Ah, summer: a time for poolside hangouts, rooftop parties, and of course, tons of sweat. It is both undeniable and unavoidable—as the temperatures reach a toasty 80+ degrees, the greasy streaks will run down our faces at some point, and we have to be prepared.
In need of some makeup that won’t break down in the sweltering heat? That’s what we thought. Below, take a look at our essential sweat-proof beauty products that will help you get through the summer.
Beauty Bakerie Lollipop Liner
Liquid liners and sweat are rarely a perfect match, but this one can survive a sweat storm without any implication of fading. It’s just as good (or to be honest, a little better) than Kat Von D’s signature Tattoo Liner and a few dollars cheaper—so you decide which is the better pick.
M.A.C. Cosmetics Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment
Grease buildup is imminent during the warmer months, so you’re going to need a few touch-ups throughout the day. Instead of grabbing powders that leave a white cast, try using this mattifying fixer-upper: just a few dabs of this will leave your oiliest areas shine-free and poreless.
Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick
As we’ve said before, this concealer is pure magic. It will cover up all of your tiny blemishes and pigmented spots without fading, budging, or creasing for a full day—yes, even during a heat wave.
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Primer
If you’re in dire need of some mattifying power, then grab this primer, stat. It absorbs any unwanted grease or shine to leave an oil-free finish for a full 12 hours.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
This O.G. setting spray has been a top-rated favorite for years. Just a few spritzes, and every inch of your makeup is cemented on for hours on end.
Glossier Boy Brow
Do your brows need a little pick-me-up throughout the day? Then this best-selling brow gel will do just the trick: Its formula has an ultra-strong hold, but leaves your brows looking (and feeling) naturally fluffy.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Shimmer Stick Highlighter
In the summer, cream-based makeup is your best friend. This cream stick highlighter will give you an instant, buildable glow, and won’t fade or leave a greasy feel.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
There’s a reason why everyone is so obsessed with RiRi’s foundation—it actually works. The matte finish will survive even the hottest of summer days, and keeps creases and cracks down to a minimum.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
So, sweaty lips are (hopefully) not a real problem, but don’t you want a lipstick that will last through a day’s worth of eating and sipping? Enter: this no-budge liquid lipstick. You’re welcome.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette
Having your intricately-blended eyeshadow crease and fade at the hands of greasy lids is one of my biggest pet peeves. But, gone are the days of faded shimmers and mattes with this fan-favorite eyeshadow quad. Every shade stays just as glitzy and vibrant from the moment you swipe it on, to the second you wash it off.
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara
Don’t want to end up with raccoon eyes by the end of the day? That’s what we thought. To give your lashes a long, voluminous look without mascara streaks, swipe on this best-selling waterproof mascara. It’s the same formula as the classic fan-favorite, but stays on your lashes all day long—no matter how hot and sweaty the day gets.