One of the worst outcomes of a melty, humid day is having concealer that only covers your zits and under-eye circles for a few hours. Invest in a full-coverage one that's got your back, literally through rain and shine.
Estee Lauder 'Double Wear' Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer, $25; shop.nordstrom.com.
Sweat-proof, streak-free foundation is a godsend, so once you find the right one, hang on (or buy in bulk, whatever). Makeup Forever's full beauty line is a great entry point for long-lasting makeup—hence the name—but their satin coverage foundation is especially well-equipped for hot summer days .
Makeup Forever Face and Body Liquid Makeup Foundation, $43; sephora.com.
Silicone and natural amino acids are two of the essential ingredients in Cargo's formula that help the color to grip on skin, shielding it from the elements.
Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush, $26; ulta.com.
Just one swipe is all it takes to build color with Bobbi Brown's award-winning shadow stick. AM to PM, the creamy finish stays put all day, no flakes in sight.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, $29; bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
Trust a Korean beauty brand to have the waterproof liquid eyeliner game (the last frontier of waterproof makeup, IMHO) on lock. The felt tip applicator is like a pair of training wheels for beginners, and the super fine point lends precision to the inky matte lines you'll be drawing.
Clio Waterproof Brush Liner, $20; amazon.com.
Cult brand Too Faced's long-wear makeup can inspire buying frenzies—this liquid lipstick is already sold out at Sephora—and it's not hard to see why. A slick of the Too Faced pigment on your lips adds fade-proof rich color and a shot of *needleless* plumping action.
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick, $21; toofaced.com.
A stay-all-day lip primer that helps us achieve Gwen Stefani's perfectly stenciled pout? 🙋 Plus, it's guaranteed to be the prettiest purchase in your makeup bag.
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil, $14; sephora.com.
A waterproof (and cry-proof, let's be honest) mascara is like a unicorn. On humid days, invest in a volume-building mascara like this one that doesn't bleed under your eyes.
Lancôme GRANDIÔSE Waterproof Mascara, $32; sephora.com.
Creamy, buildable color is the M.O. of this versatile eyeliner that doubles as a shadow. White under the eyes for mornings or a streak of this season's most popular color, blue, on nights out? The world is your colorful oyster.
BH Cosmetics Waterproof Eye Crayon, $6 each; bhcosmetics.com.