A Guide to Sweat-Proofing Your Beauty Routine

Your beauty routine is about to get schooled on how to get through those final dog days of summer. This is our guide to the best sweat-proof makeup on the market.

‘Tis the season for sweat stains and smudged makeup.

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, the summer rays often get the best of us and just because it’s August doesn’t mean the humidity is gone. And while we’d like to think that our trusty luminizer helped us achieve a glowing complexion, it was actually anything but that (hello greasy).

Luckily, we’re in the business of looking and feeling our best, and we’ve tracked down a few champion products that will keep your full contour and brow game strong well into those smouldering evenings.

If you’re headed to the beach to get some vitamin sea or trying to look your best at the gym, these waterproof beauty buys will help you set you up for success.

Check out our top sweat-proof, waterproof and summer-proof products:

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Tarte Maracuja Rainforest Glow Instant Matte Waterproof Body Perfector & Mitt, $47

This waterproof and matte perfecting bronzer will give you those golden gams free from streak marks come sun showers. Infused with skin-nourishing Maracuja, which helps to soften and hydrate, this no-wait glow-in-a-bottle is better than your best spray tan. Help mask an uneven complexion, and fake that Caribbean bake with this beauty buy. Complete with a mitt to ensure a #flawless application, this bronzer won’t budge no matter what elements you throw at it.

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Two Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, $32

Your lashes will always be on point thanks to this waterproof mascara. Complete with a formula that promises to add volume to each and every lash with its hourglass-shaped brush, your lashes will have people asking if you’re wearing falsies. This collagen-fueled formulation with added water-resistant polymers will ensure your mascara doesn’t run at your best friend’s wedding, and can stay on strong even when you’re swimming laps at the resort. After one coat, the brush will separate, coat and curl your lashes for a dramatic effect that can be worn both day and night.

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Kevin Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, $58,

This skin enhancer is not only waterproof but seriously hydrating. While you might be warding off the waves, your complexion is getting drenched in necessary jojoba and honey. With one swipe, you will not only see complete coverage, but you can also contour a few of your features along the way. This necessary beauty buy is also formulated with minerals that help support your summer skin, all the while remaining entirely summer-proof for your hottest days yet.

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Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Colour with Brush, $30

Brows on fleek, right? Just because you’re dancing in the ocean, doesn’t mean your brows can’t look fierce. This highly pigmented and waterproof cream-gel will easily build a natural arch, all the while giving you some necessary drama. The 24-hour wear, smudge-proof product will ensure that you can lighten up for work, and build some daring definition come evening. What’s even more amazing is that the cap turns into a brush, perfect for those precise arches.

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Lancôme EFFACERNES – Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer, $35

Long days and even longer nights will probably have you looking and feeling like a raccoon come September. Luckily, this long-wearing, crease-resistant and colour-correcting concealer will help minimize the damage. Banish your bags and dark circles, and welcome an even skin tone, even in humid climates.

What are your go-to sweat-proof makeup secrets?

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