Beyond the Sea: Waterproof Makeup You Can (Actually) Swim With

Post heat wave, we can only assume you’ve got your sweat-proof makeup routine down pat. But what happens when you want to dive headlong into a bracingly chilly body of water, say, the Atlantic Ocean? (Or your neighbor’s kiddie pool that you’ve been eyeing?) Trouble is, the term “water resistant” has always been sketchy. Does that mean splash proof, or can it handle being totally submerged? Trial and error is the only way to find out. Here’s a collection of products that you can feel confident wearing knowing you won’t emerge from the waves and be mistaken for a raccoon.

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara. This new light-weight gel formula has been tested in the ocean and through sweat-drenched workouts. The exclusive Japanese formula features microcrystalline wax, and the dense and fuzzy brush will increase length and volume without the usual goopy look that comes with most waterproof formulas. It’s the real deal, so don’t waste your time trying to get it off with out eye makeup remover.

Speaking of which, let us introduce you to Make Up Forever Sensitive Eye Cleanser. Going to bed with waterproof eye makeup is not a pretty scene come morning. This cleanser will work to remove the blackest masacara, yet it’s gentle, soothing, and moisturizing.

Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer. This oil-free and long-lasting formula is specially designed for swimming, outdoor activities, and the summer heat. It comes in a handy swivel compact with a PETA-friendly brush applicator. It’s also free of parabens, fragrances, sulfates, and synthetic dyes. Love the name, too.

Dior Skin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25. They’re not kidding when they say “extreme wear.” This waterproof foundation is inspired by a nanotechnology delivery system to ensure that it remains in place. Also boasts a hydra gel moisture stabilizing system.

Jump right in, the water’s divine.

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