This Makeup Won't Come Off If You Get Pushed In The Pool — & It's Cheap, Too

Most of us have learned the hard way that makeup and water don't mix. (Has anyone else ever lost an eyebrow after a dip in the pool? Just me?) Of course, we could skip foundation or mascara for activities involving water, but sometimes we just feel like wearing lipstick to the beach — and having it last through a sweaty volleyball sesh or a quick dunk in the ocean. Who's to judge?
That's where waterproof makeup comes in. Not only do the formulas repel, well, water, they also withstand heat, humidity, and sweat, meaning you can rely on them to stay on your face whether you're lounging poolside or playing Marco Polo.
Still, waterproof makeup has its pitfalls, namely that it can be damn hard to remove. (Thankfully, the beauty industry has not let us down where powerful makeup removers are concerned.) Ahead, we've rounded up the best products that check all the boxes: affordable, effective, and not a total nightmare to take off.
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Revlon's Colorstay foundation is one we've dubbed "hug-proof" for its ability to stay on your face whether you're caught in torrential downpour or wrapping your arms tightly around your S.O. (who happens to be wearing a white-collared shirt). Once you buff the watery, full-coverage formula onto your skin, it sets to a truly budge-proof matte finish.

Revlon Colorstay Makeup For Oily/Combination Skin, $12.99, available at Target.
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Yes, waterproof setting powder exists — and it's kind of amazing. Don't believe us? You can drip water directly onto this powder and watch it bead right off the formula.

Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Powder Waterproof, $7.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
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This metallic shadow from L'Oréal boasts a waterproof formula in eighteen shades that range from wearable bronzes and golds to vibrant pinks and greens.

L'Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow, $8.99, available at Walgreens.
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These liners come in gray, dark brown, black and very black (so you'll have to look elsewhere if you want the trendiest new cobalt), and they stay put through Soul-Cycle or a swim.

Physician's Formula Automatic Eye Pencil, $4.23, available at Walmart.
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If you're looking for a waterproof mascara that'll see you through an hour of river rafting without any smudging, you've found it in this magic wand.

Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara, $6.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Brow Product

Those of you who can't imagine taking hanging by the pool without full brows will love this easy-to-use waterproof pomade.

NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Brow Pomade, $6.99, available at CVS.
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Although this liquid lipstick isn't technically labeled waterproof, it might as well be. The pigmented liquid formula dries to a smudge-proof, transfer-proof, and yes, waterproof finish that won't budge until you decide it gets to. There's one caveat, though: It takes a heavy-duty oil-based makeup remover and some elbow grease to get off.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink, $9.49, available at Ulta Beauty.
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