There are many options when it comes to waterproofing your makeup.
If you already have a foundation you use every day whether liquid or powder (one with SPF preferably), just add a foundation primer before you apply your foundation. This helps you makeup to stay on longer whether you sweat or you take a dip. Some suggestions for primers:
MAC prep + prime (skin base) Face Primer (maccosmetics.com) $25
Philosophy On A Clear Day Acne Clarifying Primer (sephora.com) $30
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer (sephora.com or amazon.com) $38
L'oreal Studio Secrets Face Primer (www.ulta.com or target.com) $10.99
Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer (amazon.com or ulta.com) $16- $18
Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer (drugstore.com)$12.99
Rimmel Foundation Primer (drugstores or drugstore.com or target.com) $6
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (amazon.com or department stores) $30
I use GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer (http://goshamericas.com/face.asp) $28
|Smashbox Photofinish Primers|
Option # 2
Long wear Makeup. Try a long wear makeup brand which should last longer than average foundation, up to 8 hrs and should hold up when you go into the water.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (maccosmetics.com) $29.50. Hopefully you find your shade.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Makeup ($14, drugstores)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 ($33.50, department stores or amazon.com)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish 16HR Foundation ($7.50, drugstore.com or ulta.com or walmart.com)
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 (bobbibrowncosmetics.com or department stores)
Try foundation that is meant to be worn for outdoor activities like sports.
Clinique Work-Out Makeup All Day Wear .Superior all-day wear. Stays fresh-looking through heat, humidity, activity. Water-resistant. (www.clinique.com) $22
Try foundation that is meant for full coverage that covers scars and other skin problems.
Dermablend Cover Creme Foundation . (skinstore.com or drugstore.com or beauty.com) $34
Full coverage foundation for moderate to major skin flaws that delivers 12 hours of consistent color wear. Lightweight formula glides on evenly and delivers all day hydration as well as SPF 30 sunscreen protection. Water-resistant and smudge-resistant when used with Setting Powder.
Makeup Forever Face & Body Liquid Makeup. The secret is all in this top-selling formula. This waterproof, ultra-light, water-based gel contains no emulsifiers and provides a totally natural, satin finish. Ideal for normal skin-types as well as for fine lines and large pores. Gives skin a uniform tone without accentuating imperfections. A makeup artist's favorite. (sephora.com) $38
Hope this helps Laura :)