Waterproof Makeup: Keep Your Makeup in Place When It’s Raining

Waterproof Makeup: Keep Your Makeup in Place When It’s Raining

I live in the Bay Area of Northern California, and we have been getting pounded with uncharacteristic torrential rain.  Well, maybe torrential is a bit of a stretch, but nonetheless, we are getting drenched.  If you, like me, take the time to apply makeup, I’m sure that you want it to be in place even after you face the elements.

Over the years, I have learned a few tricks and found a few product that help makeup last through various forms of attack by water—be it sweat from extreme temperatures, water at the beach or the winter rain we are currently experiencing.


1.  Primer

This magic potion helps makeup stay in place and prevents skin care (moisturizers and serums) from leaving the skin.

Try:  Smashbox  Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer $38
A luminizing primer that fills in fine lines and pores while imparting a beautiful luminous glow to skin.


2.  Foundation

A foundation that repels water is a must.

Try: Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup $38

This waterproof, ultra-light, water-based gel contains no emulsifiers and provides a totally natural, satin finish.

vapour beauty multi use aura cheek stain


3.  Cheek Stain

Flush your cheeks with color that stays put.

Try: Vapour Beauty Aura Multi-Use Blush – Stain $28

Multi-tasker for cheeks, lips and  eyes, with all-day high-impact color.


urban decay potion primer eden4.  Waterproof Eye Makeup

Keep eyeshadow, liner and mascara in place with water resistant formulas while not sacrificing on color, starting with and eyelid primer.

Try: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Eden (nude and matte) $18 or $23 or XL

An eye prep product that provides smoother, longer-lasting, and absolutely crease-proof eyeshadowin a very-wearable, tawny, matte hue.

Try: SmashboxWaterproof Shadow Liner Duo $25

A waterproof and crease-resistant cream shadow and liner duo.


Try: L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara $7.99


5.  Long-Wearing Lip color

Whether it’s a rainy day or the sun is shining, you can’t go wrong with a natural lip stain.

Try: TarteLipSurgence™ Natural Lip Tint $24

A natural lip stain that is clinically proven to increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%.


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