Editor's Picks: Long-Weekend Warriors

As the August holiday weekend draws near, here's what editor Alex Laws will be wearing to beat the heat

Luminous Liner

When you want the appearance of wearing eye makeup, but without it ending up as a giant crease in your eyelid, a bold liquid eyeliner is the way to go. I’ll be sporting this new turquoise Master Precise Ink Metallic liner from Maybelline, to match the pool parties I’m imagining attending.

Maybelline Master Precise Ink Metallic eyeliner, $9 at mass market retailers.

Natural Glow

Sometimes, the key to not having your makeup disappear in the heat is to take a less-is-more approach in the first place. A natural-looking glow goes a long way and this tiny pot of pink from Da Lish is perfect. It adds a natural rosy tint to cheeks and the moisturizing texture works well on skin that’s already, well, glowing. Bonus: They are made for lips, too.

Da Lish Lip and Cheek Balm, $15, Dalishcosmetics.com.

Nifty Nails

Nail polish is the original power player when it comes to long-lasting makeup — and CND’s weekly polishes are my summer staple. There are 26 to choose from but the pinky coral Lobster Roll is a total party for your pieds.

Vinylux Weekly Polish, $11, at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Get the Gloss

Who wasn’t giddy to hear that Glossier is available in Canada? I’m loving the pigment-packed sheer lipstick that goes on like a balm but looks like a stain. It’s like starting with that perfectly worn-in look without having to endure the “too done” phase that carries the risk of it ending up all over your face, which is ever more likely to happen when it’s hot.

Glossier Generation G in Like, $20, Glossier.com.

Stamina Spritz

A multi-purpose lightweight spritz, this coconut-water infused spray primes and sets makeup, so when you are wearing a full face in the sweltering heat it doesn’t go on looking cakey and it has serious stamina. It also just feels nice to mist yourself as if you’re grocery-store produce from time to time, whether poolside or in transit. 

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray, $40, Sephora.ca.

Mascara Must

I feel naked without mascara, which means in the height of summer I’m constantly wiping underneath my eyes. Investing in a good waterproof tube helps take the pressure off without leaving lashes crunchy and means you’re ready for a dip, should the opportunity arise, with no fear of panda eyes. 

Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme Mascara, $54, Sephora.ca.

Heather Marrin