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Waterproof Foundation for Summer 2020

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 11, 2020
Waterproof Foundation for Summer 2020

Achieve complexion perfection with waterproof foundation

There’s no greater love-hate relationship than with face makeup during the summer. While you may want that dewy glow for your beach debut, it gets complicated as temperatures rise and water and sweat start to fade the foundation off your face. Or worse, the dreaded streaks… not a cute look. But there is a way to look beautiful in your poolside selfies without letting the summer heat and humidity ruin your makeup, and it’s called waterproof foundation.

With all the new innovations in the beauty world, it’s never been easier to find a waterproof foundation that nourishes your skin while keeping complexion looking fresh throughout hot summer days. From drugstore classics to luxury picks, these five drugstore foundations will fight sweat, chlorine, and seawater to keep foundation in place all summer.

Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation by Smashbox, $36

Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation Smashbox
Source: Smashbox

The best waterproof foundations don’t just protect against H20, but also sweat, chlorine, and the dreaded humidity that can melt your makeup in seconds… and the Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation by Smashbox does it all. With nearly perfect ratings on MIRA BEAUTY for water resistance, longevity, and blendability, you’ll always reach complexion perfection during the summer days.

Water Blend Face & Body Foundation by Make Up For Ever, $43

Water Blend Face & Body Foundation Make Up For Ever
Source: Make Up For Ever

Summer means spending a lot more time in the water, and your foundation is no exception. This waterproof foundation is created with 80% water and has an innovative water-gel texture that feels weightless on the skin. But don’t think that lightweight = less effective. This sheer formula keeps your foundation looking fresh all day (no streaks!) while giving skin that dewy summer glow that’s ideal for beach days or fun nights out with friends.

ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin SPF 15 by Revlon, $13

ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin SPF 15 Revlon
Source: Revlon

If you have natural redness or super oily skin that looks even more shiny in the summer (ew,) this is the ideal waterproof foundation to keep your skin looking glowy rather than greasy. Sweat and shine are no match for this long lasting formula, which looks flawless for 24 hours straight while giving you a boost of sun protection with built-in SPF.

Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation by NYX Cosmetics, $15

Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation NYX Cosmetics
Source: NYX Professional Makeup

A waterproof foundation that hustles all summer long, just like you. From the gym to the pool to your long shifts at work, you’ll always have full coverage and a beautiful matte finish with this lightweight formula. It’s also on the cheaper side, and comes in 40+ versatile shades to ensure that you always match your skin’s unique undertone.

Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation by L’Oreal, $12

Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation L’Oreal
Source: L'Oreal

When it comes to summer beauty, this waterproof foundation has it all. Oil absorbers to protect against water and sweat, buildable coverage for day or night looks, and SPF to keep skin looking stunning instead of sunburnt. Blend in for a healthy, hydrated complexion and beautiful coverage that’s no match for sweat or seawater.

Shop more waterproof foundations and summer essentials on MIRA.