As June sneaks closer to July, wasting time on BuzzFeed is replaced by wasting time over-thinking your summer vacation preparations. Should we rent a car? Will there be WiFi at the hotel? Is my mascara going to hold out in the pool? The last one we can help you with — the answer is probably no. When someone pushes you into a pool or a giant wave knocks you off your feet, you will need stiffer stuff than your usual makeup: you need to go waterproof. Keep reading for your new pool-ready beauty routine.
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Getting a lipstick to stay in place is difficult enough when water isn't involved, but these hold on their own. For a prettifying wash of color, go for Benefit's posietint (which also works brilliantly as a blush). If you're going for a Jerry Hall-in-a-swimsuit vibe, try Max Factor's Lipfinity in So Glamourous or opt for Revlon ColorBurst Matte in Unapologetic.
No one wants to add a layer of smudged eyeliner to their dark circles, so give one of these a whirl. For a sharp line that won't budge, try Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Use Becca's Ultimate Creme Eyeliner in Romanesque to build up a thick flick with a brush or go for a hazier, more sultry look with Eyeko's Me & My shadow.
There are over two million Google search results for waterproof mascara, but finding one that comes off as easily as regular mascara isn't so easy. It took some searching, but these do a great job: Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof for Bridgette Bardot volume, bareMinerals' Locked & Coated Waterproof Lash Topcoat to turn any mascara into a waterproof one, and Maybelline's Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara for a natural boost.
Summer is probably the time to give your skin a break, but we all get the occasional blemish that we'd like the option to cover up. There are very few waterproof concealers on the market, but these are the cult ones to know: Covermark Concealer for absolutely opaque coverage, Lancome's Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer if you prefer liquid, and Shu Uemura's Pro-Gel Concealer for mid-light coverage.
Yep, waterproof bronzer actually does exist. Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer is Internet famous for its durability, while Rimmel's Natural Bronzer is a great, inexpensive alternative. Tarte's Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer is another cult favorite.
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