Splash Zone: Top Summer Makeup Picks

We know that a summer makeup meltdown is not exactly the type of emergency to require national assistance and a number to text your support, but we’d at least like to kick off an awareness campaign. Ladies: Heat, humidity and water are not your friends if you want your makeup to look flawless! And while you might not need full on waterproof support, using products that boast water resistance will ensure that your face stays put longer during summer outings. From start to finish, here’s a list of things to prep your skin, polish your look and make sure you’re glowing even in the harshest conditions.

Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 ($30)

If you plan on being in and out of the pool or the beach, you know you need to reapply your SPF. But because most of us aren’t as diligent as we should be, we suggest opting for a product that delivers better protection. Dr. Murad’s sunblock promises water resistance, and while you may still need to reapply it won’t be as often with this waterproof wonder.

Smashbox Brow Tech To-Go ($26)

Housed in a convenient all-in-one, grab-and-go combo, Smashbox’s Brow Tech offers waterproof eyebrow pencil comes with a soft-hold gel and the promise of skin-healthy ingredients like vitamins and jojoba. What we like best is that it’s got everything in one sleek package, making it perfect for touchups.

Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($18)

This cult favorite is one of Urban Decay’s most beloved products. It’s been in the brand’s lineup for just about 15 years. Velvety soft, they’re blendable (a surprise for such a great waterproof product) and when they set – give it just about 30 seconds – they’re staying put no matter what you put your liner through.

Cargo Water Resistant Bronzer ($28)

If you’re faking your tan or just amping it up with some faux-color, Cargo’s  bronzer will stay glowing. Designed for on-location shoots in Hawaii and Thailand (not to mention the Dancing with the Stars Live tour) nothing from hot lights, hot moves and humid weather can make it budge.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream ($22)

The ultimate multitasking marvel, these creamy pots can be used all over – think shadows, blush and lips. Make Up Forever designed these for the French water ballet. Need we say more. Infused with mother of pearl and boasting a smooth elastic texture, you’ll get lots of mileage from just one application.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! ($19)

Another favorite from makeup artists and beauty buffs, this mascara not only has a cute tube (always a plus) but it’ll hold your curl, lengthen your lashes and add major volume without flaking or running. A friend swore her lashes looked untouched after running a marathon. If that’s true, this one is a keeper!

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.