Welcome back to our Guide to Stylish Cycling Through Spring Showers! We gave you our favorite spring outerwear in Part 1—check them out here.
Now, let’s get you to hair and makeup. Presenting Part 2: our tips for maintaining your pretty self through a wet commute. Stay tuned for the third and final portion of this handy guide, when we lay out our favorite accessories for topping off your rainy day look.
Hair and Makeup
There is little excuse to show up at your destination with makeup running down your face and hair like you’ve stuck your finger in a socket. Pull yourself together by remembering these handy tips.
There are many, many waterproof mascaras. Pick one! If in doubt, go with the classic: Maybelline’s Great Lash Waterproof Mascara. It’s a no-nonsense no-brainer. $3.59, available here, or any drugstore in the nation.
When venturing out in the rain, remember that liquid foundations have more staying power than a powder foundation. Keep your flawless face in tact with our favorite option, bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation from bareMinerals. It’s incredibly light, giving your skin a natural glow without that caked-on effect. Bonus: it’s formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance. $29, pick it up here.
Let’s face it (pun intended). Your face is going to get wet. With some handy blotting papers, you’ll be able to whisk away the moisture without ruining your makeup. Sephora’s Herbal Rose Blotting Papers should do the trick, and the light floral scent reminds you of all the reasons you love spring (at a moment when you’ll definitely need reminding). $8 for a package of 100, available here.
If you’ve got natural curl in your hair, humidity can be your worst enemy. Pony up for a quality anti-humidity styling cream that won’t weigh your hair down with that early 2000s, gel-like crunch. Living Proof’s No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream smooths and eliminates frizz without those harmful sulfates or parabens. Stop frizz; cycle on. $36, available here.
Unfortunately, the rain isn’t over yet. But we’d never leave you (ahem) high and dry… Stay tuned for Part 3 where we take a look at footwear and accessories!