It’s the summer, so you may feel hesitant about the shimmer. We’re here to tell you that you can opt for a skin illuminator that won’t feel over the top! Remember to only highlight the parts of your face that need an extra touch of radiance, while avoiding your t-zone. 

Our pick: choose the Insight Instant Glow Liquid Illuminator that is extra lightweight, non-greasy, and waterproof for a slight sparkle. 

Compact powder 

Once you’ve dabbed on your foundation and concealer, you can lock in your base with a lightweight compact powder that will give you a more lasting glow. This one is a must-have if you are someone who can’t get enough of the matte finish. Choosing the right compact powder is the icing on the cake when you want a bright and glowing complexion that will last you all day long.

Our pick: the Colorbar Radiance White UV Fairness Compact Powder is ultra-fine and formulated with enriching vitamin E that also contains anti-ageing properties. This one additionally contains a broad spectrum PSF 18 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

2. Got my Eyes on you

Love yourself a statement eye look but worried about tears running down your cheeks and ruining it? With the best waterproof makeup, you no longer need to worry about weepy eyes! Get a bold and defined look with all your favourite smudge-proof eye makeup.


Get voluminous lashes with the right kind of mascara that will make you want to bat your eyes all day! Accentuate your eyes and get dense-looking lashes when you choose waterproof mascara that won’t run. The best part? You won’t have to keep retouching your makeup throughout the day!

Our pick: the Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Mascara that’s not only waterproof but also gives you an extended unfurling effect for longer lashes that shine all day.


Define your eyes with a simple eyeliner that adds a rich definition to your overall look. When you choose a pigmented eyeliner, and especially one that is both waterproof and transfer-proof, you are vouching for a day that’s filled with adventure. The right kind of formula will not only deliver a smooth finish but also ensure that it stays put when you are under the sun.

Our pick: go ahead and get your hands on the Colorbar Ultimate Range Eyeliner Pen that is super easy to use and lasts up to 16 hours with its highly pigmented formula. 

Eyebrow Pencil 

Strike the perfect balance with well-defined eyebrows to complete your summer makeup look with waterproof eyebrow pencils. They make it to your makeup must-have list because they help in defining, shaping, and filling in your brows. Get that full arch and make sure to turn heads with perfectly symmetrical eyebrows that survive the heat of a sunny day.

Our pick: Choose the Miss Claire Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil that comes in a range of brown and black shades that give you a natural look that lasts through the day.

3. Get some Rouge

Do you want to add that tinge of colour to brighten up your mood? Look for rouge (both for your lips and cheeks) that will not only give you a glow but also accentuate your face and complete your everyday summer look.


Gently brush your cheeks with a blush to give you a naturally sun-kissed look that is backed by a radiant glow. You will definitely want to avoid a more natural flushed look because the sun’s rays can do more harm than good to your delicate skin. Look out for a blush formula that is backed by nourishing ingredients and has a more soft and creamy texture that will go on easily.

Our pick: Get yourself the Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush for rosy pink cheeks with its luxurious formula infused with Murumuru Butter, and other nutrient-rich ingredients. 


There’s nothing like a rich lip colour that will uplift your mood and keep you feeling strong and confident. Summer can dry out your skin enough to cause chapped lips, which is why it is important to look for deeply moisturizing ingredients along with a richly pigmented formula that will last up to 8 hours and longer!

Our pick: the Colorbar Kiss Proof Lipstick gets you pout-ready and comes in a wide range of shades that are bound to make heads turn as they stay un-smudged on your lips!

4. Post-makeup care

End a long day outdoors with some tender love and care by choosing the right products to help you cleanse your skin and remove your makeup. Remember to look for ingredients that are gentle on your skin and work their magic without stripping the topmost layer of all the essential oils.

Micellar water 

When choosing a makeup remover or micellar water that will help you get rid of not just makeup, but also dirt and grime, make sure you get your hands on one that effectively cleanses away any impurities while helping you remove your makeup. You will always want to choose a formula that is specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin so that you make sure you are not stripped of its moisture.

Our pick: the Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Water will leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated while nourishing it with a whole lot of vitamins.

Heidi Thomas

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Heidi is here for all the “write reasons” If she’s not reading a book or drinking coffee, then she’s on the hunt for a good pun!