Long-Lasting Makeup for All of Summer's Outdoor Adventures

The best way to keep your lipstick and foundation intact in the heat is with water-resistant products that are specifically formulated to stay put all day long. From a priming base to a volumizing mascara, these products will keep your look fresh as the temperature rises.

For the most part, we suggest going makeup-free and sunscreen-heavy during most outdoor activities—such as hiking in the mountains or snorkeling off the coast, should you be so lucky to indulge—but day-long poolside hangs and outdoor summer weddings are cause enough to invest in durable cosmetics.


Place your trust in the waterproof items below!

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Eyeshadow

This eyeshadow looks like a powder but sets more like a cream, and it bonds to skin exquisitely.

Infallible Eyeshadow by L'Oreal, $8, ulta.com.

Primer

Essentially all primers should help makeup last longer, but the Aqua Seal powerfully locks in powders and pencils with just a few drops. Add a bit of the formula to your brushes, then dip them into your blush, foundation, lipstick pot, or whatever else needs to stay put.

Aqua Seal Waterproof Liquid Converter, $21, makeupforever.com.

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Eyelid Base

Another way to make sure powder-based eyeshadow won't be easily rinsed away is to add an eyelid primer before application. And here's a tip: apply this to your cheeks before using blush, too!

Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolour Base, $27, lancome-usa.com.

Concealer

Concealer is one of those products you definitely don't want to see disappear throughout the day. Patch up blemishes with this product that will cover up and only let go when you say so.

Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer, $23, tartecosmetics.com.

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Lipstick

When reaping the benefits of a waterproof lip color such as this one, you will notice that it protects against most things, including eating, drinking, licking, and dryness—pretty much every eventuality you might have to worry about while wearing lipstick.

Amore Matte Lip Crème, $9, milanicosmetics.com.

Foundation

There's nothing worse than foundation accidentally transferring onto your shirt (especially that bright, white T-shirt you just bought). You can avoid situations like this with Kat Von D's base. The formula includes what the brand refers to as "siliconic elastomers" and "silicone ester," binding polymers that keep the product intact.

Lock-It Foundation by Kat Von D, $35, sephora.com.

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Eyeliner

This summer, stick to felt-tip liquid liners that will stay on your lids. Stila doesn't lie when they make the "stay all day" claim, and by the time you go to wash your face, you will want to make sure you own a powerful eye-makeup remover.

Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $22, stilacosmetics.com.

Blush

This light-diffusing powder blush will give your cheeks a glowy, clean finish without looking cakey. All you need is a light wash of the color (which you can apply with a large makeup brush) and you're good to go.

Water Resistant Blush, $26, birchbox.com.
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Mascara

Benefit's holy grail mascara withstands all of life's most intrusive liquids: eyebrow sweat, summer rain, and tears of joy that run down your face while watching your cousin get married. Honestly, this will be in our makeup bags all summer long.

They're Real! Lengthening Mascara, $24, benefitcosmetics.com.
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