Fool-Proof Pool-Proof Picks

Fool-Proof Pool-Proof Picks

Discover our favorite waterproof products that never fail

Between the heat and humidity of summer, it’s hard to find makeup that lasts all day without melting away. Then when we want to cool off at the pool or on the beach, the water washes off our makeup artistry. Not to mention all the “waterproof” products that make a lot of promises, but don’t last as long or well as they claim.

After a lot of research and testing, we’ve found the best products to get a full face of makeup that will withstand water, sweat, and humidity of all kinds! These are our top picks.



Estee Lauder Double Wear – Stay-in-Place Makeup

This lightweight, liquid foundation won’t crease, cake, settle, melt, or grey. It offers up to 24 hours of medium to full buildable coverage and leaves a flawless matte finish.

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

As well as smoothing the complexion, this foundation also minimizes shine for a long-lasting, all-day matte finish. This liquid formula also builds from medium to full coverage and resists sweat and humidity without clogging pores.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

As this foundation is made up of 80% water, it is extremely lightweight on the skin. After buffing and blending this formula in, it can build in coverage without ever looking cakey.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Starting with just a tiny drop of this full-coverage foundation evens the skin tone with a seamless finish. It is both lightweight and smooths the complexion for a healthy, long-lasting look.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

This concealer comes in a wide range of shades to color-correct any skin tone. This highly pigmented formula easily hides dark under-eye circles for a bright, youthful appearance.

Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer

Along with concealing imperfections, this formula can also be used as a foundation or contouring product, all in one. The applicator is also perfect for spot concealing breakouts without sweating the coverage away.

bareMinerals BAREPRO 16 HR Full Coverage Concealer

Lightweight yet highly pigmented, this concealer hides skin imperfections without creasing or falling into fine lines and pores. It even hydrates the skin and smooths the complexion to conceal, correct, and contour.

KEVYN AUCOIN The Sensual Skin Enhancer Concealer

This cream concealer is highly pigmented to easily build to full coverage against dark circles, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and redness with just a grain-sized amount. Not only does this formula resist settling and caking, but it also uses jojoba oil and honey to hydrate and smooth the skin.


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Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel

This brow pomade won’t smudge or budge, even in the worst heat. It also comes in a variety of natural shades that sculpt and perfect the brows for a natural but well-groomed look.

Maybelline Tattoo Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Gel

As well as being very natural-looking, this gel also lasts for days without budging. Jump in the pool as much as you’d like, and this not-too-heavy gel-like formula will stay in place.

Billion Dollar Brows Brows On Point Waterproof Micro Pencil

After smoothly gliding over the brows and easily blending in with the built-in spoolie, this pigmented pencil stays in place without smudging. This formula coats each hair, and the pencil self-sharpens to always create that naturally full brow look.

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Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Stick

These richly colored shadows apply smoothly and easily while lasting all day long. Perfect for the pool or just staying on dry land, they won’t crease, fade, smear, or smudge.

Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

When you want a more glamourous summer look, this eyeshadow is the perfect go-to. Not only will it not budge, even if you’re dancing well into the night, but this liquid formula also dries down quickly to pack the ultimate glittering glam.

L’Oreal Infallible 24hr Eye Shadow

From natural to smokey eye looks, this cream-powder shadow never fails. Whether you’re going for an all-over lid look or a simple lined design, this shadow won’t crease or fade, even underwater.

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Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner

This eyeliner creates clean, thin lines and has a built-in brush to create simple smokey looks. With a wide variety of colors, you’ll never be without options, and they stay in place under the sun and sea.

Milani Stay Put Matte 17HR Wear Liquid Eyeliner

This eyeliner is the toughest there is when it comes to water. Even when you want to remove it, you’ll need more than just water to get it off, so pools don’t stand a chance.

Sisley Paris Phyto Khol Star Waterproof

When you want some glitz to your look, these waterproof liners are perfect. These creamy, but firm, formulas apply smoothly, easily, and precisely, and leave you with shining, shimmering lash lines.

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CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara

An absolute classic, this mascara adds volume and length while separating for a full-lash look. Not only will this formula never smudge or smear, but it won’t run or flake either.

Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Mascara

Like the original formula, this mascara coats lashes in deep black pigments in a single swipe. It also lasts all day long, from morning workouts to late-night dates.

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, Beach Waterproof Mascara, and Yoga Waterproof Mascara

When it comes to waterproof formulas, Eyeko is one of the best of the best. Take your pick: the Sport version adds volume, Yoga adds definition while lifting the outer corners, and the Beach variety adds volume, definition, and curl.

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Rimmel London Natural Bronzer

This mineral-based formula gives the skin a summery glow all day long. The pressed powder comes in a variety of shades for any skin tone and leaves the complexion looking healthy.

BY TERRY Tea To Tan Face & Body

A universal shade, this liquid formula adds depth to any skin tone. It quickly dries to prevent smudging or transferring, and it easily enhances any tan.

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Lip Liner

Palladio Precision Lip Liner

Lasting up to 12 hours, this lip liner creates a perfectly kissable pout without transferring color. The silicone-based formula also prevents lipsticks from feathering or bleeding to create the best long-lasting lip looks.

BECCA Ultimate Lip Definer

This liner lasts for up to eight hours without smudging or budging. It has a comfortable, creamy formula and a built-in sharpener for a precise, even application every time.

Givenchy Lip Liner

Creamy and nourishing, this lip liner protects and renews the lips while imparting long-lasting color. The smooth formula easily glides over the lips to contour them in a single swipe without skipping or pulling.

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Clarins Water Lip Stain

While lipsticks are great for any makeup look, lip stains are perfect for long days at the beach or pool. This hydrating water-based formula leaves lips with a touch of long-wearing, transfer-proof matte color.

Christian Dior Dior Addict Lip Tattoo

This lightweight, long-wearing, smudge-proof, life-proof lip stain stays in place for up to 12 hours without transferring. Along with multiple color choices, it also has a natural finish that isn’t matte or shiny.

NYX Professional Makeup Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

These creamy liquid lipsticks dry down to a long-lasting and vibrant matte color. They also soften the skin with avocado oil and vitamin E.

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Setting Powder and Spray

Laura Mercier Glow Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Set your makeup with this universal translucent powder for up to 12 hours of imperfection-blurring technology. Along with all the effects of the original formula, this powder also has pearlescent pigments that add a touch of luminosity to a look.

Covermark Compact Powder Waterproof

This pressed powder is lightweight and smooths the complexion. The waterproof formula comes in multiple colors for any skin type, without clogging the pores.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix Make Up Setting Spray

One of our favorite setting sprays, it locks down makeup for up to 12 hours while cooling and hydrating the skin. This lightweight spray also refreshes the face and look with its 90% pure water formulation.

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Makeup Remover

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover

Micellar water melts waterproof makeup with ease, while still being gentle to the skin. This no-rinse formula washes away all the makeup, dirt, and excess oil on your skin without needing to rub or scrub, or be left with a greasy residue.

Almay Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Liquid

Don’t rub endlessly at your skin trying to remove all your long-lasting makeup. This dual-phase formula easily washes away your day’s look while leaving even sensitive skin moisturized.

Shiseido Essentials Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

Perfect for the delicate skin around the eyes and lips, this makeup remover gently melts all waterproof and long-lasting formulas. It also leaves the skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and refreshed.

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Of course, we have hundreds of waterproof makeup products we couldn’t list here. Search for your favorite brands on our website.

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