Summer will be here before you know it, and your tried-and-true makeup might not hold up to the heat, sunshine, and humidity. Not to mention water, if you plan on taking dips in the pool or splashing around in the ocean. Enjoying the season or even working out every day (hello, sweat!), doesn’t mean you have to deal with running mascara, smudging eyeliner, disappearing eyebrows, and other annoying makeup fails. However, shopping for the right waterproof and sweatproof cosmetics can prove to be a daunting task.
Where to begin? What products are available in waterproof formulations? Great waterproof and sweatproof makeup goes way beyond mascara. There is now stay-put, moisture-resistant products that can replace most of the items you currently use. You’ll be able to go about your day, without having to worry about where your makeup is, knowing it’s right where you left it. If you’re someone with oily skin, eyes that water a lot, an active lifestyle, or want to be ready for whatever the weather throws at you, you’ll probably want to take the waterproof/sweatproof route when it comes to your makeup.
We did some digging and found 15 great sweatproof and waterproof beauty products that we highly recommend giving a shot. Trust us now — thank us later!
L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara is a classic, an old-school favorite of makeup artists, and a tried-and-true staple in many makeup bags. The waterproof formula is a cult fave for a reason, as it stays put until you’re ready to remove. You can get up to 4 times the volume of your lashes, with virtually no clumps, smudges, or flakes — all in one application without the smudging or flakey no one finds cute. A great buy when it’s hot and humid out.
L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara, $8, Available at L’Oreal Paris
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Concealer
Next on our list of beauty products that will keep you looking pretty, while also beating the heat is Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Concealer. Did we mention it stays put for 12 hours? Yes, girl! Tarte, which has made a name for themselves as “America’s #1 concealer brand,” created a handy, “full-coverage, long-wear, waterproof concealer that hides blemishes, redness, dark circles and more.” The formula, which features Amazonian clay, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E, is great for being on the go, as it was designed to be applied without a brush. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Concealer, $25, Available at Tarte Cosmetics
Stila Stay All Day Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner
It’s so obvious when your once-flawless eyeliner is ruined by a drop of water, sweat, watery eyes, or other natural disasters. There’s nothing less flattering that dark smudge all around your eyes — no one wants that! Ideally, we’d like our liner to look and stay put ALL day, no? Luckily, you can with the Stila Cosmetics’ All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. Available in eight colors, their #1 selling waterproof liquid liner dries quickly and features a fine, marker-like tip that will make drawing on a cat eye seem like a breeze. We’re warning you ladies, this one’s a game changer for sure!
Stila Stay All Day Water Proof Liquid Eyeliner, $22, Available at Stila Cosmetics
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Big brows have been a major focal point in beauty looks for a while now — they aren’t going anywhere! It’s probably safe to assume that most women don’t want their eyebrows to wash off in the pool, sweat off at the gym, or melt off at the beach. Could you imagine? It definitely wouldn’t be a good look — that’s for sure! Fear not — brow expert Anastasia Beverly Hills, credited with starting the bold brow trend, has the solution. Their Dipbrow Pomade offers long-lasting, buildable waterproof eyebrow coverage in 11 colors (in both warm and cool tones). Get and change your brow life forever.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, $22, Available at Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics & Beauty
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
We mentioned Tarte’s amazing Amazonian clay concealer, but their clay blush is also worth mention. The award-winning formula is known for creating a natural-looking flush that won’t fade away in heat and moisture. The company’s best-seller controls oil, infuses moisture, and provides the prettiest, natural rosy hue on a variety of skin tones. It’s also free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, and sulfates that do more harm than good to your skin.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, $29, Available at Tarte Cosmetics
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
Want to emerge from the pool, wearing eyeliner that matches the water without running down your face? Marc Jacobs Beauty’s got you. The brand has a waterproof, extreme-wear Gel Highliner Eye Crayon in 25 fabulous colors, including Ody(sea), Intro(vert), and Top Seacret, perfect shades for summer that stay put regardless of how AF it may be. It’s a fun way to keep your beauty look vibrant and on your face all day.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, $25, Available at Marc Jacobs Beauty,
Make Up Forever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector
Cosmopolitan reported that Makeup Forever is the go-to waterproof cosmetics brand for the U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming team (they stay serving aquatic glam), so you know it has to be great for withstanding water, chlorine, and continuous swimming. Their Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector will fill in brows, making them appear thicker and stays put no matter, with its waterproof formula. No more fearing your brows will wash out in the pool here!
Make Up Forever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, $23, Available at Makeup Forever
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush
When the product has the word “swimmables” in it, you know it is going to keep you looking fab in humidity, sweat, water, and rain. Cargo Cosmetics’ Swimmables Water Resistant Blush is waterproof, sweatproof, and was given the thumbs up by the MUAs for Dancing with the Stars’ most recent tour. It’s must-have in every summer makeup bag. We’re just saying.
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush, $26, Available on Amazon
CoverGirl Outlast Longwear + Moisture Lipstick
Covergirl has given us some great, inexpensive products over the years, so when people raved about one of their lipsticks, we had to learn more. Their Outlast Longwear Lipstick is infused with nourishing oils, so you will get waterproof, all-day color, without the dryness that comes with other stay-put formulas. It also comes with a nifty price tag, costing less than 10 bucks. Seriously, what more could we ask for?
CoverGirl Outlast Longwear + Moisture Lipstick, $7, Available on Amazon
Too Faced Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara has appeared on many a best-mascara list. It’s a cult classic and a must-have so, of course, their waterproof formula was a natural choice to add to this list. You get all the major glam and drama from the unique peptides, collagen, and hourglass-shaped brush, but with the added benefit that it won’t go anywhere. Because your mascara is meant to give you thick, beautiful lashes, not having you look like a hot mess.
Too Faced Better than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $24, Available at Too Faced Cosmetics
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
MAC was not messing around when they made this ridiculously long-lasting product. Their Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation stays put for a whopping 36 hours. Repeat after us: 36 hours! Its oil-free formulation repels moisture, protecting your beat face from water, tears, sweat and all that pesky jazz.
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, $36, Available at MAC Cosmetics
Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer
You want your highlighter to shine as bright as the sun while you’re lounging at the beach or by the pool. Why give up that glam just because you might sweat too? Tarte’s Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer makes it so can break a sweat (or glow if you prefer that word) and still look like you just did your makeup versus ran a marathon. Did we mention it makes cheeks look sculpted and radiant?
Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer, $32, Available at Tarte Cosmetics
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick
Most of us know that NYX Cosmetics makes chic and lip colors lipcolors that last all day (those matte liquid lipsticks!). Well there’s another lippie they created that will be your beach BFF. NYX’s Full Throttle Lipstick also has a matte finish, and delivers saturated color in a waterproof formula. Where has this been our entire lives?
NYX Full Throttle Lipstick, $7, Available on Amazon
Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eyeshadow Sticks
Cargo’s Swimmables is an entire collection, so you know we couldn’t highlight just one product. Their eyeshadow stick means you don’t have to keep it simple when exercising, going for a swim, or making it a beach day. Apply it, blend it, and it will set in 20 seconds, leaving you and your making looking and staying fresh all day.
Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eyeshadow Sticks, $20, Available at Cargo Cosmetics
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
You don’t want to put on an under eye concealer just to have it sweat off a short time later, right? What’s the point? It’s just a waste of time and product. It Cosmetics wants you to get your money’s worth with their Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-aging Waterproof Concealer, so they made it waterproof AND it’s anti-aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $26, Available at IT Cosmetics