Put a stop to shiny, sweaty faces and melted makeup thanks to these summer saviors that are guaranteed to keep you looking perfect no matter how hot and humid it gets. Click through the gallery to see Savoir Flair’s roundup of the best sweat-proof and long-lasting products to stop you – and your face – from having a meltdown.
From shimmery lilac to bright blue and dusty gold, these smudge-proof sticks are a shadow and liner in one. Apply all over lids for a waterproof wash of color, or line eyes for a subtle hint of a hue that will stay put for 12 hours.
Sephora ‘Waterproof Colorful Shadow & Liner’, AED 61/SAR 62 each, City Walk
Boast a bronzed, beautiful glow all day long with this waterproof bronzer. Staying on skin whether you’re on the beach or in the pool, it contains antioxidant-rich vitamin E and mineral pigments to soothe and soften. It’s the ultimate way to get a sweat-proof sun-kissed look.
BUY NOW: Tarte ‘Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer’, AED 205/SAR 209, Souq.com
Forget the panda eyes, for this mighty mascara will stay put to give you luscious lashes whether you sweat or swim. Giving extreme volume, lift, and curve, it’s also fortified with a vitamin complex to condition and nourish lashes whilst making them look bigger and better than ever.
Estée Lauder ‘Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash-Multiplying Volume Mascara’, AED 170/SAR 174, Areej, Mercato Mall
Not only will this sweat-fighting foundation give you a flawless-looking face, but it will also stay on skin for 24 whole hours thanks to its amazing ability to repel moisture from the skin’s surface. Offering a natural, satin finish, it can also be used as a concealer to give you the best summer skin ever.
MAC ‘Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation’, AED 194/SAR 198, The Dubai Mall
This clever creation from Make Up For Ever has been designed to turn your normal eye products into waterproof wonders. For shadows, powders, and glitters, all you need to do is dip your makeup brush into a few drops of ‘Aqua Seal’ and then into your product before applying. For liners, just apply as usual and then add a coat of Aqua Seal over it. Staying smudge- and sweat-free has never been so simple.
Make Up For Ever ‘Aqua Seal’, AED 115/SAR 115, The Dubai Mall
Boost your brows with Bobbi Brown’s ‘Long-Wear Brow Pencils’. The wax-based formula creates humidity-resistant and waterproof color, the slanted tip makes it easy to apply with perfect precision, and the handy built-in brush combs hairs into place. You’ll have gorgeously groomed arches in no time.
Bobbi Brown ‘Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil’, AED 205/SAR 209, Dubai Marina Mall
Whether you want to rock a bright red lip or a dark berry pout, these long-lasting lipsticks do just what their name suggests – they’re super and stay on for 14 hours. There’s no risk of leaving your lips feeling dry either, as their weightless formula is so light and comfortable you’ll forget you even have anything on.
Maybelline ‘Super Stay 14Hr Lipstick’, AED 57/SAR 58 each, Boots, Dubai Marina Mall
A budge-proof blush that boasts natural, buildable color? Brilliant. With its’ lightweight, liquid formula, this watercolor blusher has a silicon base, which makes it almost impossible to rub off and resistant to water. It’s also oil free, meaning it won’t clog pores or congest skin, and it contains vitamin E and jojoba to nourish.
BUY NOW: Daniel Sandler ‘Watercolour Fluid Blusher’, AED 89/SAR 91, ASOS
Thanks to its clever temperature-control technology, which helps lower the temperature of your skin, this setting spray keeps your makeup in place no matter how hot or humid it gets. Just spritz onto skin to prevent melting, cracking, and fading and keep your face fresh and fabulous for up to 16 hours.
Urban Decay ‘All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray’, AED 127/SAR 127, Sephora, Mall of the Emirates