Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Makeup to Last Through Rain, Sleet or Snow

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Makeup to Last Through Rain, Sleet or Snow

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Yesterday I wasn’t quite singin’ in the rain, but I did hum as I walked in it. 🙂


Yep, it’s been raining here in Northern California (Sunday night was even stormy!), and I’ve been doing my best to stay dry. I’ve been mostly successful at it, too, except for an incident yesterday…

I had to brave the elements to run a few errands, and when I walked under an awning outside, one of those streams of 33-degree almost-freezing water shot straight down the back of my top.

I could have screamed! And I almost did, but I talked myself down by thinking about some of my favorite makeup for inclement weather.

Products like…

1. Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara, $8.49

A friend of mine who works for a high-end makeup brand turned me on to this budget bad boy. We were commiserating one afternoon by email about our short, stumpy lashes when she confessed her love for Maybelline’s Full ‘N Soft Waterproof Mascara.

It’s also become a flake-free, smudge-resistant favorite of mine, thanks to sweaty yoga workouts and rainy days. Not only does it plump and lengthen, it also keeps my curled lashes lifted all day long.

2. Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer, $7.49 each

Rimmel’s Eye Definers have superhuman strength, because once they latch on to my lash and water lines, they don’t let go!

Clockwise from the gold shade on the lower left: Precious Gold, Purple Shock, Deep Ocean and Emerald Sparkle

I love the fun, funky shades, but Rimmel also included a couple of conservative colors for good measure (like black and brown).

3. L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, $7.99 each

Not quite a cream or a powder, these spongy new potted shadows feel soft to the touch. Waterproof, sweatproof and crease-resistant, too, the Infallible Eyeshadows are also easy to apply with a finger, which makes ’em prime candidates for rainy days when I’m in a rush.

From the left: Golden Sage, Perpetual Purple, Iced Latte, Continuous Cooca, Sultry Smoke and Eternal Black

4. Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow, $9.99

I like to apply this sheer pink cream blush beneath my powder blushes when I know I’m heading out in the rain. Rosy Glow gives the staying power of other cheek products a boost.

5. L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer, $12.99

Even on winter’s grayest days, I still like a summer glow, which is exactly what L’Oreal’s new Magic Lumi Light Infusing Liquid Primer delivers. It absorbs quickly into my skin, giving it that subtle brightening shimmer that I love so much.

6. Jordana Easyliner for Lips, $1.99 each

I can’t stand it when my hair gets caught in my lipgloss. It’s one of the reasons I’m not wild about wet and windy weather, but I am wild about these uber-affordable Jordana Easyliners.

From the left: Baby Berry, Coco Loco, Plush Plum, Rock N’ Rose,Tawny, Sedona Red, Silver Lilac and Terra Kiss

They’re non-sticky, silky smooth and semi-matte, and they last on my lips all day long.

7. Yes to Carrots Color Balm, $6.49 each

I like to top off my Jordana Easyliners with a touch of lip balm, and lately I’ve been loving these new moisturizing lip tints from Yes to Carrots.


From the left: Peachy Keen, Rosy Bloom and Soft Plum

They ramp up the moisture, shine and color of other lip products, and because they’re also non-sticky, I don’t have to worry about pesky breezes and my hair. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy Valentine’s Day. love

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  1. Happy Valentine’s Day for you, Karen!

    The Infallible Eyeshadows look good on you! Golden Sage definitely looks more olive on you than what it does on me, but either way it’s gorgeous!
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  2. Sonya says:

    Love most of the products here, especially L’Oreal’s Infallible eye shadow and Jordana’s lip liners! However, for whatever reason, the Yes to Carrots balms just don’t work for me – they feel dry and uncomfortable. Since many people rave about them, maybe it’s an allergy for me. Hmm..
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  3. Nina says:

    drugstore makeup has really gone a long way !!! 🙂

  4. love the post! great review!! I love the l´oreal eyeshadows they are amazing so the rest must be great products too! thanks for sharing!

  5. Vonvon says:

    I love L’Oreal Infallibles eyeshadows!

    The Maybelline mascara sounds really great! But I dont think we have it here.
    Can’t wait to go back to the US and shop like crazy!
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  6. Hi! Really nice blogg you have. check out my valentine outfit for tonight! or my wedding!

  7. Chris25 says:

    I love Maybelline mascaras. I keep them in my pro kit at all times.

  8. Tracy says:

    I’ve been looking for a good waterproof mascara so I will try that Maybelline one! Is it really tough to take off? Happy Valentine’s Day Karen!
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  9. Kristina says:

    Love this! The Infallible eyeshadows are the best on a day when you’re running late.

    Also, what do you think of this list Karen? It’s a 100 things to do before you die in SF!

  10. I had no idea until I saw your post that Yes to Carrots even had tinted lip balms. Interesting! 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Karen!
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  11. Susan says:

    It snowed here last night and it’s supposed to rain tomorrow and the next day, so maybe I need to stop at the drugstore on the way home from work for a pretty little Loreal eyeshadow or Jordana lipliner to make me happier on these grey days! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Tata says:

    Question… i love drugstore makeup… but i feel like it’s always so hard to buy them because you can’t try them on and there are usually no mirrors anywhere. how do you choose the color when you can’t try them on. i always feel like it’s a hit or miss for this reason…

  13. Sophie says:

    The Yes To Tinted Lip Balms appear weirdly similar to the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms, which are wonderful, IMO. Since I also LOVE the YES TO line, I’ll investigate these.

  14. Appu says:

    I love those Rimmel eyeliners too! They just stay put. The dark blue is my favourite 🙂
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  15. Chelsea says:

    I bought the L’Oreal Shadows in Iced Latte, Eternal Sunshine, and Endless Pearl, and I really like them. I still need a primer with them, but they’re very nice.

    I’ve been wanting the Magic Lumi – it looks close to Lancome’s Eclat Miracle, which I liked when I worked for them, and I have a coupon for it. I’m also intrigued by the Maybelline mascara – every drugstore mascara I try seems to flake on me, but then again I don’t use waterproof.

  16. Katherine G says:

    Drugstore makeup is great 🙂 I love the Rimmel liners. They are a cheaper alternative to Urban Decay 24/7 liners. I always buy drugstore mascara now because they work just fine and it is cheaper when I have to replace them (since they have to be replaced much more often than other makeup). I like Maybelline The Falsies, Cover Girl LashBlast in Emerald Black, and L’Oreal Double Extend. All three are pretty good and don’t flake.

  17. Vy says:

    I want to try all the products you recommended! Thanks 🙂

  18. Great post! I want to check out the Jordana lipliners – I only have a couple lipliners, and they’re too dry for me to actually use.
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