23 Sweat-Resistant and Sweat-Proof Makeup Products to Try This SummerMarch 24, 2023
As spring and summer weather starts to roll in, sweat-proof makeup products are a must. These long-wear formulas can help keep your makeup look intact, whether you’re hanging on a rooftop, going for a dip in the pool or meeting your friends for an al fresco brunch in the sun. Ahead, we rounded up our favorite sweat-proof makeup that you can rely on as the temperatures rise.
The Best Sweat-Resistant and Sweat-Proof Makeup Products
Long-wearing liquid liner is an absolute necessity in the summer heat, and the Epic Wear Liquid Liner by NYX Professional Makeup has your back. These vivid formulas last all day with a budge-proof finish. The liner is available in eight shades from classic black to yellow, lilac and sapphire.
Don’t be surprised if people ask you if you got eyelash extensions when you wear the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Waterproof Mascara. The innovative double-hook bristle brush coats every single lash in mascara and lifts them for an unbelievably lengthened effect. Since it’s waterproof, this mascara will stay looking flawless through even the longest, sweatiest summer days.
For a long-wear foundation, try the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation. It has a natural matte finish that’s so lightweight, you won’t even feel like you have makeup on at all. Our favorite part is that with its 24-hour staying power, no touch-ups are required.
To lock your makeup in, a powerhouse setting spray is a must. This Ultra Matte formula by Urban Decay does just the trick — it helps keep your makeup in place, shine-free and fresh.
Wearing foundation on warm days can sometimes feel heavy or suffocating, but with the breathable feel of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation, you may forget you even have makeup on. Even though it has major staying power that will last all day, it won’t clog your pores.
The Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Powder Foundation is perfect for sweaty spring and summer days because the powder formula controls shine, but still feels comfortable and lightweight on your skin for up to 24 hours.
The YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation is one of our go-to foundations during warmer months. It’s transfer-proof, waterproof and heat resistant, and most importantly, it has SPF 30 to protect your skin from damaging UV rays.
If you’re looking for a lightweight waterproof concealer for spring, look no further than the Urban Decay Quickie 24H Multi-Use Concealer. Between the skin-like finish of the formula and the versatile dual-ended applicator brush, there’s lots to love about this product.
IT Cosmetics describes its super durable, long-lasting Superhero Waterproof Mascara as life-proof, meaning it resists sweat, humidity, smudging and flaking. When you’re ready to remove it at the end of the day, just reach for an oil-based makeup remover — no tugging necessary.
We love the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer because not only does it deliver budge-proof full coverage for up to 24 hours, but it is developed with anti-aging technology. Peptides, vitamin E and more help improve the appearance of wrinkles.
If you prefer a more natural mascara look (that will still stay looking stunning no matter what your day has in store), opt for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. This volumizing mascara gives you the feathery, fringey lashes of your dreams.
Setting your makeup is key to making sure it stays intact all day. The hydrating, gripping Dermablend Lock and Last Water-Resistant Setting Spray guarantees smudge, transfer and water-resistant wear.
A brow pomade, like Unbelieva-Brow, will be your BFF in the heat thanks to its highly pigmented, gel-like consistency. This one comes with a precision angled brush and a spoolie to make application easy. It’s also waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about breaking a sweat.
The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation features cooling technology that combats the effects of humidity and sweat, keeping your skin feeling fresh all day. Use it to achieve a poreless complexion, so you can hashtag all of your selfies #NoFilter.
Believe it or not, waterproof eyeshadow exists, so you don’t have to worry about sweat melting your diligently created eyeshadow look. It comes in 11 gorgeous shades, including shimmery ocean blue.
The bestselling WUNDERBROW Eyebrow Gel has a loyal customer base for a reason — the waterproof and smudge-proof results can last for days. Yes, multiple days. This gel tints and thickens your brows with realistic, hair-like strokes.
Cream blush is a life-saver in the summertime; it’s long-lasting, easy to apply and won’t slip or slide. Try this multitasking lip and cheek pencil for a highly-concentrated rosy flush that’ll last all day.
The Milani Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer is our pick for a budget-friendly, drugstore concealer that stays looking great and feels comfortable for up to 12 hours. It’s water-resistant and can be used to cover anything from under-eye circles to pimples.
This multitasking eye makeup product from Alleyoop combines an eyeshadow and eyeliner into one convenient pen. It starts as a velvety cream, then dries into a waterproof, soft powder finish.
Stila is known for its signature Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, which delivers major color payoff that truly lasts. The fine felt tip is perfect for creating striking cat eyes or precise tightlines.
For another ultra-pigmented liquid liner option, we recommend the Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Liquid Liner. This fierce eyeliner is not completely waterproof, but it is long-lasting and smudge-proof.
We tend to gravitate towards cream formulas on days when we expect to be sweating, since they blend more naturally with your skin. For example, the Tower28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer melts into your skin to give you a golden glow.
When in doubt, stick to creams. The Haus Labs Hy-Power Pigment Paint is a nourishing, incredibly dynamic product that can be used on your eyelids, cheeks or anywhere else you may want a wash of color.
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