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Summertime signals the start of the sweaty season — are you prepared with the best waterproof makeup? Instead of feeling your makeup slip, slide, and streak throughout the day, take back your confidence with a waterproof formula that will lock in your look. You’ll be able to swim in the ocean with your grandkids or sweat through your weekend gardening session without worrying that your face will melt off.
We’ve rounded up the best waterproof beauty products on the market to help you look your best this summer and beyond, from waterproof mascara and eyeliner to setting sprays and powders. Just toss them in your beach bag and go enjoy the great outdoors!
Keep scrolling for Woman’s World’s picks for the best callus removers, so you can slip into summer sandals without a second thought.
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Waterproof Makeup For Beach
Best Waterproof Mascara
Where to buy: $17.97, Amazon
Tetyana Naturals' Glossiva 4D Silk Fiber Eyelash Mascara is long-lasting, waterproof and won't budge no matter where your summer adventures take you. It's made with non-toxic ingredients so people with sensitive eyes, including contact lense wearers, should have no problem. Waterproof mascaras are notorious for being difficult to remove, but this one makes the process simple — just apply warm water and use your favorite makeup remover.
"When I got this product I was skeptical about it being waterproof because all the waterproof mascara I have worked with have been very hard to wash off but this one comes off perfectly using a regular drugstore makeup remover. I tested the waterproof abilities at the pool and fortunately it didn't threaten to come off at all... I have not noticed any clumping nor flaking with this mascara..." one shopper said.
Waterproof Makeup Products
Best Waterproof Eyeliner
Where to buy: $22, Sephora
Applying eyeliner perfectly takes a lot of practice and patience — so it's only right to celebrate when you do it well. With Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, you can show it off as long as you want. Choose from eight fun, fashionable shades, including chocolate brown, a classic black, and a vibrant green.
With reviews like this one, how can you not try it out? "Doesn't smudge, doesn't flake, dries super fast, thin line, thick line, the blackest pigment ever, and shaped like a pen so that anyone--beginner or not--can easily maneuver it. Stop even thinking about other eyeliners, this is the only one that matters. GO BUY IT!"
Waterproof Makeup For Swimming
Best Waterproof Concealer
Where to buy: $26, Sephora
For a full-coverage concealer that won't crease or crack, there's none better than It Cosmetics' Bye Bye Under Eye. This waterproof, anti-aging formula camouflages dark circles so you look fresh, alert, and well-rested. Beneath the surface, collagen, peptides, and hyaluronic acid work together to enhance your complexion, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and plumping your skin. It's available in almost 50 shades, so every woman will be able to find her perfect color.
"Favorite concealer. I swim a lot, so I love that it's waterproof. The coverage is full but natural, just like their CC creams, but you MUST warm it up with your finger and use as little as possible," one reviewer advised.
Waterproof Makeup For Swimmers
Best Waterproof Foundation
Where to buy: $36, Ulta
MAC's waterproof makeup foundation is designed to stick with you for up to 36 hours, through sweat, tears, rain, and even a dip in the pool. (That said, you should remove your makeup before bed each night.) This foundation provides medium to full coverage and a satiny smooth finish. Women with all skin types can enjoy this MAC foundation, but it's oil-free formula may be especially appealing to those with oily skin.
"Didn't think I would like it due to it being a natural finish and having oily skin, but I am absolutely in love!!" one shopper raved. "This foundation makes my skin look so flawless and stays on the whole day without streaking or me sweating it off. I see some shine peeking through towards the end of the day but still far less than if I were bare faced. It also barely even feels like you have anything on your face, but the coverage is definitely there."
Waterproof Makeup Setting Spray
Best Waterproof Makeup Setting Spray
Where to buy: $27.55, Amazon
Plenty of brides who want waterproof makeup for their weddings swear by Skindinavia's The Makeup Finishing Spray — and if it's good enough for women on their wedding days, then it's good enough for us. This setting spray comes with Skindinavia's patented temperature control technology, which prevents your face from getting too oily. You only need a few spritzes to enjoy kiss-proof, sweat-proof, and waterproof protection.
"Used this for both my own wedding in May, and also for my best friend’s wedding (outside, in the South, in August. Can you say hot/humid). If it can stand the Southern humidity for 12+, it can stand anything. 10/10 would recommend. Absolutely best setting spray I’ve used," one reviewer wrote.
Best Waterproof Makeup For Swimming
Best Waterproof Makeup Powder
Where to buy: $34, Sephora
A matte, translucent setting powder works wonders for mature skin, locking your foundation in place without highlighting wrinkles and fine lines like shimmery powders tend to do. Urban Decay's All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder does all of that without diminishing your natural glow. Just one application will last you all through the day (and night!) — no touch up necessary.
"This does exactly what it says it will! My makeup stayed perfect even after diving into a pool. It keeps everything in place throughout a 14 hour day and a very sweaty two hour workout. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something to keep their makeup in place through the hot summer months," one woman said.
Waterproof Makeup Bags
Best Waterproof Makeup Bag
Where to buy: $11.67, Amazon
Every woman needs a waterproof makeup bag to store the essentials. Not only is this five-piece set from Meetory a good deal, but its clear design means we'll never be without our favorite products that we thought we tossed into our bags; now we can see if it's actually there! Plus the colored striping at the top of the bags allows for further levels of organization if you so choose. We like the idea of using one bag for makeup and the other for necessities like sunscreen, tampons, and panty liners.