Waterproof Makeup for Summer

Summer often comes with the stress of worrying about your makeup washing off in the swimming pool, or smearing because of the heat. Furthermore, you may have anxieties about wearing makeup to the beach because of the aforementioned reasons. Long story short, it’s no fun trying to keep water off of your face while swimming, or keeping makeup from smearing in the hot weather. Fortunately, waterproof makeup enables you to wear makeup to the pool or beach, and keep it there until you’re ready for it to come off.

The labels on waterproof makeup are self-explanatory, and the product doesn’t come off unless it’s wet. Waterproof cosmetics aren’t only for swimming pools or oceans though because they can be used for everyday wear to keep your mascara and eye liner from smearing all over. Another big reason for wearing waterproof makeup over other products is that it’s far less likely to smear or transfer during a kiss. This is especially important for women who wear bold lip colors! Moving past the basics, here are some more details about waterproof makeup.


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You’ll have a large selection to choose from when it comes to waterproof makeup since it’s available in nearly every brand.

There are waterproof:

  • concealers,
  • blushes,
  • lipsticks,
  • brow pencils,
  • and even waterproof eye shadows.

But while there may be variety with waterproof makeup, you also have to be careful because the cost can be significantly higher than its counterpart. Luckily, you won’t need to purchase from expensive brands to find quality products because manufacturers of all price ranges make waterproof makeup.

If you have a drugstore brand that you trust, like L’Oreal or CoverGirl, then try using their line of waterproof cosmetics. The odds of you finding success in a brand that you already trust are higher than trying to find a new brand that you’re unfamiliar with. With this all being said, read on for tips on how to get waterproof makeup to work for you.

Cleanse your face

Applying waterproof makeup is no different than applying any other type of makeup.

  1. You’ll need a clean face to begin with, so cleanse your face to remove makeup;
  2. Then cleanse again to get the leftover residue off of your skin.


  1. You should now apply a moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher; you can try using a tinted moisturizer for full coverage.
  2. Let the moisturizer absorb into your skin for five minutes, and during this time, you can be getting dressed, brushing your teeth, fixing your hair, or doing any other chore you need to complete.

The moisturizer will be the base for your makeup, and will also keep your exposure to the sun at a minimum.

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