Prevent Meltdowns With 4 Melt-Proof Makeup Products

Heat and humidity are notoriously troublesome for makeup. Staying fresh-faced in the dog days of summer is a struggle for all skin types, but oily complexions are especially susceptible to faded foundation and melted mascara. In these conditions, waterproof and sweat-proof options abound…but which ones can actually outlast the longest days of the year?

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup
This foundation is ideal for the days that go from enjoying the great outdoors to spending nights on the town. The super lightweight formula can hold on for up to 15 hours, yet doesn’t feel like a mask. Pair it with a moisturizer containing SPF when plans include fun in the sun. $38 for 1oz

Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara
Diorshow has a cult following among beauty gurus thanks to its “Black Fix” complex, a special blend of ultra deep and dark kohl pigments. Devotees swear a single coat is enough for the thickest and blackest lashes. But the waterproof version takes it a step further with won’t-budge polymers that can withstand even a dip in the pool. $27.50 for .33oz

theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush
Powder products don’t tend to stick around for long under intense heat. But Instain’s unique creamy texture actually stains the cheeks for color that won’t rub off. The result is a product that is applied with the ease of a powder, but has the staying power of a cream. $22 for .23oz

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
Finish with a few spritzes of this setting spray for a look that won’t quit. Its patented Temperature Control Technology actually keeps makeup cool to prevent meltdowns and control oil all day. Plus, the extremely fine mist feels so weightless, you won’t even notice it on the skin. $30 for 4oz