Courtney Leiva
July 11, 2017 4:06 pm
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While summer beauty means gorgeous tans and killer mani-pedi shades, it also means working harder to keep your makeup under control. Heat, sweat, and humidity can definitely be persistent nemeses of your foundation, liner, and lipstick look, which is why it’s important to invest in waterproof products that keep your makeup in place, around the clock.

Switching to waterproof makeup doesn’t have to be a challenge, as there are plenty of waterproof mascaras, shadows, and liquid lipsticks to keep your makeup looks on point, even when the humidity is at its worst. And if that’s not enough protection, adding primers and setting sprays to your routine can keep your smokey eyes and cat-eye flicks totally bulletproof.

To show the heat and humidity who’s boss, here are 17 amazing waterproof makeup buys that won’t melt or smudge in the heat. Trust us, melting foundation is the stuff of our nightmares.

1Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, $24

Benefit Cosmetics

Say goodbye to scary melty brows with the help of this magical water-resistant brow gel. Trust us, this bad boy lasts even through those midnight dips in the pool.

2Covergirl Total Tease Waterproof Mascara, $8.99

Ulta Beauty

This waterproof mascara won’t be defeated by a humid day.

3NYX Makeup Setting Spray-Dewy, $8

NYX Cosmetics

Throw this setting spray in your purse or beach bag to help keep your makeup intact through just about anything.

4Ardell Beauty Eyeresistible Shadow Stick, $9.99

Sally Beauty

Melting and creased eyeshadow is seriously a buzzkill, so be sure to use this waterproof shadow stick to create sexy (and long-lasting!) smokey eyes.

5L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick, $9.99

L'Oreal Paris

Lasting through kisses, bites, or sips, each of these fun liquid lipsticks treats your lips to irresistible summer color.

6Laura Geller Filter Fix Correcting Setting Powder, $33

Laura Geller

Keep your bronzer and foundation in place with this game-changing setting powder, which stops dripping makeup (ew!) before it starts.

7Flower in Your Prime Ultimate Eye Primer, $7.98


Use this budget-friendly eyeshadow primer to keep all your cat-eye in place.

8Tarteist Clay Paint Liner, $24


This waterproof cream liner makes droopy and fading liner a thing of the past.

9Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation, $40

Urban Decay

Amazing but true — even your foundation can be completely waterproof.

10Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Lip Color, $9.49


This budge-proof color lasts up to 16 hours.

11Rimmel InstaFlawless Fix & Matte Setting Powder, $6.47


This translucent powder keeps your beauty looks both fresh and matte.

12La Roche Posay Toleriane Teint Mousse, $30

La Roche Posay

This tinted, airy mousse keeps your complexion smooth and unstoppable. 

13Sweat Cosmetics Glow Hard Mineral Bronzer SPF 25+ Twist-Brush, $42

Sweat Cosmetics

A bronzer that lasts through sweat and the heat? Sign us up, please!

14Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $23


This waterproof mascara delivers long-standing color in just one sweep.

15Kat Von D Lock It Blotting Powder, $29


Set all your foundation looks with this handy lightweight pressed powder, which you simply blot onto your face for maximum makeup protection.

16Too Faced Hangover 3-In-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray, $32

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Need a primer and setting spray that’s tough as nails? This 3-in-1 product multitasker is sure to be your summer beauty bestie.

17MISSHA Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, $35


Great for those who want lightweight yet long lasting coverage.

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