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Don’t Let Your Makeup Sweat Away This Summer – The Best Waterproof Makeup Products

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Summer is here and it is hot! All I want to do is be near or in the water! I still want to look cute though, so I’ve gathered up my favorite waterproof makeup products! These picks will hold up in the water whether you are beach-bound, hanging poolside or going to the lake. If not, these are sweat proof for the gym too!

First things first, let’s start with foundation and concealer. We can all agree less is more when the temps are high. If I can get away with it, I like to just spot conceal instead of applying a full face of foundation during the summer. But be sure whichever way you choose, use a sunscreen first!

Foundation & Concealer – MAC Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

This awesome product can act as a foundation and a spot concealer! I love products that can do more than one thing! MAC foundations are some of the best on the market and perform highly. The price point can be a little higher, but it will not disappoint you!

Eyeshadow – Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème to Powder Waterproof Eyeshadow

I love makeup in stick form because it is portable and easy to use! It can double as eyeliner too. I recommend this one. I like the shimmery metallic shades like copper, bronze, gold and champagne for summer. These are also only $16!!! They glide on beautifully and last all day!

Mascara – Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara

This is probably the most important product for your summertime beauty. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara Is my new must-have Holy Grail mascara. I love both the regular and the waterproof formulas. This product is my new favorite for my pro makeup kit as well! At $4.99 you will not be sorry. It has a great formula that doesn’t dry out quickly and the wand gives you beautifully separated and long lashes!

Brows- Maybelline TattooStudio Longwear Waterproof Eyebrow Gel/Pomade

Brows are very important! If you are lucky enough already have great brows, lucky you! If not, and you’re like me, I must reinvent my brows on a daily basis. I don’t want my brows to sweat off or disappear while I’m trying to have fun! I love the Maybelline TattooStudio Longwear Waterproof Eyebrow Gel. The price is also a steal, at $8.

I also like to use the Maybelline New York TattooStudio Brow Pomade. This option comes with a little angled brush/spoolie. The price is around $9 and is just as good, if not better, than some very popular brow pomades, because of how long-wearing it is!

Setting Mist Spray – Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

To finish off your face of makeup, I highly recommend using a setting mist spray to keep everything in place. The Morphe Continuous Setting Mist is one of the best (and although the price is a little high on Amazon), it’s a rather cheap option too. Using a setting spray can be the final touch to keep your entire face waterproof, so you can go about your summer day without any worry.

I hope you try some of these waterproof makeup products during your summer activities. Let us know how they worked for you! Do you have any other waterproof recommendations? Please drop them in the comment section below!

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