There is seriously nothing worse than getting all dolled up for a big night out -- or even just because you wanted to wear a little extra makeup while you're shopping or getting your nails done -- and having it drip down your face in extreme heat and humidity. As Samantha said during the series finale of Sex and the City, "Bad enough I lose my hair, now I have my face running down my couture." From sweat to surf, waterproof makeup is the only way to go. You don't have to worry about it streaking, slipping or otherwise sliding this way and that -- and you can guarantee a fresh, gorgeous face no matter where you go! These products are definite musts in the hot summer months.
Worse than crying through a sad movie? Finding out your mascara ran down your cheeks and made you look like a raccoon. This stuff stays in place for hours -- no amount of rain, sweat or tears will make it disappear! Not only that, your lashes will look more fabulous than you ever thought possible. I mean, ever.
$25 at sephora.com
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Bourbon. 1999. Gunmetal. Lust. Does it get any better than these color names? It does when you find out they're all waterproof! These pencils glide on smoothly and creamily, lending a touch of shimmer to your eyes without flaking, fading or streaking. It really doesn't get any better than this.
$20 at sephora.com
Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Deep Black
Want the ultimate smoky eye? Then you'd better pick up one of these pots, which contain color so rich your eyes will be begging for mercy. Or is that the guy you have that hot date on the beach with? Either way, the waterproof formula definitely won't let you down.
$20 at beauty.com
The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover
Aside from the fact that I like to see "chamomile" spelled with an h, this product totally has me sold. It's fragrance-free, it's formulated with soothing chamomile and allantoin, and it comes in a fabulous gel form. Plus it really does remove all traces of waterproof makeup -- even those tough ones like Diorshow!
$24 at thebodyshop.com
L'Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour
Whether you fancy pink, red or coral, this gloss is seriously the way to go. It lasts for hours and hours (read my review here!), and doesn't flake or fade unevenly. Plus the packaging is just so glam. Your lips will be kissable with color whether you're playing volleyball on the beach or laying out by the pool -- or if you're lucky like my roommate, lounging on your gym's roof deck.
$11.99 at drugstore.com
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover
Not only will this foundation seriously not budge all day long, it dries to a matte finish and even has SPF 15! Five shades, from Creamy Ivory to Medium Deep, suit a variety of skin tones. It can even be used to cover unsightly scars on your body. Pretty amazing all around, right?
$37 at sephora.com