Unlike earthquakes and hurricanes, a heatwave is one of Mother Nature’s curveballs that we can always see—or feel— coming.
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To prepare all you makeup lovers for what has the potential to be a natural disaster, we suggest you skip the non-perishables and stock up for waterproof beauty products instead. They’re smudge-proof, budge-proof, and just what you need to survive a dreaded makeup a meltdown. If your go-to products can’t take the heat, it’s time to bench them and substitute your starting lineup with a few summer favorites from our team.
Scroll through to check out these humidity-resistant formulas that will go to bat for you in the face of balmy weather and then be sure to grab your tickets to our 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Festival, celebrating all things Black fashion, beauty and style this fall!
ABH Darkside Waterproof Liner
There’s a bright side to this dark gel eyeliner. It won’t fade, crease, or smudge in humid conditions.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Water Proof Mascara
Extend your lashes up to 12 times their volume without muddying the under eye area when you apply this transfer-proof masca
MAC Prolong Concealer
This lightweight concealer provides full to medium matte coverage that lasts for up to 15 hours and helps to conceal blemishes, dark circles, and hyperpigmentation.
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
This water-resistant foundation is the perfect canvas for long-lasting makeup. We’re talking about 36 hours long.
Tattoo Studio Waterproof Eyebrow Gel
You won’t have to worry about your eyebrows fading when you sculpt and fill them with this waterproof formula that lasts for up to 2 days.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer
Before you apply makeup you should always prep your skin with a primer. This one mattifies liquids on the skin to ensure a long-lasting hold.
Smashbox 24 Hours Shadow Primer
Prevent sweat from disrupting your eye makeup when you prep your lids with this creaseless 24-hour stay primer.