The Sweat-Proof Makeup Products That Have Serious Staying Power
Whether you like to go for a natural look or prefer a full face, wearing makeup in hot weather can be a real challenge. None of us want an unintentionally smudged look, but few of us enjoy having to redo our makeup, especially when it’s hitting 30 degree celsius. Fear not, we’ve cracked the code and found the best products to achieve a sweat proof makeup look.
From wearing the right skincare with SPF to the best waterproof mascara, we’ve done it all the groundwork and we hope this helps you look your best while beating the heat this summer.
The Best Products For A Waterproof Makeup Look
TatchaThe Water Cream, £65
Best Face Cream for Summer
This Tatcha bestseller has a unique formula utilising Japanese wild rose to control oil production – essential for warm days. The water-based moisturiser hydrates skin without leaving a greasy finish and it feels seriously refreshing to apply.
Summer FridaysShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen, £35
Best SPF for Face
This new broad-spectrum SPF from Summer Fridays nourishes and protects skin from UVA and UVB rays. It’s the perfect final step to your skincare routine before you move on to makeup.
Laura MercierPure Canvas Primer Perfecting, £35.5
Best Makeup Primer
A good primer is essential for a waterproof makeup look as it creates a smooth canvas for makeup and ensures it lasts for longer. Laura Mercier’s primer blurs out imperfections and paves the way to a smooth, radiant base.
HourglassVanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, £47
Best Waterproof Foundation
Wearing makeup in hot weather can be a challenge. Is it just us of does it feel like your foundation seems to disappear after just a few hours? Hourglass’ stick foundation is super easy to apply and glides on perfectly, and it has amazing staying power.
Rare BeautySoft Pinch Liquid Blush, £22
Best Liquid Blush
Liquid blushes are one of the biggest makeup trends for 2022, and this one from Rare Beauty has got everyone talking. A little dot on each cheek goes a long way and will stay on for the rest of the day. We’ve put it to the test, and we can assure that it won’t move.
Anastasia Beverly HillsCream Bronzer, £12.8
Best Cream Bronzer
Cream textures are much easier to apply and tend to stay in place for longer, especially when it’s hotter than usual. This one is super buildable and leaves you with a lovely sun-kissed glow.
NarsLight Reflecting Setting Powder - Pressed Mini, £17
Best Setting Powder
A good setting powder is non-negotiable when we’re talking about sweat-proofing our makeup. This weightless powder from NARS leaves your skin camera ready and catches the light beautifully. It’s perfect for those hot days when you don’t want your makeup to be matte.
HourglassVoyeur Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, £27
Best Waterproof Eyeliner
During the summer, our eye makeup needs to be 100% water and sweat proof to avoid smudging. This gel formula goes on super smoothly and will stay on all day. No need to worry about panda eyes here.
By TerryMascara Terrybly, £36
Best Waterproof Mascara
Knowing what the best waterproof mascara is for 2022 is imperative and if you’re still on the hunt for one, the By Terry’s Terrybly mascara gets our vote. The formula gently curls your lashes and adds volume. Plus, it boosts lash growth when used daily.
Charlotte TilburyAirbrush Flawless Setting Spray, £17
Best Setting Spray
A setting spray will lock your makeup in and keep it in place for the rest of the day, it’s the ultimate step to finish off your waterproof makeup. The Airbrush Flawless one from Charlotte Tilbury will do just that and leaves a smoother-than-smooth finish. You can even use it as a primer if you’re packing light for a holiday.
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