Here’s how to waterproof your makeup, plus the best waterproof foundations, eyeshadows, mascaras, and more.
While Summertime brings so many joys and fun activities, it can pose some problems for your makeup. Whether you take a dip in the sea while at the beach; cool off in the pool; or you’re just sweating buckets, you need the best waterproof makeup to make the most of your sunny Summertime situations.
But let’s not pretend that every waterproof product does as it says – many of them won’t stay all day like you’d hope. However, it’s time to change that.
Here are some of the best waterproof makeup products with some serious staying power – and how to waterproof your makeup with some magical finds.
L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara Lasting Volume, $8.54
Any mascara fan has probably come across L’Oréal’s Bambi Eye Mascara before, and it’s adored by many for its lengthening formula. If you’re a fan of the regular version, or you want to try a fresh waterproof mascara, this one is a strong recommendation, and it’s less than $10!
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, $36
MAC foundations are some of the bests in the industry, and they’re particularly popular among makeup artists for the customisable colors and finishes. This waterproof foundation has a transfer-proof formula that you can trust to stay all day without any movement at all. Plus, it’s got plenty of coverage, so it’s suitable waterproof foundation for anyone who’s a fan of that.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, $21
This Dipbrow Pomade is an iconic product in the beauty industry, and it allows you to do so much with your eyebrows. It’s one of the best waterproof makeup products for your brows. By taking a thin brush, you can create precise, hair-like strokes with it or, if you’re looking for all over color, blend it out. No matter what you do, you can be assured that it won’t budge.
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, $7.79
Creating a cat eye can be difficult, and a lot of it comes down to the tools you’re using. And no one wants their eyeliner to run. This waterproof gel eyeliner has a creamy, easily spreadable formula to make it even easier to achieve a crisp line with impressive color payoff. Plus, it comes with a thin brush to give you more control and precision with your product.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara, $23
Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Splashes waterproof mascara promises to add volume to your lashes and give them extra length. If you want to coat your lashes in a high-pigment black that won’t slide throughout the day, even when you take a swim, this one’s for you.
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Eye Liner Pencil, $24
Waterproof mascaras are something most of us are familiar with, but have you ever considered adding some color to your eyes without it washing off? This waterproof eyeliner from Cargo Cosmetics comes in a variety of colorful hues that you can use to create an eye masterpiece. This is one of the best waterproof makeup products we’ve found for a colorful look!
bareMinerals Statement Lip Matte Liquid Lipstick, $20
Taking a swim shouldn’t mean you need to skimp on the lipstick, so it’s time to try this waterproof lipstick. It comes in luscious, vibrant colors that’ll really make a statement. Plus, there’s no need to worry about wearing an overly drying liquid lipstick formula, as this one feels buttery and soft.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, $33
We’ve talked about this setting spray before in our email newsletter, Conversational (get on the list if you’re not already!), and it’s used and loved by not only our editors, but Miss Florida herself. She wore it while shooting this underwater photo series for us a while back, and let me tell you – that makeup did not move! If you’ve ever wondered how to waterproof your makeup – this is the product for you!