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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
5. 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.
6. Lip Gloss
7. Eye Shadow
9. Lip & Cheek Stain
10. Lip Stain
11. Sephora Collection Waterproof Brow Pencil
13. 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.