Don’t worry, it’s okay to cry about how single you are.
Scrolling through Instagram poses the danger of seeing one of your couple friends’ photos together complete with sickly-sweet caption. As happy as you are for them, you also wish you were out at a cute cafe or on the beach with your imaginary significant other. But instead, you might find yourself watching Netflix next to a tub of ice cream (because… same). It’s all fun and games until the waterworks happen.
That’s when we’ve got trouble brewing.
It’s hard to keep being cute when your eyes are leaking from how single you are. Mascara runs, foundation streaks, somehow lipstick smears, too. Pining after your crush just brings feelings that you want to sweep away but they instead sweep away your super cute makeup. That’s just unfair.
So I, your favorite crybaby, put together some of the best waterproof makeup products that’ll stay on despite the flood about to descend your cute little face. Who says you can’t keep your winged liner on despite your Oscar-worthy cry? I got you.
7. Revlon Colorstay Brow Pencil
Maybe you want your brows perfectly arched even when you’ve watched Titanic for the fifth time in a row. No shame in that. The creamy twist-up pencil can make that happen for you! It’s pigmented and stays on like cement. It kind of blows my mind that it stays on despite sweat and tears. Even when I tend to rub my face as I cry. This is some good stuff. I also sometimes use it as liner!
6. NYX Rouge Cream Blush
I feel you, sis. Gotta have that rosy glow even when you’ve been sniffling in your pajamas all day. One that won’t wipe off when you pat your face for tears. This one by NYX doesn’t disappoint. Because it’s a cream, it sets pretty well on the skin while still looking natural. No, I’m not blushing because I’m ashamed of my extremely offsetting sobbing, it’s because I’m always rosy-cheeked. Definitely.
5. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink
This stuff stays longer than your supposed soulmate ever did. Tears and excessive crying and even dripping snot won’t wipe this stuff off, you’ll definitely need some really strong makeup remover for it. Which is perfect for when you’re drawing in shaky breaths as you’re typing away in your online heartbreak diary while at 3 PM in a coffee shop. I’m hoping that’s not just me.
4. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
Tears may give you natural highlight but if you want your skin to still look pretty smooth and matte (if you like dewy, I hear the dewy version of this is good, too!) this is the foundie for you. Give yourself a nice base with this foundation, even though you and your crush have never had any foundation for a relationship (aguy).
3. Coty Airspun Powder
The foundation in number 4 doesn’t really need setting as it sets to powder by itself but for those days you think you’ll be hoping it rains so they can disguise your tears, this stuff will really make sure that your foundation doesn’t slip around at all. It helps really set everything so that it’s all smooth sailing even if your relationship status isn’t quite as smooth.
2. Kat Von D Tatoo Liner
This eyeliner is practically disaster-proof. Wings sharp enough to slice through that next wedge of cake because you wanna #TreatYoSelf, pigment blacker than my heart, and staying power that rivals the stubbornness of glitter (that stuff never goes away), this eyeliner is heaven-sent. Runny eyeliner is not fun at all. You can still have that perfect lifted wing even when you’re crying with this eyeliner.
1. Maybelline Lash Sensational
Funny story, I ran out of my previous holy grail waterproof mascara when I bought this in a hurry for an event. I cried like a baby in said event with at least 4 people comforting me at any given time. I refused to look in the mirror out of fear of seeing all the black smudged around my eyes and dripping down my cheeks. To my surprise, however, everything stayed firmly in place. My lashes were still curled and still jet black, only flaking off a little. If it can survive one of my crying episodes, it can survive anything. I think I love it so much that I’m even a little afraid of it, really.
At the end of the day, though, I hope you still smile after that good cry. Single or not, you’ll be looking super cute. Love yourself, fam. Go buy that tub of ice cream. I’m rooting for you!
What’s your holy grail waterproof product? Let me know!