Summer Beauty Products That You Won't Sweat Off
There are lots of wonderful things that arrive with summer—swimming, sundresses, picnics, rosé, vacations—but one of the not-so-fun things hallmarks of the season is the heat and sweat that inevitably comes with it. That's why we tend to go for a lighter, sheerer, less-is-more beauty look during the hottest months of the year.
It makes sense to work with the weather instead of against it. That means sporting natural wavy hair, since the humidity will make it curl up anyway, and enhancing it with a beachy salt spray. It also likely means leaving the heavy foundation and dramatic eye makeup for fall and winter and choosing a more effortless, fresh-faced makeup look that will leave you dewy and radiant. Who has time to deal with makeup that's melting off your face, looks cakey, or feels heavy and sticky when they should be enjoying picnics, barbecues, and walks on the beach, anyway?
Since we know how frustrating it can be to spend time getting ready only to have your hard work ruined before you even get to work or have a chance to make the rounds at a family party, we've made it our goal to become experts in finding the best makeup for summer that you won't sweat off. The important thing to note is that these products work well no matter what you're doing—whether it's a night out, day on the beach, a family vacation, or an outdoor wedding. So, whatever your summer might look like, and wherever you might be spending it, we have rounded up some of our favorite beauty products that will help you look fresh and glowing from sun up to sun down, no touch-ups necessary.
The Perfect Cat Eye
This waterproof eyeliner is an absolute staple if cat eyes are your signature beauty look. Not only does the precise tip make applying it with a steady hand easy, but it also lasts forever without smudging.
Shop Now: Stila "Stay All Day" Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $22, sephora.com.
Eyeko's mascara was made for those with active lifestyles—swimming, working out, or just running around town in 90-degree temperatures—so it's not surprising how well it works. It's basically a gel formula that repels water, and contains conditioning collagen and fruit extracts to make your lashes healthier.
Shop Now: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara Catch & Curl, $26, amazon.com.
This is a full-coverage foundation, but you wouldn't know it because of how light and weightless the texture is—you'll find that it's the perfect formula for a summer-worthy foundation. It's also oil-free and claims to be sweat-free for 24 hours. While we haven't tested it for that long, we can say it lasted as long as we needed it to before going to bed.
Shop Now: Becca Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation, $44, dermstore.com.
Stay Put Blush
This silky, hyaluronic-acid infused blush is also a primer, so it won't melt off an hour after you've applied it. We love the shade Mykonos—a pretty peach that adds the perfect amount of color to your face for the summer.
Shop Now: Buxom Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush, $22, sephora.com.
We're going to let you in on a little secret: While we love this one for summer, we use it year-round, too. This concealer seamlessly disguises discoloration, undereye circles, and blemishes. And it stays put, no matter what the weather throws at you.
Shop Now: Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer, $25, macys.com.
These velvety, creamy, and gorgeous cream eye shadows cannot be messed up—literally. Every shade is subtle and beautiful (that's the brand's signature, "you but better" makeup) and lasts for hours upon hours.
Shop Now: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $43.99, amazon.com.
These easy-to-use, cream waterproof eye shadows are so perfect for the hot months, especially the metallic, shimmery shades—they add an ultraviolet-free glow to your complexion.
Shop Now: Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow, $25, sephora.com.
Poppy Lip Color
What is summer without a poppy, bright lip color?! YSL's lip stains have every shade you could want to wear in the summer, from hot pink and red to fuchsia and coral. The creamy formula feels super light on your lips and lasts forever, too.
Shop Now: Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, $37, shop.nordstrom.com.
Since we already know you don't sit in the sun without sunscreen, a bronzer is also key. Just like nearly every product from this line, the bronzers are high-performance: They're long-wear and blend effortlessly.
Shop Now: Fenty Beauty "Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth" Bronzer, $30, sephora.com.
Precise Brow Pencil
If you want to make your brows look fuller without smudging, this pencil is a must-have. We love the precision it delivers and the long-lasting formula.
Shop Now: Benefit Cosmetics "Precisely, My Brow" Ultra Fine Shape & Define Pencil, $24, ulta.com.