These Waterproof Foundations Hold Up Even On The Sweatiest Summer Days

Bright sun, scorching heat, sticky humidity — the sweet byproducts of the season are happening in full force right now, and our makeup is taking the biggest hit. Mascara is streaking and foundation is coming off on our fingers, shirt collars, sunglasses, everything.

It's tempting to ditch makeup all together in the mornings, but if you want to have your cake and eat it, too (without looking cake-y), there are options out there that'll last through your AC-free subway commute or a long day spent by the pool.

The following waterproof, sweat-proof foundations have all been tested by us and have earned the highest marks for stay-all-day coverage — even in the 100 degree heat. They're lightweight and buildable, too, so you won't even know you're wearing 'em.

Water-based foundation is your best bet for a barely-there feel. This formula provides natural-looking coverage that stays put and doesn't rub off. Plus, it comes in 20 different shades, so it's easy to find your perfect match.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation, $43, available at Sephora.
When your skin is less than perfect and you need a little more help hiding acne and redness, turn to this formula that will cover and hydrate but never leave you sheer and slick-looking.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, $34, available at MAC Cosmetics.
Apply this ultra-smooth formula with a Beautyblender, finish with some setting spray, then relish in the fact that you have a flawless base that holds up all day for less than $13.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, $12.99; at L’Oréal Paris.
Powder sunscreen  is a great way to streamline your makeup routine in the summer. This little blue compact is a beach bag essential because it provides full coverage, SPF, and is completely water-resistant, protecting your skin from all the summer elements.

Shiseido UV Sun Compact Foundation SPF 36, $28, available at Nordstrom.
Maintain an even complexion all day with this comfortable, breathable foundation that conceals any imperfections, dark spots or blemishes. It's pricey, but a little goes a long way and it doubles as a two-in-one.

Tom Ford Full Coverage Waterproof Concealer and Foundation, $85, available at Tom Ford.
This bargain foundation is designed for oily and combination skin types and won't rub off when it comes in contact with water — we tried.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combo/Oily Skin, $12.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
This foundation comes with a doe-foot applicator, allowing for precise application only where you want it. And with sweat-controlling agents, this formula is sure to withstand your favorite night club on its most crowded night.

Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation SPF 18, $60, available at Sephora.
A blogger fave, this stick foundation is ideal for buildable coverage throughout the day. Start with a primer, dot on the foundation, and buff out with a foundation brush. Add some on a few hours later if needed and you can guarantee it won't cake or look heavy.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $46, available at Nordstrom.
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