Summer presents a myriad of makeup struggles: Melting foundation, finding a good tinted sunscreen, and smudged, flaking mascara. But, dear reader, it is our duty to help. Because we believe in the confidence-boosting power of makeup, we're not here to tell you to go without, but rather offer an alternative so you can be all lashes all summer, minus the fear of humidity, summer storms, and diving into the ocean.
Enter, tubing mascaras. Not by any means a new concept, but my god, they are good. And the most famous of all is, hands down, Blinc's Smudgeproof Mascara ($34). Unlike traditional formulas, it's literally impossible for this mascara to smudge, flake, or bleed onto your eyelids, not matter what you put it through. Curious? Keep scrolling to find out more (as well as discover a few of our other summer beauty must haves).
Unlike traditional formulas, this mascara creates a tiny tube around lashes—literally the best visual I can paint is to picture a very small noodle surrounding your eyelash. So rather than come off in flakes, it's one piece of material that will only budge with warm water and gentle pressure applied with your fingers (you can actually see the tube once you've removed it). So if you're prone to flaking, smudging, or impromptu ocean swims, this could be your saving grace. Because of the way it works, you can only apply one coat, but rest-assured this formula delivers in both length and volume.
Fascinated? Shop some of our other go-to summer products below.
This is another tubing formula that also gives great definition, thanks to the fine comb wand.
A dusting of this powder under eyes and around the nose will help with shine.
Love swimming, but also love groomed brows? This waterproof pomade will not budge, even after a day at Bondi.
This setting spray is literally cheaper than a sandwich.
If you prefer traditional mascara, this waterproof formula is pretty reliable if you're just going for a quick dip.
This soft, creamy pencil will dry and lock into place for smoky eyes all summer long.
Want to really lock your foundation in? Swirl this across your face with a fluffy brush.
This incredible product acts as a waterproof sealant on all makeup. Heading out dancing on a balmy night and don't want to mess up your eye shadow? Or worried your lipstick will rub off all over your Aperol Spritz? This magic pot of gold will fix that.