The 9 Best Sweat and Waterproof Makeup Finds To Help You Avoid Beauty Meltdowns This Summer

Summer, while it may be the ally of those of us who would like to dress a la Rihanna and be 90% naked during the day, is usually the mortal enemy of most of us who enjoy doing actually taking the time to do our hair and makeup. There's nothing worse than doing your makeup only to walk out the door and have it all slowly slide down your face. It's uncomfortable, messy and just generally really, really annoying. Plus, it's bad news for posting selfies on Instagram, and I just can't have that. However, there are ways to avoid all of this. In honor of the sweaty, humid mess which can be summer, here is some of the best sweat proof makeup that you need now — especially if you're headed to a gazillion summer weddings this season.

Foundation Primer

A great primer is the key to making any and all makeup stick, so it’s the best way to begin a sweat proof and water proof look for sure.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36, Sephora

Waterproof Concealer

Am I the only one who has gone to the beach with a giant zit concealed and then realize that the second I step into the sun / ocean, the concealer will wear off and reveal the big, giant monster on my face? Is that just me? Well, either way, that problem is no longer a problem with this stuff, and I’m pretty happy about it.

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealer, $23, Sephora

Longest Lasting Foundation...Ever

There is SO much going on in the name of this foundation, that I have to trust the reviews that this stuff is amazing.

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil-Free, $55, Sephora

Eyeshadow Primer

Waterproof Mascara

Everyone raves about how long-lasting this Urban Decay water proof mascara is. I’m here to ask — has anyone actually tested the “cannonball” name? If no, can I volunteer? Just an idea.

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, $20, Sephora

Oil-Free Bronzer

Because being a bronzed goddess who is also oily is really just tacky.

Shisheido Oil-Free Bronzer, $35, Sephora

All Day Liquid Liner

Smudged and smeared liquid liner is one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s right up there with things like people who use the wrong form of ‘your’ and Crocs. I really hate it, guys. So I will certainly be using this “all-day” water proof liner all summer.

Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner, $22, Amazon

Disappear-Proof Shadow

This shadow actually has “infinite” in the name. So, no matter what forms of heat and humidity you encounter, it’s staying on your face. Infinitely. Choose a color you like, girls.

Nyx Cosmetics Infinite Shadow Stick, $9, Amazon

Whatever This Thing Is

I’m not exactly sure what kind of magic lives within this little bottle, but apparently it makes just about anything you want turn into being waterproof. Isn’t that convenient?

Aqua Seal Make Up Forever, $21, Sephora