• Patricia Tiscareno

Summer-proof Makeup: Sweat- and Waterproof Products to Slay this Summer

Updated: Apr 9

Summer is officially here and you can find us chasing the sun. We’re excited about all the upcoming summer activities filling up our calendar, but we aren’t too excited about the rising temperatures which have us dripping in sweat when walking from the parking lot into our destination. Just thinking about it has us sweating.

We know far too well the feeling of having your makeup melt off, or having your so-called waterproof mascara smear, leaving you looking like a raccoon. Despite this heat, we still want to slay (especially if we're paying extra for sweat/waterproof products). We want to beat our face and have it look flawless from morning to night. So, we’ve put together a list of the best summer proof makeup products to slay in this summer.


Before we get into the thick of things, we can’t stress enough the importance of sunscreen. This is vital to protect skin from harmful UV rays, skin cancer, and premature aging. However, shopping for the right sunscreen can be tricky because some can have an unpleasant fragrance or leave skin feeling oily and sticky. The following products will protect you from the sun while also serving as a moisturizer for your skin.


Play Everyday Lotion ($58)

Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion is one of our favorite face/body sunscreens because it doesn’t smell like chemicals and doesn’t leave a chalky finish on your skin. This is due to their clear formula which blends in on any shade of skin and won’t cause flashback. It's hydrating, fast-absorbing, and a new reef-safe formula, meaning it's now octinoxate-free, so you won’t even notice a difference in texture.

Elta MD

UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 ($33)

This sunscreen is perfect for those with extra-sensitive and post-procedure skin. It’s oil-free, with a touch of color that withstands water, humidity, and perspiration - take that summer heat! You can even wear it under makeup to help sustain the beat all summer long.


Primer is vital in our efforts to have flawless makeup that stays on all day. This product grips your makeup to help it stay in place without easily transferring or sinking into the pores of your skin. Using certain primers can also reduce the appearance of pores, even out your skin tone, and help prevent oily skin from slicking makeup off.


Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Primer ($12.99)

This primer smooths and blurs out imperfections. It works for all skin types and comes in two formulas, one for oily/combo skin and one for normal to dry skin. It's lightweight and gives you a matte finish that lasts all day. This formula not only locks your makeup in place, but it also illuminates your skin giving you that natural glow that will light up any room.


Poreless Mattifying Primer ($32)

This primer helps resurface uneven skin tones from fine lines, dry patches, and acne scars. It’s a waterproof mattifying and retexturing face primer that creates a shine-free canvas for your foundation. We can’t stress enough how amazing this product is. It erases pores and smooths out the skin. This formula is translucent and leaves no tint or shimmer residue. We know this primer is a bit pricey, but a little product goes a long way. Plus, it's vegan!


Let’s talk foundation. If you're looking forward to serving looks this summer both in and out of the heat, these products are for you. Make sure to read all the details to find out which is the perfect match for your skin type during the summer season.

Urban Decay

All Nighter Liquid Foundation ($40)

This full-coverage waterproof foundation will leave you with a flawless-looking complexion. Its formula is perfect for both combination and oily skin as it mattifies and absorbs oils to reduce the appearance of shine. The feel of this product is smooth and applies evenly to the skin. It does feel a bit heavy because it is full-coverage, so if you want a lighter feeling try their One & Done Foundation.


Outlast Active Foundation ($6 - $11)

L'oreal Outlast Active Foundation is sweat-proof, transfer-proof, and humidity- proof that lasts up to 12 hours. No, we aren’t joking. This foundation outlasts both the gym and a night out. It's a prestigious foundation at a drugstore price. Reminder: Use a setting powder, especially with lower-cost products to help the formula last longer.

Mac Cosmetics

Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation ($36)

This full-coverage foundation provides long-term hydration. It’s an oil-free, humidity-resistant product that lasts up to 36 hours. (But, we don’t suggest leaving on your makeup for that long). It provides a lightweight feel so you won't even know you're wearing makeup. We recommend starting with one layer and applying more as needed to avoid caking it on.


The best finishing touch to a beat face is eyebrows on fleek. If you’re looking for products that will help you keep your 'fleek' on this summer without sweating them off or losing them in the pool, these are must-have products.


Tattoo Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Gel ($12.99)

This gel instantly colors and defines for full eyebrows that lasts up to 2 days (just try not to touch it). It's perfect for a fast application that gives a natural look. It also comes with a sculpting tip that helps create fuller and thicker eyebrows. It's the whole package for a great price...#winning.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Brow Definer ($23)

This retractable eyebrow pencil has a triangular tip for multi-purpose applications. The sharpest point creates a super fine line, the backside creates a medium line, and the side makes a thick line, giving one the opportunity to create different width strokes. It has a spoolie that grooms tedious eyebrow hairs into place. Tip: Add setting powder and let bake for 5 minutes for longer-lasting brows.

Mascara and Eyeliner

There are many products that claim to be waterproof but fall short by smudging, clumping, and creating a hot mess. Here are the top products that will stay in place and accentuate your captivating eyes - wink wink.


Lash blast volume waterproof mascara ($9.99)

A waterproof mascara that gives you full and voluminous lashes that instantly awakens the look of eyes. At a great price point, you will get what you pay for - it's not 100% waterproof so be prepared to possibly reapply. Whether you get emotional, go swimming, or break a sweat, this mascara will stay put.

Milk Makeup

KUSH Waterproof Mascara ($12-42)

One of our favorite mascaras for many reasons. It's one of the most waterproof mascaras you'll find and it provides the perfect voluminous, curled lashes. You won't need to use much product with this one as one brush stroke will do the trick, but add as many layers as you'd like for a bolder look. It's also kush infused so it helps maintain lash health.


All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($22)

The BEST eyeliner you will ever find with just a hint of bias there. It's perfect for creating sharp, crisp wings that will have you serving face all summer long. Not only is this product known for staying on all day, but it also has a marker tip for easy application. Be careful because once it's dried down it isn't easy to come off, but at least you know it lasts.


There’s nothing worse than smudged lipstick that dries up your lips and comes off after one sip of water. Here are some moisturizing, long-lasting lipstick products to kiss those problems goodbye.

Beauty Bakerie

Matte Lip Whip ($20)

It works wonders and actually stays on. You do have to wait about five minutes for it to completely dry and lock-in, but once the lipstick dries it does not budge. It applies evenly and isn’t patchy. It’s even beauty blogger, Tati approved. With its long-lasting, smudge-proof, and waterproof formula, there's no need to reapply.

Lime Crime

Velvetines Liquid Lipstick ($20)

Another liquid lipstick that offers a non-drying lip color and is richly pigmented. The product has a velvety matte finish that is, yes indeed, waterproof and leaves your lips feeling soft. Add one layer for a more natural lip or add some lip liner to contour for a fuller look. You can even top it with their Wet Cherry Lipgloss in Extra Poppin' for a dewy vibe.

Share this article with your beauty guru friends. You might just be this summer's lifesaver! Here goes to beating our face and slaying this summer. Let us know how these recommended products worked for you at @thisisuproar.

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