There’s no worse feeling than checking yourself out in the mirror on a steamy summer day and seeing your makeup dripping down your face. Raccoon eyes are never cute. Avoid that common hot weather faux pas with some sweat-proof, smudge-proof waterproof makeup. Keep reading for our favorite waterproof makeup products, and rest assured your makeup will stay in place from morning ’til night.
L’Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow: There’s honestly no better eyeshadow formula at the drugstore than L’Oreal’s Infallible line. It’s so quick and easy to use – the best color payoff comes from pressing it onto your lid with your finger. The color range is extensive, it doesn’t crease or flake off, and it really lives up to its name: this shadow will stay on until you take it off. Amber Rush is the most beautiful, shimmery rose gold shade – a must-try. ($7.99)
Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine-Point Eye Pen: I love the cat eye look during the day. Even if the rest of your makeup is clean and simple, a perfect wing adds a certain confidence and allure to your look. The only problem is that the liner typically ends up somewhere on your cheek after a few hours in the sun. That’s why UD’s new waterproof formula is incredible: it won’t smudge or fade, no matter how high the temps rise. ($22)
Sephora Collection Contour Brushed Metal Gel Eyeliner: The metallic trend is everywhere this summer, and this creamy gel liner is the perfect way to get on board in a fun, subtle way. Available in three shades – gold, silver and copper – this liner glides onto your waterline and stays put. Sweep it onto your waterline or into the inner corners for fun beach day look. ($14)
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara: Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara is one of the most universally beloved mascaras out there. It does everything: volumizes, curls and separates lashes so perfectly that it truly looks like you’re wearing falsies. That’s why the new waterproof version is one of the most exciting releases of the summer. The formula is, fortunately, exactly the same – the only difference is you can rock this one poolside. ($23)
Givenchy Master Brow Filler: When I fill in my brows, I don’t want to think about it or touch it up a few hours later – I want it to stay fresh and perfect all day. With this new brow gel from Givenchy, that’s possible. The innovative formula transforms from a gel to a natural-looking powder finish once applied to the brows. Brow gels are so quick and easy to use – there’s no fuss. Just follow the natural shape of your brows with the brush for a groomed look that won’t budge. ($27)
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation: Invited to a beach wedding, pool party or BBQ and need your skin to look flawless? Pick up MAC’s waterproof foundation. This one-of-a-kind, oil-free formula can withstand the hottest temperatures for up to 24 hours. The medium-coverage formula can be built up, and it dries down to a beautiful satin finish. Bonus: it can double as a concealer. ($34)
Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Waterproof Concealer: Concealer is the one thing I won’t leave my house without – to cover up dark spots, under-eye circles…it’s a necessity. With Smashbox’s new formula, you don’t have to worry about your concealer melting off or fading throughout the day. This oil-free product was formulated to last all day without creasing or caking up on your face. Going all day without makeup touch-ups? Sounds good to me. ($25)
Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer: Cargo’s water-resitant formula is beach day ready! Sweep it onto your temples, cheekbones and jawline for an effortless summer glow. The sheer formula can be built up for a bronzed bombshell look. The formula contains silicone-infused pigments that allow you to take a dip in the ocean while keeping your golden glow intact. ($29)
Lancome Juicy Shaker: This ingenious new lip product is not waterproof, per se, but it is my most addicting beauty purchase of the summer. If you’re looking to recreate that ‘just ate a popsicle’ look, grab this lippie ASAP. It’s an oil-infused lip stain that will last on your lips all day, but in a subtle, super wearable way. Tip: go with one of the bolder colors, like red or purple. The formula is so sheer that the lighter shades will barely show up on most lips. I love the shade Mangoes Wild. ($21)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal: This crafty product from MUFE can instantly transform any powder into a long-wearing, waterproof formula. Use it to turn any eyeshadow into a gel liner, your blush into a cream and more. It also works to intensify the vibrancy of pigments and glitter. Also, keep in mind a drop goes a very long way with this lightweight formula. ($21)
What’s on your waterproof wish list? Let us know in the comments below!