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Sweat-proof makeup that won’t melt off in the heat

Rest easy knowing your face makeup looks good, no matter how hot it gets.
July 29, 2022 9:51 a.m. EST
July 29, 2022 9:51 a.m. EST

We all know it’s hard to keep your makeup in place on those hot summer days. We’re here to say there is makeup out there that won’t budge for hours, no matter how sweaty you get. Beauty expert Shari Koffman is rounding up the best tried and true sweatproof products, from glowy primers to 24-hour-wear mascara.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer

This award-winning formula smooths the skin and helps your makeup stay for up to 12 hours. This primer locks in hydration and gives a soft glow to the face. One to two pumps is all you need before applying your makeup.

SHOP: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer; $48 at Sephora Canada

Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish


This product is kiss, cry, and sweat-proof and designed to resist excess moisture on your makeup. It helps to control shine and reduces. The need for touch-ups. It has patented cooling technology that keeps your skin protected from heat and moisture while still allowing both to escape from your skin. This is a favourite among makeup artists for its amazing staying power.

SHOP: Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish; $55 at Amazon

Glossy Lip Stain

This is a gloss and stain all in one. Infused with a mango seed butter, it goes on glossy and gives a beautiful pop of colour. It’s comfortable and long-lasting, plus it won’t transfer. Available in eight colours, this non-scented product is the perfect size for your makeup bag.

SHOP: Glossy Lip Stain; $7.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

24hrs Glam Intense Mascara

Amplify both the volume and length of your lashes with this 24-hour-wear mascara. It uses a polymer formula that envelopes each lash in a water-resistant film. Enriched with argan oil, this product moisturizes and nourishes every lash with each use.

SHOP: 24hrs Glam Intense Mascara; $29 at The Bay

Dual-Ended Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner


This liner from Stila creates the perfect line every time. One side of the pen features the original liquid liner and the other side has an ultra-fine tip applicator. The formula glides on with ease, dries quickly and won’t smudge or budge from day to night.

SHOP: Dual-Ended Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner; $39 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner

If you’re looking for intense colour in a single swipe to create an epic smoky eye, this eyeliner is from you. With an array of matte and shimmer shades, the colour glides on without pulling or tugging.

SHOP: Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner; $29 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Hyaluronic Self-Tanning Serum

Get the no-makeup-makeup look with this self-tanning serum. This product is vegan and made in Canada, plus it’s great for sensitive skin. Use three to five drops on your face, neck and chest or add it to your favourite moisturizer. It’s rich in hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and oils from coconut, jojoba and raspberry seed.

SHOP: Hyaluronic Self-Tanning Serum; $60 at Nuda

Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

This flawless foundation gives breathable coverage and a radiant finish. Infused with Estee Lauder’s Ion Charged Water, it hydrates, soothes and protects the skin. It can cover redness, dark spots and imperfections.

SHOP: Estee Lauder Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45; $60 at The Bay

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