Not trying to throw shade on water, but it can seriously rain on my parade.
Swimming, humidity, unexpected rain showers, you name it—if it’s H2O-based, it’s bound to cause a makeup meltdown. The good news is good ‘ol agua doesn’t stand a chance against the toughest beauty product around: waterproof makeup.
From foundation to lip color, here are my moisture-resistant picks for a full-face makeup routine that can weather any storm.
Rain or shine, this foundation/concealer hybrid holds up so you can avoid makeup meltdowns. The Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer withstands water, heat and humidity exposure with a breathable formula that comfortably hugs skin. Apply a single layer for full coverage flawlessness that stays strong in any type of weather.
Need waterproof eyeshadow, cream contour, bronzer and blush? Danessa Myricks delivers! Her Beauty Waterproof Cream Palettes come with a variety of water-resistant shades that seamlessly blend over skin for smooth, buildable color.
Use the Essentials Palette to create a flawless contour and matte bronze that won’t budge with water exposure. Or use the pink and red colors within The Vivid Palette as a wet-proof lipstick and blush for a natural-looking flush. Every kit available features shades that work great as eyeshadow too, so you can wear simple matte or metallic smoky eyes anywhere you please.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner & Sisley-Paris Phyto-Khol Star Waterproof Pencil, $22, $55
Sweating, swimming, crying—whatever happens, these eyeliners stay strong so you can do you. A cult favorite, Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner delivers defined, smudge-proof eyes with a fine marker-like tip. If pencil is your thing, pick Sisley-Paris Phyto-Khol Star Waterproof Pencil for long-lasting color that weathers rain, humidity, tears, sweat, and oil. Whether you create subtle eye-enhancing lines or dramatic cat-eyes, know these liners ensure that your smolder stays put.
Waterproof mascara is my everyday go-to. Not only does it combat mascara lines, it also helps maintain your lash curl to keep strands lifted. With water and smudge-proof separation, Inglot’s Volume and Waterproof Mascara gives you a falsies feel without clumping. Go ahead and cry tears of joy!
Give your pout some lip plumping oomph with eight hour waterproof color. Infused with an anti-aging combination of peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and avocado oil, YLBB Waterproof Lip Liner Stain treats and conditions skin while keeping color in place. The ultra-creamy formula stays put without drying skin or bleeding for feather-free shades that last.
Make your makeup routine bulletproof by setting it with a breathable spray specifically designed to resist moisture. As the title states, Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray is great for weddings, but I think this hardworking mist is a must-use for a photo-ready complexion on all special occasions—or even on the daily. After a couple spritzes, the ultra-fine spray creates an invisible barrier that holds all day long without creasing, fading, smudging, or settling into fine lines.