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Splash of Color: Budge-Proof Summer Makeup Combos

Water-resistant makeup looks to sport all season long.

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Mint Eyes Plus Bronzed Skin
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It's a Colorful World

You're a mover and a shaker, but when it comes to your makeup, you need it to stay put. The hottest new eye, cheek, and lip shades come in water-resistant budge-proof formulas that won't slip and slide in the heat. We've paired four stunning combos you can rock with ease all summer.

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Mint Eyes Plus Bronzed Skin

In the same way mint ice cream wakes up your taste buds, mint eye shadow refreshes your whole look. For added keep-it-in-place insurance, swipe an eye shadow primer over your lids as a base. Our pick: Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20, urbandecay.com). Then layer on a mint cream shadow, like 1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #53 ($23, sephora.com). Using your finger, swipe the cream lightly over your lids for a sheer wash or build it to your desired intensity. Complement icy lids with sun-kissed skin by dusting a matte bronzer, like 2. Laura Geller Baked Impressions Water-Resistant Matte Bronzer in Medium ($38, qvc.com), along your cheekbones.

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Violet Eyes Plus Rosy Cheeks

For eyes as striking as a purple Hawaiian sunset, brush a shadow in violet -- the color that makeup artists name as the most flattering -- over your lids. One that won't smear: 1. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Perpetual Purple ($8, drugstores). Wing out the shadow to elongate your eyes, then balance the strong shape by rubbing a girly pink stain on the apples of your cheeks. Dab what's left on your finger on your lips. We like 2. Estee Lauder Pure Color Cheek Rush in X-Pose Rose ($28, esteelauder.com), which has a sheer gel finish that lasts until you remove it.

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Blue Lashes Plus Juicy Pink Lips

An easy way to extend your post-tropical-vacation high: Wear piercing Caribbean blue around your eyes. Draw a line along your upper lashes; try 1. CoverGirl Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus in Aquamarine Ink ($8, drugstores). To amp up the captivating effect, layer on a few coats of blue mascara, like 2. Chanel Limited Edition Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Blue Note ($30, chanel.com), which won't migrate even after a spontaneous cannonball into the pool. Give lips a fresh, feminine finish with a pink stain, such as 3. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain ($34, yslbeautyus.com); it offers the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick, and the staying power of a stain.

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Teal-Rimmed Eyes Plus Glossy Peach Lips

Wearing a piece of turquoise jewelry makes you feel exotic. Apply that concept to your face by rimming your eyes in the blue-green shade. Using an angled eyeliner brush or a cotton swab, trace your upper and lower lash lines with a cream liner, like 1. Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Splash ($24, tarte.com), which was put to the test by synchronized swimmers (it passed with flying colors). Contrast the bold shade with a glossy peach pout. 2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in #18 ($24, sephora.com) is a wand with color on one side and a clear water-resistant topcoat, which locks in pigment, on the other.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2013.

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