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If you’re traveling to a hot and humid destination, the wrong makeup can ruin any photos you plan on taking and make you feel like you want to hop in the shower and start fresh. If you want a polished look without the oiliness, here are our readers’ recommendations for the best travel makeup to add to your packing list.

 


Best Sweat Proof Makeup


 

 

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Travel Fashion Girl help! A reader asks:

 

“I’m headed to Belize next week. What is your best makeup for humid weather?”

 

High temps and humidity can make applying makeup a nightmare, as it can melt off within just a few minutes. If you’d prefer not to go without, swap your standard travel products for sweat proof makeup that can withstand more extreme temperatures.

 

Here’s what our readers say are the best sweat proof makeup products out there:

 

 

Best Mascara

 

 

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Clinique Lash Power

 

Water Resistant Mascara That Keeps You Going All Summer Long

 

When you’re having a great time on your trip, the last thing you want is to look like you’ve been crying in almost every picture! Enter Clinique—it’s waterproof mascara is some of the best makeup for hot, humid weather. One reader says, “No more panda eyes that used to happen daily no matter what I did.”

You can also find this at: SephoraNordstrom and ULTA.

 

Find out the best makeup for pictures on this post!

 

 

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L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise

 

A Mascara Rated as Some of the Best Makeup for Humid Climates

 

A mascara that lives up to its name, L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise is indeed heavenly make up for humid weather. One reader calls it “really good” and says, “I find I have to wipe the brush before applying but once on, it doesn’t budge. It’s not terrible to remove, either.”

Can also grab it at: ULTA.

 

 

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Blinc Mascara

 

Blinc Smudge Proof Mascara Keeps Lashes Dry All Day

 

For humid destinations, a tubing mascara is the way to go, especially if you want to swap out your waterproof brand. Blinc forms tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes for maximum amplification and hold.

Once applied, the tubes bind to your lashes and don’t run, clump, or flake. One reader says, “It does not smudge. It holds up well during tennis in southern North Carolina, too.”

You can also grab this directly at: Sephora, or Walmart

 

Take a look at these best waterproof mascara!

 

 

Best Eyeliner

 

 

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Stila Stay All Day

 

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Goes the Distance

 

When you need a budge-proof eyeliner that lasts all day long, reach for a liquid version. One reader recommends Stay All Day eyeliner saying, “It’s wonderful. I wore it all over Costa Rica last year with no issues.”

This easy-glide, quick-dry precision liner stays in place until you say when, and they’ll be no smudges, feathering, or running. It goes on smoothly and heck, yes—it’s so strong, it may even outlast you!

You can also get it at these online retailers: Sephora, and ULTA.

 

Here is our post on the best non smudge eyeliner!

 

 

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Milani Infinite Everlast

 

The Best Liquid Eyeliner for Longevity in High Humidity

 

Keep that perfect cat eye on fleek with this Milani eyeliner. Its long-lasting formula will keep you from smudging or smearing for up to 24 LONG hours!

Whether you’re climbing a mountain, white water rafting, or dancing all night, your liner will stay put. As one reader says, “It doesn’t come off until you take it off!”

 

You’ll want to look your best when you travel! Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!

 

 

Best Eyebrow Pencil or Gel

 

 

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MAC Shape + Shade Brow Tint

 

Shape and Shade With a Reliable Brow Liner

 

This MAC eyebrow pencil isn’t a pencil exactly, more of an incredibly fine-tipped felt-tip brow pen containing their special liquid formula. Users say it’s easy to apply and that it’s long-lasting and will withstand hotter temperatures.  

A breeze to use, it’s double-ended, having the product pen on one side, and a sponge tip on the other end, which is terrific for blending.  Grab it at these other retailers too: ULTA, Nordstrom and MAC.

 

 

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Sephora Collection Retractable Pencil

 

Keep Brows Happy With a Waterproof Eyebrow Liner

 

This Sephora eyebrow pencil has an ultra-fine tip and it’s retractable, so no messes or sharpeners to contend with. Users love it, especially its waterproof and sweat-proof abilities, with one sharing they’ve worn it at the beach and didn’t have raccoon eyes at the end of the day! 

There is a spoolie end for easy taming and blending. Plus it comes in 10 long-lasting shades. You can also grab this directly at: Sephora.

 

 

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WUNDER2 WUNDERBROW Eyebrow Gel

 

Get Eyebrow Help When It Heats Up 

 

If you have unruly brows, the Wunder2 Wunderbrow gel eyebrow product is adored by users. It’s waterproof and users even share that it can last a couple of days through humid climates without budging. Plus the formulation is vegan and cruelty-free!

Fans rave about its natural-looking colors but share that you get better results using the angled brush, rather than the enclosed applicator wand. You can also find this at: ULTA, and overstock!

 

 

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Benefit Brow Gel

 

Use This Gel Brow Helper To Look Fab 24/7

 

The Benefit gel eyebrow liner is water-resistant and lasts, and comes in s natural shades that builds brows beautifully. Wearers describe it as “great for busy people who just want to swipe it on and go!” You can also grab this directly at:  Sephora, or Belk and ULTA.

