Great Waterproof Makeup for Winter Adventures

By Lora Keleher , last updated December 22, 2011

Great waterproof makeup for winter adventures can keep you looking and feeling beautiful when you’re skiing, skating, sledding, hiking, or camping in the winter wilderness. Waterproof makeup can last hours without reapplication, so you won’t have to interrupt your winter activities by rushing to the bathroom to reapply it. Whether you’re in search of basic makeup or high end products, you can find the perfect cosmetics to compliment your active lifestyle.

Foundation

Waterproof foundation can create a lasting look of even, flawless skin, masking spots and blemishes. It can be tough to find a high-quality waterproof foundation, especially if you have an uncommon skin tone, but there are plenty of foundations that you can purchase at department stores, which you can usually test on your skin prior to making a purchase.

Estee Lauder Double-Wear SPF 10 Foundation is well known for staying in place through sweat, humidity, and sports-related activities. It’s available in over 20 different shades, can last up to 15 hours, and you can buy it for $35. Another option is Dermablend Smooth SPF 20 Indulgence Foundation, which provides excellent coverage, and is waterproof when paired with setting powder. It’s available in over 10 shades, and you can purchase it for $30.

If you have youthful, oily skin, Clinique’s Work-Out All Day Wear foundation can provide the waterproof coverage you need for flawless skin, while you participate in winter activities. Its limited shade range can be a deterrent for some women, but it provides excellent coverage for $22. Christian Dior SPF 25 Forever Extreme Wear provides waterproof coverage even during extreme winter weather conditions. It’s only available in limited shades, and costs $46.

Lipstick

Most lipstick is at least partially waterproof by default, or else it would quickly wear off your lips. By purchasing long lasting lip color though, you can keep your lips looking fresh all day during your winter adventures.

If you’re looking for all day lipstick options that won’t break the bank, check out L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge lipstick or Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor. Infallible lipstick is available in 12 elegant shades and is designed to last up to 16 hours. Colorstay Lipcolor combines gloss and color for effortless shine that can also last for 16 hours. Both brands of lipstick cost about $10 to $12 at drugstores.

Ladies looking to splurge on a long lasting lipstick for their latest winter adventure can find sophisticated shades from the Estee Lauder Pure Color collection or the Chanel Rouge Double Intensite color line. The award-winning Pure Color line includes colorful, fragrant lipsticks in an array of luscious shades. Rouge Double Intensite melds color and gloss to create an intense, long-lasting effect. Expect to spend around $25 for a lipstick from Estee Lauder, and around $30 for a lip color from Chanel.

Eyeliner

Eyeliner can give your eyes a dramatic pop, but it can smudge or run when it gets wet. By purchasing waterproof eyeliner, you can feel confident that your eyes will stay clean all day. Alternatively, you can purchase a product such as Make Up Forever Eye Seal for $20 that can waterproof powder-based pencils and shadows.

If you’re in search of relatively inexpensive eyeliner, consider Sephora Flashy Liner or Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner. Flashy liner is a pencil-style product, available in a variety of bright shades for $8. Brush-On Cream Liner is rich, long-lasting eyeliner available in black and brown shades for $15.

Lancome Le Stylo and Smashbox Jet Set are pricier waterproof liners that wear well against snow and winter precipitation. Le Stylo is an easy to apply eyeliner that can last all day. It’s available in an array of splashy colors for $25.50. Jet Set is a gel-based liner available in fun colors for $22.

Mascara

Lovely long eyelashes no longer look beautiful if your mascara starts running down your cheeks. By purchasing waterproof mascara, you can create the illusion of lengthy full lashes that can withstand harsh winter weather.

If you’re looking for fairly inexpensive options that produce effective results, try Maybelline Great Lash Mascara or CoverGirl Eye Brightening Waterproof Mascara. Besides its ability to withstand melting snow and ice, Great Lash mascara creates long, full lashes, with minimum clumping and smudging. You can easily create rich, lengthy lashes, and brighten any color eyes with Eye Brightening Waterproof Mascara. Drug stores sell both of these great mascaras for less than $10.

Christian Dior Blackout Waterproof Mascara and Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Waterproof Mascara are both excellent options for glamorous, high volume lashes. Blackout mascara can create exceptionally long, thick lashes, with a deep, rich pigment. Everlong mascara is sold in an elegant gold tube and can evenly coat and lengthen your lashes, without causing irritation. Expect to pay between $25 and $30 for either of these mascaras at the department store cosmetics counter.

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