'Tis the season for snow! Frolicking in the wintry white wonderland is wholesome good fun ... until someone pelts you in the face with a hand-pounded ball of ice that makes your mascara run until you look like the lovechild of the Sad Clown of Winter and Tammy Faye Bakker.

The Antidote
While the waterproof makeup category was once limited to foundation that was applied like drywall, a potent combo of stage tricks and scientific technology has given us makeup that repels water ... but not your boyfriend.

First, get your face in order with a waterproof foundation. MAKE UP FOR EVER's Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation is made with silicone and vegetable amino acids that help the makeup cling to skin without looking cakey or fake, giving your foundation a water-resistant effect. And unlike most waterproof foundations, which only offer three or four colors, this line comes in 16 different shades. Beat that, old man winter!

For your eyes, MAKE UP FOR EVER comes to the rescue again with Aqua Eyes eyeliners. Originally made for actors who needed something to stand up to harsh stage lights, these liners have evolved into sweat-proof, smudge-proof, cry-proof, gym-proof wonder sticks that do a better job handling inclement weather than snow tires.

Next, fluff up your fringe. There are more waterproof mascara formulas than there are broken resolutions come next Friday, so go with the universal crowd favorite: Maybelline's Great Lash formula, used from photo shoots to runways to Hollywood movies. If it can stand up the crying jags in a romcom, it'll be just fine on ice.


Lastly, paint your pout with a stay-put gloss that works so well, it won Allure magazine's Beauty Breakthrough Award: L'Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss. It goes on like a long-lasting lipstick, but actually looks and feels like a high-shine gloss. The trick? L'Oreal's scientists added shimmer to their long-wear polymer lipstick base to create a flexible stain that glitters for up to six hours of wear. Yup, it even comes in red.