Come summer, it's a good idea to update your makeup bag. Not because the stuff you're using isn't good enough, but because you suddenly have different requirements in the warmer months. You need formulas that won't end up half way down your face as sweat trails down your face as you commute on the Central Line. You need products that can withstand cannonballs into an infinity pool atop a hill in Mallorca. What you need is the sweat and waterproof makeup products to see you through until Autumn.
You might think that you're safe as houses with the best primer and the best make-up setting spray, and yes if it's just a little bit of sweat or the slightest hint of rain then they will keep things in place perfectly. But we're not talk about a tiny spot of precipitation, we're talking heatwave drenching and swimming.
Waterproof makeup and sweat-proof makeup
We're looking at formulas that are specifically designed to be smudge, fade and slide-resistant. Which incidentally makes them a great option if you prefer to wear a little makeup during your workouts at the gym.
From waterproof blushers and mascara, to foundation and brow gels that won't budge, we've put them all to the test meaning that you can confident in knowing that your makeup bag is summer-proofed.
At the end of the day, when it comes to removing your makeup, be sure to arm yourself with a cleansing oil. Micellar waters and gel cleansers ain't gonna cut through these heavy duty formulas, you need an oil-based cleanser that will break down the makeup. A cleansing balm will also work wonders.
So keep scrolling for our edit of the best waterproof (and sweat-proof) makeup products that will keep your beauty look in check, even if you find yourself submerged in water.
When you think of a product being waterproof you tend to think of it as being quite rigid, rather than creamy. Wrong! This eyeliner is super creamy (for about 30 seconds) so that you can blend it exactly how you want - creating a long lasting smokey eye has never been easier - before drying down and staying put.
One of, if not THE, best waterproof foundations on the market. It laughs in the face of water and sweat. Well not quite, but the smart formula actually repels moisture from the surface of the skin.
'Stay All Day' by name and 'Stay All Day' by reputation. If you can't go a day (even to the beach or at the gym) without your statement feline flick, then this liner will, you guessed it, stay put for you all day.
Another cracking waterproof foundation that will stick around as long as you need it to this summer.
Think wisely before applying this lipstick, because it's not going anywhere once it's on. There are so many shades and finishes to choose from, so you could opt for a rosebud pink to match your natural lip or a bright shimmer if you're up for a party.
If you have really light, blonde eyelashes and look like the living dead without mascara on, like our Beauty Editor Katie, then do what she does and apply Clinique's High Impact Mascara on holiday. You can wear it to the beach or by the pool safe in the knowledge that you a) won't end up with black smears under your eyes after swimming, and b) that you look like a warm-blooded human.
Wunder2 as a brand is all about making makeup products that last and last and last and last and last... It's kind of their raison d'être. The technology in this brow gel really delivers, after applying it can last for up to three days. Three. Days.
If you're headed to a party island this summer, then you'll need a mascara that not only gives you voluminous, full lashes, but also will withstand the rosé-fuelled pool parties. Et voila.
Emotionproof is the line created by Tom Ford so that you can 'experience all that life has to offer with the utmost confidence.' In other words, go forth and do everything you want to do, because your concealer isn't budging.
This cult product has been around since the 1970s and it continues to amaze. Whether you wear it on your lips or your cheeks, once it's on, it's on. It gives the perfect 'I've just run a 10k' flush that will last all day.
Dark circles and blemishes don't give a shit that you're on holiday or enjoying the UK sun. They rear their ugly heads whenever. Thankfully, this concealer is nicer and will camouflage both. Plus it lasts for 24-hours, even through sweat, tears and water.
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Katie Thomas is the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire UK. With over 10 years of experience on women's luxury lifestyle titles, she covers everything from the best beauty looks from the red carpet and stand out trends from the catwalk, to colonic irrigation and to the best mascaras on the market. She started her career on fashion desks across the industry - from The Telegraph to Brides - but found her calling in the Tatler beauty department. From there she moved to Instyle, before joining the Marie Claire digital team in 2018. She’s made it her own personal mission to find the best concealer in the world to cover her tenacious dark circles. She’s obsessed with skincare that makes her skin bouncy and glowy, low-maintenance hair that doesn’t require brushing and a cracking good manicure. Oh and she wears more jewellery than the Queen.
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