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Waterproof makeup essentials for a beach getaway

The tan lines may fade, but the mascara will be there to stay. 

The sunshine season is here. It’s time to pull out your bikinis, sundresses, and slippers from the far end of your closet. Oh, and of course, waterproof make-up. If you’re planning a beach vacay with pristine blue waters, sandy beaches, and a billion photo-ops, the last thing you want is to look like you’ve cried a bucket with smudgy mascara and lipstick when you come out of a pool. In fact, you want nothing more than to look glam and chic while lounging by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean.

So, here’s a list of what we think are some of the best waterproof make-up products you definitely need to carry with you for your summer holiday. 

Innisfree Waterproof Intensive Triple-Shield Sunscreen SPF50+ 


Planning to go for a beach vacay without sunscreen? We'd definitely avoid that. The Innisfree sunscreen might just be the right pick for you, especially if you're looking for something that is not too harsh on the skin. The sunscreen is not only water-resistant but has a matte finish, that will soft and smooth when applied on your skin. The bonus? It's for all skin-types. 

M.A.C  Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation 


Thinking about what to choose from the gamut of waterproof foundations available? Well, this one from M.A.C might just be the right pick for you. The product can be used as a foundation or concealer and is water-resistant. It lasts for up to 24 hours and is for all skin types.  

Benefit Cosmetic BADgal Bang 24-Hour Eye Pencil 


If you are a water baby and want your eye-liner game to be strong, we have just the product for you. This 24-hour long-wear eye pencil is for the perfect winged eye and all sorts of experimentation. It is water resistant, sweat-proof, gives a bolder look and has a built-in smudger. It's also available in various colours such as pitch black, deep brown, dark purple and midnight blue.  

Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara


We’d recommend using this mascara for a number of reasons. To begin with, it makes the eyes look bolder and brighter. The mascara lifts the eyelashes to give a distinct, curved look. For those worried about applying it with contact lenses, fret not. It’s ophthalmologist approved and is suitable for contact lens wearers.   

Lancome Waterproof L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte 


Lancome’s matte lipsticks come in various colours, from rose and deep red to neutral tones and more. It’s powdery, yet has a super lux finish, and will not leave your lips dry. The colour is long-lasting and gives a crisp, bold look.