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Let’s set the scene. You’re on a first date with that cute guy you met on Hinge who actually looks like his profile photo, your outfit is bangin’ and your brows are on point, and you’re totally on the same page as your date about the best Avenger (Captain America, obvi). What could go wrong? You excuse yourself to go to the bathroom and you’re washing your hands when you look at your reflection and realize that this heat wave has your makeup melting off your face. Cue the moment when you question your life choices while furiously dabbing at your face with a wad of toilet paper.
Whether you’re looking to avoid unwanted heat wave date fiascos or are just in need of mascara that won’t give you raccoon eyes during a workout, here are our favorite sweat-proof makeup products that will last through heat, humidity and just about anything else.
Meet your favorite new foundation: a lightweight and creamy medium-coverage product that lasts up to 24 hours. This L’Oreal foundation will give you a gorgeous glow all day long and not just until you leave your apartment’s air conditioning.
This product is seriously sweat-proof! I wore it during a fitness video shoot, and let’s just say that this full-coverage concealer stayed put through an hour of intense cardio that included burpees (aka pure evil), jump squats and mountain climbers.
Benefit Cosmetics can do no wrong when it comes to eyebrows, and this best-selling brow pencil is yet another example of the brand’s pure perfection. This waterproof, smudge-proof eyebrow pencil has an ultra-fine tip that makes stunning brows attainable for even the most naturally brow-challenged. *AHEM*
Soft, buttery eye pencils are totally calling your name this season (and really any season), thanks to Urban Decay. With over 30 gorgeous shades to choose from and several different finishes, these long-lasting eyeliner pencils will become a mainstay in your makeup bag.
A long-wearing, high-shimmer liquid eyeshadow that doesn’t budge? It sounds just a little too good to be true, right? Well, I unintentionally put Stila to the test. I swiped this stunning liquid eye shadow across my lids at about 10 a.m. and it lasted through an entire day of bridesmaid activities and approximately 1,398,104 hours of bad dance moves and ugly crying at the wedding.
I’ve been wearing this award-winning, waterproof liquid eyeliner for years and it has never let me down. It’s tear-proof, smudge-proof and the fine-point brush tip is single-handedly the only reason my everyday winged eyeliner doesn’t look like a five-year-old tried to apply it.
If your eyebrows still haven’t quite recovered from when you used to over-pluck them in high school, Anastasia’s smudge-proof, sweat-proof, sculpting brow gel may be exactly what you need for fuller and more defined brows.
After seeing Lauren Conrad’s mascara tears years ago on “The Hills,” I decided that I would only ever wear waterproof mascara from that moment on. This awesome smudge-proof one from Covergirl is my current favorite because it’s made with argan and marula oils, and it stays in place through rom-com movie marathons (v. important).
This buildable and blendable water-resistant blush from Cargo stays on rain or shine, giving you that perfectly flushed look no matter what comes your way. I currently have it in Laguna (the coral shade pictured here) and Rome (a stunning deep peach).
If you’re looking for a multi-purpose product, this blendable liquid pigment from Danessa Myricks Beauty can’t be beat. I’ve used it on my lips, eyelids and cheeks all summer long and it’s stayed put through what felt like the heat of a thousand burning suns. Go ahead and tap “add to cart” right now.
In case the idea of trying a bunch of new products out makes you want to scream, this is the makeup magic I can’t speak highly enough about. This lightweight setting spray from Urban Decay keeps my face in place for up to 16 hours and is 1,000% worth it!
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