For a non-tinted version, check out the Benefit 24 hour brow setter that is a great clear gel!

 

 

Best Eyeshadow 

 

 

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MAC Times Eyeshadow Palette

 

This Editor’s Favorite Performs in the Heat

 

Editor-in-chief Alex loves the custom palettes from MAC. They come in small pods, which allows you to only travel with the colors you actually use. Alex has a custom palette with four shades—two for daytime and two for nighttime looks.

You can also grab it at these other retailers: Nordstrom, MAC, and ULTA.

 

 

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Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eyeshadow Palette

 

 The Best Compact Eyeshadow Palette Stays Fresh All Day 

 

In humid places, eyeshadow can start to smudge, but with these Revlon ColorStay palettes you can achieve a shimmery, metallic, or matte look and it’ll last all day—up to 24 hours to be exact!

This line comes in five different eye looks so choose one that works for you!

 

 

Best Blusher

 

 

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Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

 

A Top Blusher That Gives A Long-Lasting Natural Look

 

This Clinique blush pop is a cute daisy embossed pressed powder that comes in a wide range of shades. Users say it lasts all day and won’t streak at all. You don’t need to use a lot to get the right color and it gives a natural glow to the cheeks.

You can also pick this up at these retailers: Sephora, ULTA,  and Macy’s.

 

 

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Tarte Amazonian Clay

 

Look Sunkissed in This 12-Hour Blush

 

The Tarte Flush blush comes in a round mirrored compact that contains the pressed powder in a ton of shades. The soft powder contains Amazonian clay and it has a smooth texture that goes over makeup well. 

A wonderful, long-wearing choice that stays looking fresh! You can also get it at these online retailers: tarte, ULTA, and Macy’s.

 

 

Best Foundation

 

 

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L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte

 

The Best Foundation for Hot Humid Weather Comes From the Drugstore

 

This foundation by L’Oreal holds up extremely well under warm weather scrutiny, according to several TFG readers. One says, “I used it with sunscreen underneath and it worked really well all over Southeast Asia. It stayed on all day.” Another reader agrees, calling it her “go-to” matte foundation.

Can also pick it up at: ULTA.

 

Check out what made our list for the best face sunscreens!

 

 

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Kat Von D Lock-It

 

The Best Foundation for Humid Weather and Great Coverage

 

For something a little more high-end that offers amazing coverage, even as you’re secretly wilting under triple digits, look no further than Kat Von D for what one reader calls “a trooper in sweaty weather.” Since this is a Kat Von D product, it’s meant to cover just about everything from tattoos to scars and beyond. It’s vegan and cruelty-free, too!

You can also find this at: ULTA, and Sephora!

 

 

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BareMinerals Original Foundation

 

This Sweat Proof Foundation for Oily Skin Is also a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

 

If you prefer more coverage than what a lightly tinted sunscreen has to offer, then try a mineral powder foundation, which many of our readers swear by for hot climates. BareMinerals makes theirs with SPF 15, which gives the wearer complete coverage with a lightweight feel.

One reader calls it the best foundation for hot weather and says it “helps control moisture and oil.”

You can also pick this up at: ULTA.

 

Read this post on the best tinted sunscreen!

 

 

 

Other Sweat Proof Makeup Products

 

 

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Mineral Fusion Facial Toner

 

Mineral Fusion Is the Best Toner for Glowing Skin

 

Several readers recommended applying a mattifying toner prior to application for a clear complexion. Although it’s not necessarily a makeup product itself, Mineral Fusion’s toner will help keep whatever you apply on your face smooth and fresh looking all day long.

One reader recommends it, saying, “It gets rid of the ‘shiny’ look when I use it with my moisturizer. I love it.”

It instantly transforms from a cooling gel to a water toner as it clarifies, removes oil, and visibly tightens pores for a clearer, matte look that will just keep going.

 

These are the best moisturizer with spf!

 

 

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Hourglass Primer  

 

A Sweat Proof Primer You Won’t Be Able to Live Without


When comes to wearing makeup for hot weather, don’t skimp on the primer. Veil by Hourglass is one of the best sellers on the market and one our readers really love. One says, “I wear it under my mineral powder foundation. It is really expensive but worth every penny. It has SPF 15 and mattifies the skin. It makes my face feel and look so smooth, soft, and glowing.” We especially love the mini travel size it comes in, too!

You can also get this up at these retailers: ULTA, and Sephora!

 

Find out how to make a travel-size DIY makeup palette on this post!

 

 

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Coola Sunscreen

 

Sometimes a Tinted Sunscreen is the Best Foundation for Hot Weather

 

Wearing too heavy a tinted moisturizer, foundation, or BB cream can clog pores and cause breakouts. Instead, reach for a slightly tinted sunscreen like this one by Coola. So many of our readers love their products because they have antioxidant benefits and a matte finish that is ideal for normal to oily skin.

With an SPF of 30, one reader gives it a big thumbs up saying, “It is water resistant and has a matte finish. The tint on this is very light but it’s enough to even out your skin.”

