By Becca Gregg
Most of us can agree that nine times out of ten, makeup on the beach is an unspoken beauty don’t. It’s safe to say that makeup and water don’t always go hand in hand. After all, what’s sexy about raccoon-esque eyes and pores clogged by an unflattering concoction of caked foundation and sweat? That being said, you may not be ready for your new beau to see you makeup-free quite yet (unless, of course, it’s a Makeup Free Monday!) and who wants to pass up a steamy sea-side getaway for fear of a makeup-meltdown?
Bottom line: the last thing you need is for your eyeliner to melt and run at the first drop of moisture or for your fear of mascara trickling down your cheeks to keep you from taking a dip in the pool. Even if a lounge chair is (regrettably) far from your summer plans, you are nevertheless bound to experience the effects of the heat, humidity and other everyday blunders that can instantly ruin a flawless face… leaving the efforts we put into it nearly down the mascara tube.
Despite what happens throughout the day (or night) your makeup should stay put. So, being the good girlfriends that we are, The Beauty Bean has tracked down the ones that will. We took them for a swim (literally), and are pleased to present you with the products that passed our lifeguard test. Be it waves, humid temps, a quick face wash or even your boyfriend pushing you in the pool, these products will be in it for the (wet) long-haul.
For perfectly defined eyes that’ll withstand the first, second and third signs of moisture:
Rimmel Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara, $11.99, amazon.com
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black Noir, $14, target.com
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, $20, Beauty.com
For a natural bronze glow that’ll leave other pool-goers believing you’re from the Mediterranean:
JK Jemma Kidd Show Stopper Water Resistant Bronzer, $23, target.com
For a pouty lip stain that’ll look as if you’ve just eaten a cherry popsicle:
Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain, $19, amazon.com
For a multi-purpose product that can be tossed in your tote bag used for everything from eyes to lips to cheeks:
Make Up For Ever Professional Aqua Cream, $22, sephora.com