Yesterday I wasn’t quite singin’ in the rain, but I did hum as I walked in it.
Yep, it’s been raining here in Northern California (Sunday night was even stormy!), and I’ve been doing my best to stay dry. I’ve been mostly successful at it, too, except for an incident yesterday…
I had to brave the elements to run a few errands, and when I walked under an awning outside, one of those streams of 33-degree almost-freezing water shot straight down the back of my top.
I could have screamed! And I almost did, but I talked myself down by thinking about some of my favorite makeup for inclement weather.
1. Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $8.49
A friend of mine who works for a high-end makeup brand turned me on to this budget bad boy. We were commiserating one afternoon by email about our short, stumpy lashes when she confessed her love for Maybelline’s Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara.
It’s also become a flake-free, smudge-resistant favorite of mine, thanks to sweaty yoga workouts and rainy days. Not only does it plump and lengthen, it also keeps my curled lashes lifted all day long.
2. Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer, $7.49 each
Rimmel’s Eye Definers have superhuman strength, because once they latch on to my lash and water lines, they don’t let go!
Clockwise from the gold shade on the lower left: Precious Gold, Purple Shock, Deep Ocean and Emerald Sparkle
I love the fun, funky shades, but Rimmel also included a couple of conservative colors for good measure (like black and brown).
3. L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, $7.99 each
Not quite a cream or a powder, these spongy new potted shadows feel soft to the touch. Waterproof, sweatproof and crease-resistant, too, the Infallible Eyeshadows are also easy to apply with a finger, which makes ’em prime candidates for rainy days when I’m in a rush.
From the left: Golden Sage, Perpetual Purple, Iced Latte, Continuous Cooca, Sultry Smoke and Eternal Black
4. Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow, $9.99
I like to apply this sheer pink cream blush beneath my powder blushes when I know I’m heading out in the rain. Rosy Glow gives the staying power of other cheek products a boost.
5. L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer, $12.99
Even on winter’s grayest days, I still like a summer glow, which is exactly what L’Oreal’s new Magic Lumi Light Infusing Liquid Primer delivers. It absorbs quickly into my skin, giving it that subtle brightening shimmer that I love so much.
6. Jordana Easyliner for Lips, $1.99 each
I can’t stand it when my hair gets caught in my lipgloss. It’s one of the reasons I’m not wild about wet and windy weather, but I am wild about these uber-affordable Jordana Easyliners.
From the left: Baby Berry, Coco Loco, Plush Plum, Rock N’ Rose,Tawny, Sedona Red, Silver Lilac and Terra Kiss
They’re non-sticky, silky smooth and semi-matte, and they last on my lips all day long.
7. Yes to Carrots Color Balm, $6.49 each
I like to top off my Jordana Easyliners with a touch of lip balm, and lately I’ve been loving these new moisturizing lip tints from Yes to Carrots.
From the left: Peachy Keen, Rosy Bloom and Soft Plum
They ramp up the moisture, shine and color of other lip products, and because they’re also non-sticky, I don’t have to worry about pesky breezes and my hair.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day.
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