Here’s the thing about pool parties: You want to look photo-ready without being too glam to take a spontaneous dip. This is why doing pool party makeup is just as necessary as your outfit. Pool party makeup is a tricky business, and you cannot just choose your normal party makeup for this occasion. But fear not, we’ve got together the best products to keep your makeup fresh from the start to the end of the party. So gear up to rock your pool party look, effortlessly, with our easy yet effective pool party makeup tutorial.
Step 1: Prime and prep
Pool parties usually take place outdoors, which means prolonged exposure to the sun. This can make your face sweat and cause your makeup to smudge. To prevent this, start your face makeup with a mattifying primer. The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Primer will help you get long-lasting makeup for up to 16 hours. This primer diminishes your pores, absorbs and controls oil, and moisturises and smoothens the skin, ensuring that you’re ready for your pool party.
Step 2: Conceal effectively
While stepping into the pool, it is recommended that you skip the foundation and go in straight with the concealer. Concealing helps brighten the high points of your face such as the bridge of your nose, top of your cheekbones and centre of your forehead. Moreover, this step helps to cover dark circles, acne scars, and banish blemishes. For a natural, yet snatched pool party look, go for the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and apply it using the facelifting technique. (Not sure of your concealer shade? Try the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool.)
Step 3: Sculpt with contour
Add some definition to your pool party makeup look by contouring your cheekbones and jawline. Create an effect of shadow and light and take your simple pool party look up a notch by using the Maybelline V-Face Duo Contour Stick. Apply the stick well on your nose. This will add sharpness to your final look.
Step 4: Colour your cheeks
Give your cheeks a naturally flushed look with a pink or rose blush. Apply it on the apples of your cheeks to make your skin look fresh and healthy. For a natural pool party look, you can opt for the Maybelline Fit Me Mono Blush collection.
Step 5: Put some glow on
Amp up your pool party makeup look by applying a highlighter. Begin by applying the Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter on your cheekbones in an upward motion, and then, apply it to the bridge and tip of your nose and on your cupid’s bow. This will add a dazzling shine and glow to your skin.
Step 6: Let your eyes talk
Keep your eye makeup bare and almost minimum as a dip in the pool can lead you to rub your eyes and stain them. Start by filling in sparse or uneven brows with the Maybelline New York’s Define & Blend Brow Pencil to achieve fine, natural-looking and defined eyebrows. Go for the nude eyeshadow from the Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette to colour your eyelids. Don’t miss the waterproof makeup for swimming. Finish off your pool party makeup by applying a few coats of the Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara to your lashes for a long-lasting effect.
Step 7: Fill in your pout
A long amount of time in the pool can result in sunburn pout, something that is not only extremely painful but dangerous too. Prevent your lips from chapping or drying by using the Maybelline Baby Lips Lipcare balm. This lip balm is enriched with SPF 20 and provides sun protection and keep your lips hydrated all the time. Complete your lip makeup by adding colour to your lips. Play up your pout by choosing your favourite lipstick shade from the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte range. If you are not sure of the perfect shade, try the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool that will help you find a shade that flatters your complexion and ties the pool party makeup look together.
Step 8: Set and slay
The final step to ensuring that your pool party makeup is perfect is to keep it in place with a setting spray. Pick the Maybelline Facestudio Lasting Fix Makeup Setting Spray that provides a matte finish and controls extra shine, leaving behind no room for touch-ups. This spritz will prevent your makeup from melting or fading and will leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed.
Still not sure of how to get ready for a pool party? Finalize your pool party look with ease by using the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool that helps you experiment with different makeup products virtually, without even having to spend a penny.