Best Summer Fit and Sweatproof Makeup

Photo by: K. Anthony

Photo by: K. Anthony

Most of the time, a fresh face of makeup is no fair match for smoldering summer temps. Thankfully, there’s an exception to every rule, and in this case, Rae Cosmetics is the ideal sweat-proof solution.

Rae Cosmetics is a mineral based and hypoallergenic line of natural skincare. It was founded by Rochelle Rae, an award-winning makeup artist that has earned a reputation as one of Austin’s premier beauty entrepreneurs. She earned a degree in Fine Arts and attended the prestigious Makeup Designory in Hollywood California.

Rochelle’s collection was sparked as a result of her  frustration with a market heavily saturated with  weighty makeup, accompanied with endless trips to the mirror to reapply. Her active lifestyle, as well as that of her clients, was urging for a longer lasting, more natural approach to cosmetics. This motivated her to create a versatile cosmetics line designed for real life and the active women who live it.

This collection takes no back seat to beating sweat.“Rae Cosmetics (is) a mineral-based makeup line that can stand up to sweat (even after our testers 45 minute bike ride)… your go-to makeup, not only for your wedding day, but beyond.” stated Modern Bride Magazine. That’s one of many testimonials a host of Rae Cosmetic fans.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Rochelle; she gave me the scoop about her leading cosmetics line (view interview above).

I had a ball trying on samples and shopping Rochelle’s amazing collection. There was a great selection of colors and products.  It was tough to narrow down the goodies I wanted to take home, but eventually I did.  Here are a few of my favorite goodies from this fabulous line.

Customizable Cosmetic Bag


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I absolutely loved this cosmetic bag! I purchased bag without brushes, but it’s nice that they have the option to buy it with brushes too!  This bag has oodles of versatility and style.  It’s uniquely compact, but has ample space and easily accessible compartments.  It also comes in a few color variations. My favorite was the leopard interior and black exterior combo. This travel-friendly beauty makes it a jet-setter’s  dream.


Lush Silk Mascara


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What’s not to love about a lightweight lush mascara? The silk powder and protein-rich formula promotes strong flexible threads for long healthy lashes. The water-binding properties in silk make it water-resistant, smudge-resistant and fast drying but more gentle than water-proof. Infused with chamomile, juniper and protective anti-oxidants vitamins A, C and E. I especially appreciate how the hollow-fiber brush lifts and separates each lash, minus the clumping.

Precision Eyelash Curler


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This innovative lash curler tackles one section of lashes at a time. It’s unique design makes it simple to reach even the tiniest of lashes without pinching or pulling. It is perfect for deep-set or hard-to-curl lashes. This lash companion delivers lovely looking lashes every time.

Waterproof Liner


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You can’t beat a practical waterproof liner that doubles as a gorgeous lipstick.  I couldn’t wait to bring this little lip number home and put it to the test.  It lived up to all of it’s amazing reviews. I tried the maraschino lip color and instantly fell in love. The matte consistency wasn’t drying but still super long-lasting. I went for a swim with my lovely new lip color and was pleasantly surprised to see it was still on after 3 hours in and out of the pool.  This waterproof formula survived for hours without smudging or smearing.

Find out more about this awesome line in the above video and on  Tell us about your favorite sweat-proof options in comments below.