Melt-Proof Makeup Must-Haves

Megan Segura


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Oh it’s getting hot out there, and whether you live in a steamy, humid climate or a dry arid one, finding makeup that won’t melt off your face can be challenging. I have a list of some tried and true melt-proof makeup must-haves that will keep you looking perfect all summer long.

1. Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel ($35,
A mattifying primer helps absorb oil and minimize pore size, as well as keep the shine away.

2. Makeup Forever Face And Body Liquid Makeup ($40,

This is a sweat-proof, waterproof foundation that won’t slip and slide off the face. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and it’s not only light and sheer in summer’s heat, but you can swim and play all day at the beach and have a flawless complexion.

3. Kryolan Dermacolor Waterproof Powder ($26,

Could there be a waterproof powder you ask? Why yes there is! When applied, it needs to set for 10 minutes before you brush away the excess with a powder brush. Who knew?

4. Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Chocolate Brown ($7.95,

Waterproof eyeliners are plentiful and mine is the very best.

5. CoverGirl Intense Shadow Blast Eyeshadow ($7.99,

This line of eyeshadows is waterproof and comes in awesome wearable shades for summer. My top picks are Brown Bling and Beige Blaze.

6. Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara ($20,

This mascara is excellent and never gets flaky, so double-dose your lashes for a long-lasting flirty fringe that even synchronized swimmers would be envious of.

7. Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer ($45,

This bronzer will keep you sun kissed and set for the whole day, and you can pair it with Benefit Benetint ($29, for a long-term rosy glow.

Now understand that almost every lipstick or lipgloss is waterproof as long as you don’t wipe your mouth so swipe on your favorite and you won’t have a melt down all season.


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