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For the friend going through a break up, planning a trip to the tropics, or just an athlete who sweats a lot at the gym – the best waterproof, tear proof, smear proof mascara ever – Urban Decay Cannonball Waterproof Mascara (Sephora or online).

For the friend who loves something on her lips at all times and won’t leave home without it – Laura Mercier Hydratint SPF 15. The perfect cross between a gloss and a lipstick. Comes in a small, chapstick size tube and fits in a small purse, pocket or tuck it in the bottom of your bra!

For the friend who needs sunscreen but hates it. The Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder in a lightweight tube with built in brush. Not oily, really stays on, and comes in several tints. Great for guys.

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