Vancouver is known for its rainy weather, and we will probably see more rain for the next 8 months. I take transit often, so I have to stick to certain beauty products that would survive the wet environment in Vancouver.
After going through my skincare routine, my first makeup step is primer. To prevent my makeup from slipping off my face, I use Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer (Where to buy: Sephora). This primer covers up pores, reduces shine, and prevents makeup from slipping off. Instead of opting for a foundation, I prefer more lightweight makeup- I prefer going with a tinted moisturizer- Smashbox sheer focus tinted moisturizer (Shoppers Drug Mart) or Marcelle CC Cream (Drugstores: Superstore, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart). Both of these products also have SPF in them. Although the sun isn’t shining, UV rays are still present, so protect the skin!
Although some people would prefer using a cream blush because its easier to blend into the skin, rather than a powder blush which would just sit on top of the foundation; I prefer a blush that is made to be long lasting, such as Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour blush (Sephora).
For the eyes, I want to ensure my makeup does not budge or smudge.I have various undereye concealers, and I would choose one that is least creamiest. No matter what mascara I use, I find that my eye makeup sticks on creamier concealers for me.To prevent that problem from happening, I like to use it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer (The Shopping Channel) on my undereye area since it’s very durable and waterproof. A drugstore alternative that I also like is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Concealer (Drugstores: Superstore, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart). After applying concealer, I lightly pat translucent powder over it to prevent the probability of ey emakeup sticking to the concealer. . I am currently using Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder (The Bay), which came with a gift with purchase during the summer.
On my eyelids, I also apply a primer to prevent eyeliner/eyeshadow from potential smudging. The last thing I want is raccoon eyes. I usually opt for no eyeshadow, but if it is a must, I would use more earthy tones, such as a light brown or taupe. I prime my eyelids with benefit Stay Don’t Stray (Sephora). For eyeliners, I would prefer a liquid liner because they tend to last longer and be more water resistant, especially the Kat Von D Tattoo liner(Sephora).
If I skip the eyeshadow + eyeliner, I would just use Annabelle Retractable Eyeliner in Twilighting (Drugstores: London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart). It’s waterproof and inexpensive! The purple brightens up the eyes, which is perfect for a dismal, gloomy day. And of course, the finishing touch would be a water resistant or waterproof mascara. CoverGirl lash blast volume (Drugstores: Superstore, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart)is works well for me, or I just add Marcelle waterproof top coat on whatever mascara I choose to wear.
When it rains in Vancouver, I get cold, and my lips are instantly drier. Lip gloss or anything sticky is a no go because when the wind blows, hair gets stuck on my lips. I opt for a hydrating lip product such as a tinted lip balm or a moisturizing lipstick.
Also, since rain makes my hair frizz, sometimes I just like to curl my hair for the heck of it; then spray L’Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Leave In Spray (Drugstores: Superstore, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart) for the shiny hair look and to lock in any frizz.
How do you do your makeup face for a rainy day?