13 Sweat-Proof Makeup Products That Are Perfect For Summer

Do you know what I hate about summer? Raccoon eyes. They are seriously the lowlight of the season. I already have shadows under my eyes on the best of days, many thanks to my adorable children. But when you add in the eye makeup that won't stay in place if you sweat a little, things look pretty dire. Finding sweat-proof makeup products that are perfect for summer is a high priority for me.

More often than not, when the summer hits, I find myself chasing the kids around the park or through the sprinkler. It's a truly glamorous life, this motherhood thing. Well, you can imagine how spectacular I look on the days I wear makeup that isn't sweat-proof. Don't worry, I'll give you a moment to recover. Needless to say, my activity level as a mom generally demands a bit more care with the beauty products I choose, when I actually wear any.

Even if it's just the basics – for me, mascara, lip tint, and BB cream – sweat-proof is the way to go when the temperature rises. Otherwise, you risk scaring your kids' friends, when they come over to visit. Here are 13 sweat-proof products that are perfect for summer, especially when you're a mom.



I am definitely the type of person who relies on a tinted moisturizer or BB cream on most days, but the sheer products don't tend to last as long. The Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer will last all day at the park or the beach.

Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer, $46, Amazon


Powder Foundation

Not everyone wants to put a liquid foundation on in the summer. A powder can feel lighter, but you don't want it to be so light that it has next to no coverage or lasting power. That's why I love NARS's All Day Luminous Powder Foundation, which stays put all day.

All Day Luminous Powder Foundation, $20, Amazon


Liquid Foundation

Have you ever put on foundation at the beginning of a very long day, only to notice part way through that it looks like you never bothered to put anything on at all? The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation will look like you just put it on, even at the end of the day.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation, $47, Amazon



It can be tough to find a concealer that lasts and doesn't look like your daughter's dollar-store makeup. This Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof concealer is waterproof and it makes your skin look like actual skin.

Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Concealer, $35, Amazon


Eye Liner

Make Up For Ever's Aqua Liner has long been a favorite liquid liner among makeup fanatics, and with a mind-boggling 19 shades to choose from, you can wear a different color almost every day of the month. And hey, it's water-, tear- and smudge-proof, which means your eyeliner could survive an apocalypse.

Make Up For Ever's Aqua Liner, $42, Amazon


Lip Gloss

If you imagine your hair getting stuck on your mouth when you think of lip gloss, think again. NARS lip gloss has a formula that's not only free from that tacky feel that lip glosses evoke, but it lasts for ages.

NARS Lip Gloss, $34, Amazon


Eye Shadow

If I'm going to wear any eye makeup besides mascara, it had better be easy to put on. That's why I love Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick. It's not cheap, but it lasts and and can be put it on in just a swipe.

Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick, $38, Amazon



Sometimes, a girl just wants some color. Enter Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer. You not only get great color, but you also get a product that's paraben- and pthalate-free.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer, $39, Amazon


Lip & Cheek Stain

Benefit Benetint lip and cheek stain is not the cheapest stain on the planet, but one bottle will last literally forever with how little is needed. On top of that, the actual product is magical and lasts forever, too.

Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain, $16, Amazon


Lip Stain

The Sephora cream lip stain is really more like a liquid lipstick, thanks to its heavy pigment, but it applies beautifully and lasts all day.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain, $23, Amazon


Sephora Collection Waterproof Brow Pencil

If you're trying to grow out your brows, Sephora's retractable waterproof brow pencil is a favorite, but it won't break the bank.

Retractable Waterproof Brow Pencil, $25, Amazon



If you're unwilling to apply your blush as a water-based liquid and you're in search of a more traditional product that won't rub off when your kids leans in for a slobbery kiss, try Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush.

Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, $39, Amazon


Maybelline New York Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara

Sometimes, you just need a full-blown waterproof mascara, right? Maybelline's Volum' Express Waterproof formula is cheap and extremely effective. In fact, I'm pretty sure the mascara has actually lasted for days on me. I don't recommend trying this, but it's a great indicator for how well it holds.

Maybelline's Volum' Express Waterproof Formula, $5, Amazon