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Sweatproof Makeup Must-Haves You Need Now

We wait all year for summer to come around, but when the warm weather finally commences, we’re yet again reminded of how quickly our makeup can melt away! While it’s almost impossible to be 100% streak and shine-free, we’re sharing our secret weapons from toners to setting sprays that keep our makeup locked in place all summer long.

  1. Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter
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    Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

    Formulated with mango butter and fermented pumpkin, this essential first step in your summer makeup routine feels like a moisturizer when first applied, and then transforms into a silky foam. Not only does it remove all leftover makeup from the night before for a smooth canvas on the next application, but it brightens and nourishes the skin without any signs of stripping or tightness. It can also be used as a clarifying mask a few times per week for the smoothest makeup application you’ve experienced since your last facial.

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  2. PCA Skin Smoothing Toner
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    PCA Skin Smoothing Toner

    Post cleanse, apply this smoothing toner, a one-stop-shop for a porcelain, radiant base. Packed with both lactic and citric acids to slough away dead skin cells—along with aloe to combat irritation— your newly-smooth skin will be the perfect starting point for makeup that stands a chance against the heat.

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  3. DHC Velvet Skin Coat
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    DHC Velvet Skin Coat

    A gel texture that smooths the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and imperfections, this makeup-gripper not only reduces oiliness, but it holds on tight to your daily glam. After your two important skin-prep steps, apply a layer of this primer to keep skin moisturized without added shine. When you look in the mirror after a long day out, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that your contour lines are in the same place they were when you left the house.

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  4. SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
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    SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50

    Even in the middle of winter sunscreen is an essential step, but in the summer, we opt for a mattifying formula that offers a powder-like finish for all-day wear. Apply this UV-fighting formula underneath your makeup and on top of your primer to protect from the sun and keep skin looking even and healthy.

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  5. Jane Iredale Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder
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    Jane Iredale Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder

    If you’re in need of a matte tint, reduce shine without the dullness with what we call a “magic” powder for vibrant skin. Thanks to long-lasting rice powder, this talc-free formula can be used first thing in the morning for that initial set, and, if needed, for touch-ups throughout the day to keep red cheeks covered and excess shine at bay while you’re on the go.

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  6. Coola Make-Up Setting Spray SPF 30 Green Tea and Aloe
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    Coola Make-Up Setting Spray SPF 30 Green Tea and Aloe

    It mattifies, it calms, it protects from the sun and it keeps makeup looking flawless all day long, it’s Coola’s summer-worthy makeup spray, and we make sure to coat our faces with it before we head out the door. Chock-full of aloe vera leaf extract, this 70-percent organic multitasker is also suitable for all skin types, especially hypersensitive skin that is in need of some major R&R.

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  7. LashFood Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer

    Our eye makeup is also prone to melting in warm weather, but not when it’s locked in place. Apply this post-curl and pre-mascara for a coating that refuses to leave your lashes until you want it to, without compromising strength. Featuring a nano-peptide complex that nourishes and grows the lashes while it primes, this mascara also replaces the need to use a growth serum nightly.

  8. Sigma Long Wear Eyeliner Pencil
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    Sigma Long Wear Eyeliner Pencil

    Add some spice to your lids while your lash primer is drying with this long-wearing formula from Sigma. It’s smudgeable and blendable when first applied, but after a few minutes it’s locked in place for good (until a makeup wipe makes an appearance, that is).

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  9. Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil
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    Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil

    Melting brows are a major no-no, and Tarte’s stay-all-day formula outlasts all our beach days. Featuring a powerful blend of all-natural botanicals, safe-to-use mineral pigments and vitamins A and E, you can wave goodbye to sparse brows and say hello to a groomed, full look that actually stays put. Now, swipe on a lip hydrator for all-day moisture and your summer-proof look is locked and loaded.

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