[infobox subtitle="Makeup That Withstands Sun, Sand, and Surf" bg="pink" color="white" opacity="on" space="30" link="no link"]Don't Sweat It[/infobox] There’s nothing quite like sweat to ruin a fun day at the beach or lying out by the pool with friends. Thinking about wearing foundation or eyeliner? Forget it. Thanks to the humidity, we all know that our makeup will look like a runny mess by the end of the day (not to mention the frizzy hair.) The annual challenge of how to keep your favorite mascara from smudging during the summer months has finally been answered. Thanks to all of the great waterproof makeup options out there, you don’t have to forsake your entire beauty routine every time you want to hit the water. We’ve chosen some of our favorite waterproof products—whether you’re swiping or mixing a sealing gel with your favorite eye shadow or just applying waterproof eyeliner—to keep you looking pretty by the poolside this summer.
Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray
It’s no secret that the key to a perfect and long-wearing makeup application is how well you set your makeup. While mineral and pressed powders work well during the wintertime, your foundation can end up looking cakey with all the sweat and humidity during the warmer months. Instead, opt for a lightweight setting spray to keep your makeup from budging throughout the day. We recommend Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray to keep your makeup waterproof and flawless throughout the day (and into the night.) When it comes to the beach, you should only worry about reapplying sunscreen, not your makeup.
Make Up Forever Aqua Seal
Make Up Forever never disappoints with its line of waterproof makeup products, but the brand has released a liquid sealant that converts powder formulas and cream pencils into long-lasting waterproof makeup. Transforming our favorite eye shadow into a smudge-proof cream shadow? We’re sold. Simply mix a few drops of the clear liquid with powder or liner to keep your makeup from budging.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
If we’ve learned anything over the last year or so, it’s that a strong brow game is always top priority when it comes to any makeup look. Unfortunately, when it’s nearing 100 degrees and the humidity becomes too much to handle, brow powders and pencils can often fade with the rising temperatures. Instead, stick to cream products during the summer months to keep your brows on point. We love Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Dipbrow Pomade, made with a water-resistant creamy formula that acts as an all-in-one brow product. Working as a brow primer and providing shape and color, simply dip an angled brush into the pomade and sculpt away.
YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain
Yves Saint Laurent has always had an amazing selection of lip products (and gorgeous packaging) but when it comes to waterproof makeup, opt for a lip stain over a lipstick. Smudge-proof, water resistant, and available in eight different shades, the YSL Pop Water Glossy Stain promises 10 hours of hydration and lasting color.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint
We love multi-tasking makeup products and Benefit’s Benetint is no different. Doubling as both a lip stain and a cheek product, Benetint is smudge-resistant and longwearing while providing a pop of color to any look.
Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes
As the holy grail of waterproof makeup, Make Up Forever’s Aqua Eyes provides long-lasting wear, high pigmentation, and water-resistant creamy formula. Tested underwater for up to five hours, Aqua Eyes promises to last through pool time and long, humid days with non-stop color. As a staple in your arsenal, eyeliner can be one of the more difficult products to waterproof. Thankfully, Aqua Eyes takes all the guesswork out of waterproofing your eye makeup.
Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer
Bronzer and blush can be tricky come the summer months. While powder products can wash off easily with water, creamy formulations tend to have longer staying power. We love Stila’s Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer, specifically designed to deliver buildable, waterproof coverage. The gel bronzer can be mixed with foundation or worn alone, matching perfecting to your skin tone and providing a sheer wash of color so you can look sun-kissed all summer (even if you’re inside all day watching Netflix.)
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara
Mascara has always been one of the more accessible waterproof makeup products. Whether you’re crying during a sad movie or lounging out by the pool, waterproof mascara tends to hold curl better and is essential to any makeup routine when it comes to water or humidity. We’re loving Dior’s Diorshow Mascara, designed to thicken and add volume without ever clumping or flaking off.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat
If you’re not ready to give up your favorite mascara just yet, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat protects your mascara all day without running the risk of flaking or clumping. Simply swipe the topcoat over your favorite mascara and achieve a water resistant, budge-proof formula.
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Text by: Summer Lin Featured image: Backstage Chanel S/S 2015 at Paris Fashion Week