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8 Water-Resistant Foundations to Withstand the Dog Days of Summer

Tired of sweating through your foundation?
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When that late summer heat wave hits, it's almost impossible to keep your hair and makeup looking fresh. Heck, even if you're indoors and out of the sun, sweat and excess oil can still present an issue when it comes to keeping your foundation in place.

Luckily, many brands know just how real the struggle is — and, accordingly, have created water-resistant foundations that can totally withstand the sweltering heat. We've scoured the web, read reviews, and even tried many foundations on our own to find some of the best long-wearing foundations that'll stay on, no matter what.

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This foundation from M.A.C. is truly one of the O.G. waterproof foundations. It's been a favorite of makeup artists working on set for years, and we understand why. This oil-free complexion perfector lasts for 36 hours, can be used as a concealer or a foundation (yes, the coverage is full).

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Tattoo artist and makeup guru Kat Von D, answered the call for a full coverage foundation that lasts. This high coverage foundation — full enough to cover tattoos — is safe for all skin types and is vegan and cruelty-free, so you can feel extra good about using it. Another bonus? It's super pigmented! (Trust us, a little goes a long way to cover your full face.)

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As an incredibly talented international makeup artist (who has worked with more celebrities than I can count on my fingers and toes), trust that Charlotte Tilbury knows a thing or two about creating a foundation that'll stay on through all the elements. This vegan and cruelty-free formula features three unique ingredient combinations: REPLEXIUM® to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, MossCellTec™ No. 1 to hydrate the skin, and AirCool™ that leaves your complexion feeling fresh.

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MUFE is a brand created for makeup artists by makeup artists. And makeup artists know that long days on set require a foundation that won't melt in the face of the elements. This incredibly lightweight foundation is made up of 80 percent water and features a unique water-gel consistency that leaves your skin hydrated and glowy AF — yes, all day long.

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BY KRISTEN BOUSQUET | SEP 2, 2020 | SHARES
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