Summertime really does a number on our usual makeup routine. In high heat and humidity, anything we put on our face tends to end up running, fading, or transferring. Poolside days and beachside nights need a foolproof beauty plan, and that plan starts with a waterproof foundation. Ranging from minimal to full coverage in lightweight and buildable formulas, we’ve rounded up the best waterproof, sweatproof foundations for summer. For fewer steps and easy, on-the-go touch-ups, check out our picks that also double as a concealer or grab one with SPF to protect and perfect. Our Top 10 waterproof foundations have been tested and tried, and the reviews all claim they’re warm weather game changers. With up to 40 shades to choose from or formulas that are easily mixed, it’s a breeze to find your skin tone’s twin. 12-24 hour staying power that can withstand a cannonball into the pool deserves a standing ovation… or at the very least, an “add to bag.” Opening image: @CoverFX
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July 18, 2018
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Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
USERS SAID: "Once you get over the fact that this foundation does indeed oxidize, you'll find that the formula itself is amazing. I read a ton of reviews before purchasing this and ended up getting 1 shade lighter than my skin tone- and it was a perfect match. The foundation is so light and easy to blend and covers every imperfection ever."
BEST FOR: Getting full coverage with just a single pump
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
BEST FOR: Packaging can make all the difference, and a foundation stick means on-the-go touch ups and easy application!
LOVED FOR: This hyper pigmented formula provides amazing full, yet natural coverage with just a few swipes.
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
BEST FOR: True full coverage foundation that hides even the biggest and brightest of blemishes.
USERS SAID: "I can say with 100% confidence that this is theee absolute best foundation I have ever used. It's so highly pigmented and creamy but smooth, so it covers everything and leaves your skin looking absolutely flawless. It lasts all day, even on oily skin because it dries down to a matte finish. It gives you that "I have makeup on" look but without being heavy or overdone."
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
USERS SAID: "This foundation never fails to amaze me. No matter the weather condition or temperature outside this stuff stays in place on my face and gives me a full coverage finish every time I reach for it. It is my go to foundation for every look I do. I love it"
HELPFUL TIP: Want to try before you buy? Estée Lauder at Nordstrom offers a free 10 day supply!
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