The Best Waterproof Foundations

With summer fast approaching, foundation becomes our mortal enemy. Sweaty? You become a greasy mess. Pool party? Your base will vanish faster than your Aperol Spritz. That’s why summer requires a little makeup-bag switch up, to ensure your foundation remains flawless, whatever the weather (and the parties, the hot tubs, the sweat…) throws at it. Read on for our top six waterproof foundations.

MAC COSMETICS PRO LONGWEAR NOURISHING WATERPROOF FOUNDATION

Waterproof foundations don’t get any better than the Mac Cosmetics Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. For use as both a foundation and concealer, for up to 36-hours, this water, sweat and humidity proof, medium-to-full foundation blends seamlessly onto the skin for a natural satin finish. It’s a must-have this summer.

ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY IN PLACE FOUNDATION SPF 10

If you’re in need of a waterproof formula that is also matte, the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation SPF10 needs to be on your radar. With 24 hours of water, sweat and streak free wear, this natural, matte finish foundation is a name to know. 

URBAN DECAY STAY NAKED FOUNDATION

For that natural, real-skin finish, reach for the Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation, This matte finish, weightless and waterproof formula lasts up to 24 hours, making it a perfect choice for those days when you’re working up a sweat or lounging by the pool.

MAC COSMETICS STUDIO RADIANCE FACE AND BODY RADIANT SHEER FOUNDATION

Summer makeup is all about the glow and the Mac Cosmetics Studio Radiance Face and Body Radiant Sheer Foundation is our favourite tool for the job. Sheer yet buildable, and of course waterproof, this foundation adds a sheer yet radiant veil of coverage onto the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, hydrated and comfortable all day long.

Milani Conceal & Perfect 2-in-1

Let us introduce you to Milani’s Conceal & Perfect 2-in-1; this richly pigmented formula is water (and sweat!) resistant, and means you don’t need to worry about concealer and foundation separately – it does both jobs in one. 

SMASHBOX STUDIO SKIN FULL COVERAGE 24 HOUR FOUNDATION

Keep your base in place no matter your surroundings with the Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour Foundation. This water, swear and humidity resistant formula works to cover imperfections in an instant, minus the creasing.