Summer is upon us…cue the heat and humidity! The last thing you want is to have your makeup melt off or sweat off. This week for Makeup Wars, we decided to share our favorite heatproof makeup. Making a few tweaks can insure you beat the heat and still look fresh.

Insure your makeup will stay put by starting with a primer. In the heat and humidity, I like an oil-absorbing, mattifying primer like Urban Decay De-Slick Complexion Primer (review). Using this primer first helps to absorb shine, smooth and mattify skin. Application technique is the key to success with this one…press De-Slick into skin, don’t rub it on, and allow to set before applying foundation.


For waterproof foundation, I like the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation (review). The formula was developed to repel water, while looking good all day. I like the fact that there is a good shade range, plus a matching powder available.


MAKE UP FOR EVER is my brand of choice for heat/water/sweat/melt proof summer proof makeup. The new Aqua XL Color Paint Shadows (review) are long-wearing, have excellent pigmentation, don’t crease or flake off. I’ve been super impressed! For lining, you can’t beat the Aqua XL Eye Pencils (review)! And Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencils are great for a pretty pucker at the pool!

No summer makeup look is complete without a bronzer. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer gives you a sunkissed glow, doesn’t look ashy, or oxidize on your skin. The natural color is a great choice for summer!

A waterproof mascara is also a must for summer. There are many excellent formulas available. The new L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara is worth checking out. At under $10, this mascara has a good, clump-free, volumizing formula and a full brush for lenghtening. I’d recommend an oil-based eye makeup remover for easiest removal.

Finish with a makeup setting spray, like Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray to cool the surface of your makeup and keep it looking good for up to 12 hours!

What are your go-to makeup products to beat the heat? For more great swelter-proof makeup, check out the Best Matte Makeup for Summer. Make sure to pop over to see the picks from the other Makeup Wars beauty bloggers!


Disclosure: Some of these products were received as press samples from the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post; see Disclosure Policy for additional information.
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