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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts You'll Need Waterproof Makeup

In a cruel twist of fate, Punxsutawney Phil crawled out of his hole this weekend, saw his shadow, and predicted six more weeks of Winter (damn groundhog!). And for a lot of us, that means snow, wind, rain, and plunging temperatures. Translation: serious beauty interference. We never thought we could feel such negativity toward a groundhog. And while many of us have our Winter beauty routine down pat, how do we keep our makeup from slipping and sliding? This is where waterproof makeup comes into play.

Often manufactured with special waxes, polymers, or a certain type of dimethicone to lock pigments into place, just about every kind of makeup from brow enhancers to mascara to foundation has its waterproof counterpart. Check out a few below for some inspiration, including some remover options specifically made to dissolve these stay-put formulations.

Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes 30 Count
$6
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Longwear & Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Pads
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Clean Express! Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover
$5
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Express Eye Make Up Remover 200ml - Express
$9
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Judith August Cosmetic Solutions Killer Cover
$36
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Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer
$30
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'Liquid Canvas(TM)' Dew Finish Foundation Waterproof Spf 15
$49
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Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick, Tropicoral 1 ea
$25
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Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
$30
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Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer - Fair-Light
$22
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EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner - Bronze
$24
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Limited Edition Eyes to Kill Intense Waterproof Eyeshadow
$33
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'Sumptuous' Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
$27
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Aquatique Waterproof Eye Color Base - 01 Beige Ivoire
$27
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'Dipbrow Pomade' Waterproof Brow Color - Ash Brown
$18
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Endless Silky Eye Pen Kit
$25
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Phenomen'Eyes Waterproof Mascara
$31
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Jet Set Waterproof Gel Eyeliner - Deep Black
$22
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Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer - 360 Honey
$31
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