While it’s probably best to turn down your beauty routine as the weather heats up, there are occasions (e.g. weddings) that may inspire you to look a little more made up than usual. And maybe you’re happy to give up your usual vibrant blush, but you can’t part ways with your cat-eye liner, red lips or full brows, even if you’re sweating through your clothes. Given that you probably won’t be completely detached from your makeup this summer, we’ve picked out nine products to help you survive the season in style—no dripping foundation or dark mascara circles in sight.
Do you feel more comfortable with a picture-perfect complexion? Look for a long-lasting, waterproof foundation that will cover blemishes and even skin tone in one. Our fave from Make Up For Ever (see below) can also be used on the body to help camouflage bruises or other imperfections.
Try: Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup, $46 at Sephora.
Fake a tan and contour your face with a stay-in-place bronzer. This bronzing powder is actually waterproof so no one needs to know that your cheekbones aren’t as sharp as they appear.
Try: Rimmel Natural Bronzer Waterproof Bronzing Powder, $9 at London Drugs.
There is an assortment of waterproof, stay-put eyeshadows on the market, but why invest in a whole new makeup collection, when you could just waterproof the shadows you already own? Apply this primer before putting on any shadow and hit the heat with confidence.
Try: NYX Proof It Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer, $10, at London Drugs.
Obsessed with your liquid liner? You can sit poolside with perfectly defined eyes without the fear of smudging or running. Look for a waterproof, smudge-free formula that won’t flake off with sweat.
Try: M.A.C Liquidlast Liner, $24 at M.A.C..
Tired of applying mascara only to have it smudge? And don’t you also hate the struggle of taking off your waterproof formula each night? Well, this lash tint lasts four days without reapplying and won’t come off in the pool.
Try: Hard Candy Lash Ink Mascara, $7, at Walmart.
Do your full, defined brows define you? You don’t have to give them up in fear of them bleeding down your face. Find a long-wear pencil or gel to keep your brows in place.
Try: Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long Wear Brow Pencil, $49 at Murale.
The best part of summer beauty is its ease. Because, let’s face it, you’re gonna be drinking on a patio a lot, and you don’t want your lip colour to disappear after the first pint! Sephora Collection’s formula feels light but lasts up to 10 hours of vibrant colour.
Try: Sephora Collection Color Lip Last, $16 at Sephora.
Different hair types require different types of shampoo and styling products to look their best, but a good dry shampoo is universal. It freshens up second (or third, or fourth) day hair and can help eliminate excess oil and odour. Yes, even on even the sweatiest days.
Try: Sephora Collection Express Dry Shampoo, $12 at Sephora.
Want to avoid unsightly blisters and skin irritation? Use this anti-chafing balm on thighs, under bra straps and on feet. It’ll protect you from all of your battles against friction.
Try: Bodyglide Anti-Chafing Balm For Her, $10 at The Running Room.