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Water Resistant Makeup – Lipstick, Foundation & Mascara

Water Resistant Makeup – Lipstick, Foundation & Mascara
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Waterproof makeup is an essential when it comes to hot summer months.

If you naturally have smooth skin, colored lips, thick black eyelashes and winged eyeliner, congratulations. We’d love to have a sit down conversation with you.

If you’re like the rest of us and you use makeup to create this look, you’ll find this guide very useful for the next three months and possibly, for the rest of your life. It really just depends on how many times per year you need to jump into a body of water and come out looking just like you did before you got in, except more like January Jones.

Not swimming? These water resistant products are still great for your average summer day considering waterproof also means sweat and smudge proof.

We’ve created a water resistant makeup guide for your whole face so that you can lock in your look with ease.

What Is The Best Kind Of Waterproof Makeup?

In case you’re not in the mood to try 27 different versions of every kind of makeup and splash your face with water to figure out what actually works, we'll give you the gist.

The best kind of waterproof makeup if the kind of makeup that doesn’t run, smudge or come off while you’re swimming, but still comes off with graceful ease at the end of the day.

We’ve rounded up all the things that do exactly that:

Water Resistant Lips

You’ve probably tried so called “waterproof lipstick,” that either just is not at all waterproof, or is definitely water proof and requires you to peel it off of your lips like cement, leaving them dry and helpless.

Luckily, these water resistant lip looks do none of the above, they do however wear all day and fade slowly and subtly without leaving weird half colored marks around your lips.

Water Resistant Gloss

Illamasqua Hypnotica Liquid Lip Lure- We like this one because it’s glides on easily and requires no professional assistance.

You simply swipe it on like normal lip gloss, let it dry and need not worry about it all summer long. This is glossy while still having the perfect burst of color and lasts about 3-4 hours without re-application.

Water Resistant Stain

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Sheer Tints If you’re more of a lip-stain girl, this stuff will seriously be your new favorite lip product. Not only does it moisturize your lips but it also has sunscreen in it, so it’s great for summer pool days.

This is a good base to wear under lipstick if you want to make sure your lips stay soft and colored underneath. It also stands great alone for a light swipe of color.

Water Resistant Foundation

Water resistant foundation sounds like a thing of science fiction, but we have some pretty great tried and true coverage products that will last through it all, even swimming.

Water Resistant SPF Foundation

Dermablend Smooth Liquid Foundation Make-Up– This is the kind of foundation that is easy to mix in with your moisturizer or use as a base underneath other makeup products.

On summer days however, when you’re not in the mood to do a full routine, this stuff alone will keep you lightly covered through heat and water. It contains sunscreen too, so apart from concealing imperfections it also gives your skin a healthy shield.

Water Resistant Foundation Serum

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum – The Perricone Serum is often talked about for it’s unique texture and glow-without shine abilities. It comes in one universal shade that adapts to your skin tone.

You can apply it after moisturizer or in place of if your skin is on the oily side of the spectrum. This makes your skin incredibly soft after applying and we mean it when we say you’ll have a hard time keeping your hands off of it.

Water Resistant Mascara

Water Resistant Sport Mascara

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara – Black – If you spend time in the summer boating, surfing, synchronized swimming, or even just taking baths, you need this mascara. Bathing is a sport, right?

The amazing thing about this mascara is that instead of just smudging un-doable crap all over your eyes it actually creates these tiny little tubes over each eyelash which you can actually just pull off at the end of a long summer day without ruining your lashes.

Water Resistant Volumizing Mascara

Revitalash Volumizing Mascara – Raven– Revitalash is always on our radar because like the name suggests, their products really do revive your lashes and bring them back to a life they’ve never known.

For example, some of our team members who used to swear by eyelash extensions and took a chance on this stuff, and they promise they will never return to anything else. It is mascara yes, but it also enhances your lashes and gives them a healthy boost, even while being waterproof. Basically magic.

Bonus: Water Resistant Eyeliner

Looking for even more waterproof products? Here are some of our favorite resistant liners!


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