If lounging by the pool is your idea of a perfect party, you'll want to put your best face (and nails and hair) forward — even if you decide to dive headfirst into the water. Waterproof mascara is expected, but the following products are the true saviors when sweating, splashing, and sunbathing threaten your glam – and they're all available at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
How fitting that a liquid lipstick would be the foolproof match for splashing around? Super-saturated and matte to the extreme, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Spicy provides a tan-enhancing, ultra-vibrant paprika red that sticks to lips no matter how long you hold your breath underwater. Get it at Dillard's.
UV Hair Protectant
Like skin, hair suffers the sins of sun-worshiping too — think dryness and color fade due to UV oxidation. Misting hair in Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, which is chock-full of UVA and UVB filters and available at Aveda, adds a much-needed layer of protection against the sun's damaging effects.
Lightweight Hair Oil
Fact: If you treat damp hair to a bit of Ouai Hair Oil
prior to swimming, you effectively create a protective coating on strands that prevents chlorine from stripping away moisture and turning hair green. Bonus: Sporting slicked-back strands will score you major style points. Find it at Nordstrom.
Fade-Resistant Gel Polish Top Coat
Eye-blinding manicures and pedicures are practically a prerequisite of swim-worthy beauty, but water-logged nails tend to prematurely chip polish while sunshine and chlorine work in tandem to fade even the brightest of hues. Not so when topped with hybrid gel polish Essie Gel Couture Top Coat, available at Macy's, which uses gel technology to ensure any color you pick remains vivid, lasts long, and sports a high shine that looks slippery wet.
Tinted Sun Protection
It's perfectly legit that you want to put your best complexion forward even when sweat, sun, and water threaten to interfere. It's also extremely important that you protect your face with sunscreen. Kiehl's Skin Tone Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream gives you the best of both worlds: It guards against skin-ravaging UVA and UVB rays with SPF 50 while also laying down a faint, skin tone-correcting tint that zeros-out redness. Get it at the Kiehl's store.
A full face of foundation can feel too heavy in high temps — not to mention the inevitable pooling and creasing that is certain to ensue. The fix? Spot-treat areas that need extra coverage with waterproof BareMinerals Barepro 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer and leave the rest of your face slathered in sunscreen. And if you need to cover up stubborn spots as the sun sets, it's easy to reapply poolside. Find it at the BareMinerals store.
Hands down, a fierce eye flick remains one of the chicest ways to beautify in the heat. But when mercury rises and water abounds, liquid liner tends to navigate north to the eye crease. Budge-proof, long-wear Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner in Trooper from Sephora holds up against sweat beads and head dunks — just be sure not to towel off your face after you get out of the water.
Brow sweat is a real threat no matter if you're under the cover of a cabana or laying out sans umbrella. Who wants to see her hard-won bold brows migrating at the first sign of sousing? Not us! Lock down brows while granting them a summer-approved tinted sheen with the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, available at Dillard's.
OK, OK, bronzer isn't necessarily waterproof, but if you're keeping your head above water, lending facial features a believable faux tan certainly rounds out the best of your pool party beauty. Combining shimmering bronzer with a complementary cheek-chiseling contour powder, Morphe Brontour
applies seamlessly to ensure your kiss of color looks as real as the skin you live in. You can pick up the palette at the new Morphe store at Scottsdale Fashion Square.