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11 Waterproof Makeup Must-Haves For Wedding Season

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Ever heard that Sting song "I'm So Happy That I Can't Stop Crying?" Weddings often turn into that–and it's not just the brides who tear up during the vows or a sentimental toast. Don't be like the Miss America contestant who starts crying big mascara tears when her name is called. You can avoid the Panda Eyes–and streaky cheeks, for that matter–with these waterproof products. Some of them are so reliable they’ll stay put all the way through the reception and beyond, which is more than you can say for your drunk uncle.

Tarte Waterproof Bronzer: $29.99
You're probably already going to be glowing, but if you need a little help, this bronzer keeps you looking refreshed and happy, without the Snooki factor.

Lancome Waterproof Undereye Concealer: $29.50
Plenty of people remember to wear waterproof products on their eyes, but what about underneath? Keep everything in the eye area looking great (even if you had a raging rehearsal dinner the night before) with this smooth undereye concealer.

NYX Concealer Sticks: $5.50
Better than your average concealer, these sticks come in shades like lavender and green to target different skin tones and issues. Their shape means they're easy to roll on and apply even if you've run out of sponges or applicators.

Stila Waterproof Eye Primer: $20
If you're the kind of bride (or guest) who will be in tears before the ceremony even starts, consider an eye primer like this one. It keeps more complex eye looks or bold pigments in place, offering you an extra layer of waterproof protection. It's also great for warm, outdoor weddings where you're stressing about making sure the makeup stays on despite perspiration and humidity.

Stila Eye Color: $22
No matter what kind of wedding day look you're going for, this eye crayon comes in a variety of colors (Kitten, anyone?) and is so stable you might have to get it off of your eyelid with a wrench.

Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow: $32
This limited-edition shadow was designed to look like the Mediterranean. Who knew that the ocean could be waterproof?

Dior Eyeliner Pencil: $29
If you're keeping your eye look more minimalist, these pencils are a simple, bold sweep of color. And you won't need a touchup between the ceremony and the reception.

Smashbox Gel Eyeliner: $22
If gel eyeliner is more your thing, this Smashbox liner is a great investment. The company swears by it so much that you can even order replacement cartridges instead of having to buy the product all over again.

Smashbox Brow Tech to Go: $26
Although you don't cry upward, this pencil (which comes in brown, black, and a neutral shade that works on lighter brows) will help shape them into whatever arch you want. The waterproof factor makes it sweat and handkerchief proof.

Benefit Waterproof Mascara: $19.99
The gold standard of affordable, easy-to-use waterproof mascara. This stuff is so good you'll wear it on days with zero tears in sight.

YSL Faux Definicils Colored Mascara: $30
Need something blue? This mascara gives you killer lashes and also turns them a subtle bluish shade. It will look awesome in the photos.

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