Now that it’s summer, you have all the reason to look your best and snag that cute guy from across the room. You always want to put on your best face for the crowd, but what about when the activities get a little wet? You’ll be going to water parks, pool parties and beach outings, but you do not want your makeup to be the bad news of the evening. Here I’ve found the best waterproof makeup, both high end and drugstore brands, on the market. This way you won’t have to go through the summer with mascara running down your face. 

Let’s start with the most important item: mascara. It’s the only makeup that can upgrade your face with a swipe on the eyelashes because of its ability to make your eyes seem bigger and more appealing. Urban Decay’s Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara has been tested in the water as well as the sweaty gym to ensure that it doesn’t budge, nor flake while wearing it. Or you can go to the drugstore and pick up the famed CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume Blasting Waterproof Mascara. This mascara claims that its volume boosting formula maxes out each lash in rain or shine. Either way, both make sure your lashes stay lush, volumized and lengthened with no sign of raccoon eyes!

Now I know we all have some dark spots, discoloration or acne scars that we wish to cover. It’s OK; we all want that even skin, and now we can get it. Use MAC Face and Body Foundation to even skin tone on your face as well as your body. Embarrassing scars on your legs or dark, discolored knee caps (guilty) can all go away with this miracle formula. As a replacement, you can try out a little bit of the Revlon ColorStay Foundation because of its reputation of great staying power. As a side tip, try not to go in and out of the water a lot, or else some blemishes you have may uncover themselves.

Still want a little color on your lips instead of wearing plain, sticky gloss? Try a lipstain. Lipstain has the application and color of a lipstick, some with a glossy finish, but it will stay on your lips for the rest of the day as a stain. One of the best department store brands is Tarte’s LipSurgence Natural Lipstain; a lipstain that increases the moisture in your lips by 6000% and stays on for hours. Wow! A great second choice would be Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain. The beautiful Jessica Biel even showed this product off in the Revlon commercial!

Last but not least, the second most important accessory to your eyes: eyeliner. You can wear different colors and textures to bring out your eyes. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, for $20.00, gives you the staying power you want in your eyeliner all day in an easy-to-use pen. If you still want the pen for a lower price, try Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner that promises no budge after applying your signature cat eye look to impress all. Now you have all the tools to put your best face forward, rain or shine.




MAC Face and Body Foundation $33.00

Revlon Colorstay Foundation $12.99

Urban Decay Cannonball mascara $20.00

Covergirl Lash Blast Volumizing Waterproof Mascara $6.99

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lipstain $24.00

Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain $8.99

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner $20.00

Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner $7.99