The seasons are changing and so is your make-up. Most critical ones? Foundations, foundations, foundations… Waterproof foundations are made to stick so they survive cries (of joy), sweat, swims and more. These take the cake.
Introducing our pick of the top waterproof foundations…
If you’re looking for a foundation that can take you from swimming to sundowners, then waterproof foundations are the answer. These foundations are lightweight but still offer a flawless finish while being totally beach-friendly and long-lasting.
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Foundation
This waterproof formula can be used as a foundation or concealer and won’t budge for a full 24 hours. It won’t leave you greasy either, as it’s oil-free and provides instant and long-term hydration. The formula blends seamlessly into the skin with medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish.
Estée Lauder Double Wear
A fave in the beauty community, this one is Lauder’s #1 foundation worldwide. Double Wear is oil-free and actually controls the amount of oil your face produces (whoa!). Waterproof and transfer-resistant, you won’t find this foundation melting in even the most humid of weather.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer
Get two for one in this foundation and concealer that’s both lightweight and moisturising, giving you a naturally beautiful finish – without the clogged pores. The colour stays true even through sweat and humidity, meaning you can totally go from office to gym and back again without a smudge. Love.
STILA Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
Be forever selfie-ready with Stila’s lightweight, high-definition, buildable coverage, oil-free, matte foundation. The formula is ultra long-wearing, water-resistant and is designed to stay on your face all day long.
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L’Oreal Infallible 24hr Liquid Foundation
L’Oreal promises that their infallible foundations are waterproof, steam-proof, stay matte for up to 24 hours and deliver perfect coverage with zero shine or cakiness.
Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
Foundations should do more than just offer great coverage! Studio Skin also evens your skin tone and never settles into pores or lines. Find your perfect match from 40 shades that won’t oxidise. Bonus.
Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid
Instantly restore your skin’s youthful glow with Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid. Containing extracts of chicory and red jania, these foundations work to give you a luminous and radiant complexion while concealing age spots and blemishes.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
This lightweight foundation mattifies and refines pores, leaving a natural, seamless finish. Ideal for normal to oily skin, the formula features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores.
Essence Insta Perfect Liquid Make-Up
Find your perfect fit with Essence Insta Perfect Liquid Make-Up. Whether you’re looking for light or strong coverage, the formula ensures a flawless matte complexion – no matter your shade. Available in nine different shades, its convenient drop-packaging allows you to mix and match to create the perfect colour for all skin types.
Revlon Colorstay Full Cover Foundation
Get full-on coverage that doesn’t budge a centimetre. Plus, the soft formula actually moves with your skin, so it feels comfortable and not like you’re covered in a face mask. Genius. Plus, it’ll last up to 24 hours. No that’s staying power.
BX Cosmetics Waterproof Liquid Foundation
This moisturising baby delivers long-lasting results and conceals dark marks on the skin. It’s light, with a light to medium coverage and delivers a flawless finish. Sold.
Essence Stay All Day 16hour Long Lasting Foundation
Free from silicones, parabens, microplastic particles, alcohol, perfume and oil, this super-soft formula stays put while giving you a healthy glow with a medium to high coverage, so everything stays exactly as it should be.