The Best Waterproof Makeup That'll Stay On Even When You're Splashing Around In The Pool

When summer weather brings on the humidity and the sweat, long-wearing and waterproof makeup products are a must. While it's not always the best for your skin to layer on the makeup for a day at the pool or the beach, sometimes we just want a little glamour while we swim. It's annoying enough to have to worry if makeup is outlasting sweat, and even worse to have to worry if a crashing wave is going to wash off your cat eye. So when it comes to primping for the pool, it's important to have makeup that is totally waterproof. These 14 will help your makeup, from your lashes to your lips, stay flawless all day whether you're racing down a water slide, jumping waves, or just kicking it in the shallow end.

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by Miki Hayes


Cover dark circles and imperfections with this concealer that won’t budge.

Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer, $31, Sephora


Warm the complexion and contour with a matte bronzer that will stay put in the pool.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, $30, Sephora


This buildable blush is totally sweat and waterproof for an all-day flush.

Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush, $26, Amazon


For a radiant complexion, this illuminator can provide 12 hours of waterproof glow and hydration.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting, $52, N ordstrom

Cream Base

This waterproof cream can be used as an eyeliner or even all over the lid as a shadow.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color, $18, Ulta


This easy-to-apply eyeshadow boasts 24 hours of wear for a fade and crease-proof look.

Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color, $24, Amazon


The pigment-packed formula of this eyeliner glides on smoothly, is easily blendable, and sets for totally waterproof wear.

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner, $19, S ephora

Liquid Eyeliner

Don’t worry about that perfect cat-eye disappearing in the pool. It’ll stay put with this waterproof liquid liner.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $22, Amazon


Sure, there are plenty of waterproof mascaras, but this one was specifically tested at sea to make sure lashes stay voluminous even with waves crashing down on them.

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, $20, Ulta

Lip Liner

Line and define lips with color that will stay all day. This liner even comes with a brush and sharpener for flawless application.

Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner, $13,

See similar: Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner, $12, Sephora

Lip Stain

This matte lip color is hydrating yet won’t budge. And the best part is they can be mixed and matched to create a custom shade.

Palladio Lip Stain, $6, Amazon

Brow Pomade

For brows that will actually stay on (fleek), this all-in-one powder/gel/pencil/setting wax locks brows down for 24 waterproof hours.

Too Faced Bulletproof Brows, $30, U lta

Brow Set

This tinted brow gel has a unique applicator that both defines brows and locks them in place.

Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker, $22, Sephora

Everything Else

And for any other product you might want to waterproof that isn’t already, this converter can transform powder and pencil products into smudge-proof makeup.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal, $21, S ephora