smudge proof cosmetics

Oh, summer -- hanging out by the pool, hosting picnics, and basking in the sun. While there are so many wonderful things about summer, wearing cosmetics isn't one of them. Ordinary foundations, eyeshadows, mascaras, and eyeliners don't hold up well against humidity and mugginess. That's when you need to invest in ones that will. Here are ten smudge-proof cosmetics you need right now so you can look fabulous all summer long:

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

This oil-free foundation delivers undetectable coverage and a fresh, hydrated glow for the most natural skin-like finish. In addition to weightless, long-wearing coverage and hydration, the formula minimizes the appearance of pores, conceals imperfections, and delivers broad-spectrum UV protection.

Clinique Lash Power Mascara

2. Clinique Lash Power Mascara

This mascara stays put and pretty for 24 hours. It won't smudge or smear, lasting through rain, sweat, humidity, and tears but removing easily with warm water. Its unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush

3. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

This long-wear blush is made of super soft, silky powder that's chock full of true-color mineral pigments. It lets you layer on your glow with no harsh lines or chalky build-up. Its micronized Amazonian clay helps control oil and infuse moisture for balanced skin and seamless blending.

Urban Decay Waterline Eye Pencil

4. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

This creamy, demi-matte pencil lays down waterproof color that lasts all day. It glides on easily and goes anywhere you want to put it. And after the color sets, it won't budge. This 24/7 formula doesn't contain any mineral oil, paraffin or preservatives.

Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

5. Smashbox Photo Edit Eye Shadow Trio

These ultra-portable, mini eye palettes come in a range of curated colors to create perfectly coordinated eye looks. They're ultra pigmented and durable, lasting for the entire day. What's more, they're formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, fragrance, and talc.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

This award-winning multi-action concealer contours, highlights, corrects and perfects with creamy, medium-to-buildable coverage and a naturally radiant finish. Enriched with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology, it creates a softer, smoother complexion while instantly obscuring imperfections and diminishing fine lines and signs of fatigue.

Lorac PRO Matte Lip Color

7. Lorac PRO Matte Lip Color

This velvety-smooth, matte lip color is infused with anti-aging antioxidants, including acai berry, pomegranate, grape seed extract, and vitamins C and E to help nourish and protect your lips. The PRO tip hugs the curves of your lips with precision and control while the weightless formula easily glides on with a long-lasting matte finish.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

8. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

This featherweight eye primer locks down shadows for 24 hours of crease-proof, budge-proof, and waterproof wear. It grabs pigment and intensifies eye shadow color and neutralizes any lid discoloration.

MAC Pro Longwear Powder

9. MAC Pro Longwear Powder

This long-wearing face powder guarantees zero shine for up to 12 hours. It's sweat and humidity-resistant and gives a velvety matte finish with medium coverage. It's oil-free, non0drying, photo-friendly, and non-acnegenic.

Benefit The POREfessional Face Prime

10. Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer

This face primer quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin. Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. The translucent formula contains a vitamin E derivative known to protect skin from free radicals.

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