Let's face it, hot weather and sweat go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, the summer heat, splashing around the pool, or even getting caught out in a sudden rain shower can wreak havoc on your makeup.
Luckily, many cosmetic companies have caught on and invented amazing waterproof makeup. If you're not careful, you can spend a small fortune testing various waterproof makeup. But have no fear beauty mavens, you don't have to! We turned to women around the country for their picks on the best waterproof makeup on the market today and here are their favorites.
Benefit Benetint, $28
"I'm a huge proponent of fun in the sun...that is, as long as it doesn't turn my makeup into a goopy mess. I use Benefit's Benetint lip and cheek stain
year-round, but it especially shines in the summer. Since it's a stain, it doesn't run like lipstick or glob up like blush when it gets wet. Both sweat and humidity don't faze it. And
it lasts practically all day. It's a super effective way to add a touch of subtle color to your face; it's the only makeup I bring along to the beach."
- Megan, 27, California
WetN'Wild H20 Proof Eyeliner, $4
"Liquid eyeliner is my miracle product: I always wear it to give my eyes a "pop." That's why I LOVE my Wet N' Wild H20 Proof Liquid Eyeliner
. It doesn't come off unless I intentionally scrub it off. I'm not exaggerating when I say it lasts through anything: chlorine-filled pools, saltwater, sweat, etc. It's my favorite item in my makeup bag, and a definite bonus that it's waterproof. Another reason I cannot stop raving about this product: it's only $3.99!"
- Mary, 22, California
Studio Finish Concealer, $16.50
"The best waterproof concealer is Studio Finish Concealer
by MAC Cosmetics. This creamy cover-up hides blemishes, evens out skin tone, and protects skin from the sun's harmful rays with SPF 35. I wear it every day, usually on its own with a little powder to set or over a layer of liquid foundation if I'm going for a more glamorous look. I love MAC's Studio Finish because whether I'm sweaty after a long workout or wet from a dip in the pool, the water-resistant concealer stays put."
- Nadria, 30, Alabama
Almay Get Up & Grow, $7.99
"Almay has a line called One Coat Get Up & Grow
. It has a hypoallergenic, pro-vitamin, anti-breakage formula that also somehow manages to be waterproof. By the end of the day, there was no flaking and very little smudging around my eyes...It's the beautiful trifecta of working well, being healthy and staying cheap."
- Ali, 25, New York
Infallible Never Fail Lipolour, $10
"The most effective waterproof makeup I own is the Infallible Never Fail Lipolour
by L'Oreal. This lipstick works by first adding a stain to the lips and then covering the color with balm to give it a smooth, soft texture. The lip stain is especially suitable for nights on the town or dining out, because it not only resists contact with fluids but also makes it through the day's mealtimes without smudging or leaving stains on drinkware or flatware."
- Diana, 31, Minnesota
CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast, $8
"CoverGirl's new Intense ShadowBlast
is the best waterproof eyeshadow. Not only is it waterproof, it has a built in primer, so the color lasts for hours. I wear it everyday, whether at work or relaxing at the pool, because there is no need to reapply. Applying it to your eyelids is easy with the wand applicator, and it will not crease. It comes in different shades including blue, pink, green, beige, and brown. Go to CoverGirl's website to get color-matched, to find your perfect shade."
- Kara, 22, Virginia
Maybelline Superstay Lipgloss, $6
"Maybelline Superstay Lipgloss
is my absolute must-have waterproof make-up. It is a two-part lip color: you paint on the color, let that dry, then coat it with the gloss. It will stay on through eating, drinking, swimming and kissing without a smudge. I love it while traveling, because you apply it once, then forget it."
- Lara, 37, Florida
Two Faced Perfect Eyes, $18
"This eyeliner is a pencil that glides across my eyes as easily as liquid. Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner
gives me a creamy texture and highly pigmented color that doesn't smear, smudge or slide off my eyes. No raccoon eyes for me, even after a sad movie. My favorite color is black orchid."
- Jen, 38, Illinois
Supernatural Airbrush, $35
"I don't like heavy makeup. That is why I use Philosophy Supernatural Airbrush Canvas
. It is a lightweight makeup that is a foundation, concealer, powder, and has SPF. Therefore, I use it to cover up small acne blemishes. I also use it when I am at the beach and pool as a sunscreen."
- Rachel, 40, California
Dermablend Cover Creme, $32
"Dermablend Professional Cover Creme in Golden Bronze
is the real deal. I love this makeup because it definitely is waterproof and smudge proof. Even during the hot humid summer months. It does not run or stain my clothing and coverage lasts the whole day. Remember to use very sparingly. A little bit of the waterproof makeup goes a long way. This waterproof makeup really does provide excellent coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. Another thing that I like about the makeup is that it easily covers the dark circles under my eyes. The makeup looks natural and makes my skin feel smooth."
- BB, 48, Pennsylvania
IBM Waterproof Mascara, $8.34
"All my closest friends know that I refuse to be seen without mascara. When I head to the beach in the historically rich town of St. Augustine, Florida, I like people to notice my look, so I put on IBM Waterproof Black Mascara
. The best thing about IBM Waterproof Black Mascara is that it is vegan as well as fragrance-free."
- Theresa, 25, Florida
MK Waterproof Mascara, $10
"The best waterproof makeup is Mary Kay Waterproof Mascara
. Tears and water I fear no more. Whether it was going swimming or crying at my stepsisters wedding, this mascara stayed put. No streaking or running. It is tear, pool, saltwater and humidity proof. Plus, it makes my thin lashes look longer and fuller. I never knew swimming or crying could make my eyes look so good!"
- Donna, 38, New York
Matte Waterproof Bronzer, $29
"Matte Waterproof Bronzer
is mineral-based and has a matte waterproof finish that leaves your skin glowing without all the unnecessary shimmer you would find in a non-matte bronzer, which can make the skin look over polished... The best part about this bronzer is the waterproof component, which has the ability to withstand the long hot humid days without causing your bronzer to run."
- Nana, 21, Tennessee
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