You can also grab this up at: ULTA.

 

Looking for the best long lasting foundations? check out this post!

 

 

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Urban Decay All Nighter

 

How to Use Setting Spray to Stay Fresh in Extreme Heat

 

Use this setting spray by Urban Decay to lock down your makeup for the long, hot haul. When you’re finished applying your face in full, simply spray and go.

Readers applaud its ability to keep makeup in place. even under the harshest, heat conditions. One says simply, “The makeup stays on,” while another says, “I have sensitive skin and I can still use it.”

You can also find this at: ULTA.

 

 

Best Sweat Proof Makeup Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES RANKING PRICE
Best Mascara
Clinique Lash Power “No more panda eyes that used to happen daily no matter what I did.” Check Price
L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise “I find I have to wipe the brush before applying but once on, it doesn’t budge. It’s not terrible to remove, either.” Check Price
Blinc Mascara “It does not smudge. It holds up well during tennis in southern North Carolina, too.” Check Price
Best Eyeliner
Stila Stay All Day “It’s wonderful. I wore it all over Costa Rica last year with no issues.” Check Price
Milani Infinite  Everlast “It doesn't come off until you take it off!” Check Price
Best Eyebrow Pencil or Gel
MAC Shape + Shade Brow Tint This MAC eyebrow pencil isn’t a pencil exactly, more of an incredibly fine-tipped felt-tip brow pen containing their special liquid formula. Users say it’s easy to apply and that it’s long-lasting and will withstand hotter temperatures.   Check Price
Sephora Collection Retractable Pencil This Sephora eyebrow pencil has an ultra-fine tip and it’s retractable, so no messes or sharpeners to contend with. Users love it, especially its waterproof and sweat-proof abilities, with one sharing they’ve worn it at the beach and didn’t have raccoon eyes at the end of the day!  Check Price
WUNDER2 WUNDERBROW Eyebrow Gel If you have unruly brows, the Wunder2 Wunderbrow gel eyebrow product is adored by users. It’s waterproof and users even share that it can last a couple of days through humid climates without budging. Plus the formulation is vegan and cruelty-free! Check Price
Benefit Brow Gel The Benefit gel eyebrow liner is water-resistant and lasts, and comes in s natural shades that builds brows beautifully. Wearers describe it as “great for busy people who just want to swipe it on and go!” Check Price
Best Eyeshadow
MAC Times Eyeshadow Palette Editor-in-chief Alex loves the custom palettes from MAC. They come in small pods, which allows you to only travel with the colors you actually use. Alex has a custom palette with four shades—two for daytime and two for nighttime looks. Check Price
Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eyeshadow Palette In humid places, eyeshadow can start to smudge, but with these Revlon ColorStay palettes you can achieve a shimmery, metallic, or matte look and it’ll last all day—up to 24 hours to be exact! Check Price
Best Blusher
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush This Clinique blush pop is a cute daisy embossed pressed powder that comes in a wide range of shades. Users say it lasts all day and won’t streak at all. You don’t need to use a lot to get the right color and it gives a natural glow to the cheeks. Check Price
Tarte Amazonian Clay The Tarte Flush blush comes in a round mirrored compact that contains the pressed powder in a ton of shades. The soft powder contains Amazonian clay and it has a smooth texture that goes over makeup well.  Check Price
Best Foundation
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte “I used it with sunscreen underneath and it worked really well all over Southeast Asia. It stayed on all day.” Check Price
Kat Von D Lock-It “a trooper in sweaty weather.” Check Price
BareMinerals Original Foundation “helps control moisture and oil.” Check Price
Other Sweat Proof Makeup Products
Mineral Fusion Facial Toner “It gets rid of the ‘shiny’ look when I use it with my moisturizer. I love it.” Check Price
Hourglass Primer “I wear it under my mineral powder foundation. It is really expensive but worth every penny. It has SPF 15 and mattifies the skin. It makes my face feel and look so smooth, soft, and glowing.” Check Price
Coola Sunscreen “It is water resistant and has a matte finish. The tint on this is very light but it’s enough to even out your skin.” Check Price
Urban Decay All Nighter “The makeup stays on,” while another says, “I have sensitive skin and I can still use it.” Check Price

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

How to Pack a Makeup Travel Kit

 

When it comes time to pack your makeup, you’ll want to consider a makeup bag to keep it separate and neat in your luggage. Consider a small cosmetic bag that can fit easily into your toiletry bag.

You also can wrap your makeup bag in clothing and add to your packing cube in your suitcase to better protect it. Even if you travel carry-on only, your bag may be put into an overhead bin, under a seat, or hauled up flights of stairs. You don’t want to break your products.

 

Watch this video to see how to downsize your makeup for travel!

 

Only pack what you think you really will need and use. Watch the video above for tips on how to downsize your beauty products.

However, if something does happen to your makeup or beauty supplies, if you forget something, or if you need something, you can buy products at your destination.

 

Get our free printable makeup checklist here!

 

 


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