Sweat and waterproof makeup to see you through the summer

Make a splash this summer! Makeup artist Sonia Deveney talks the best waterproof makeup products with Beauty Director Lisa Oxenham...

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.

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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.

Katie Thomas

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.