Right now, in the depths of Reddit, a group of makeup-obsessed humans is fervently discussing one of the only topics of beauty to matter in this muggy, sweaty heat: Melt-proof, long-lasting makeup that won't abandon your face by lunch. Unsurprisingly, the Internet has strong opinions. Surprisingly, they're actually awesome. So ahead, the 10 best lipsticks, primers, foundations, and shadows that are sworn to stick around longer than your patience for summer.
"I've been very impressed by the lasting power of BareMinerals BarePro Pressed Foundation. I had been using their original loose foundation almost exclusively for nearly 7 years and was pleasantly surprised by how much longer BarePro seems to last. They advertise it as staying put for 12 hours (as opposed to 8 hours for the original) which sounded like hogwash to me but it seems to be true. I've also found a better color match in this formula, which is icing on the cake." —@ermmy
BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Pressed Powder Foundation, $30
BUY IT: www.bareminerals.com.
"My MAC matte lipsticks last forever, even if I eat and drink, but if you have dry lips, it will show every crack on your lip so I prep with primer and layer a sheer Cremesheen shade over it. The Cremesheen may fade, but the matte beneath stays on." —@fifteenmistakes
MAC Matte Lipsticks, $21
BUY IT: www.maccosmetics.com.
"I love my Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed. I do my makeup around 4:30 a.m. and remove it between 4 and 6 p.m., typically, and it has barely faded by that time! It certainly lives up to its '12-hour' name." —@Mathannmatics
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, $29
BUY IT: tartecosmetics.com.