Foolproof Tips For Sweat Proof Makeup

BLOG, Makeup / Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

Summer is here and one of THE most brought up topics with my clients, is how to make your makeup sweat proof, water proof or humidity resistant. Whether you are running errands, spending a day at the beach or getting married, I have some of my best tips to ensure your makeup lasts all day long!

Don’t Skimp On Skin Prep

Yes, when we think about the longevity of makeup, it’s important to start with properly prepped skin. Now this may look different depending on your skin type. Skin prep actually starts with your 3-step skin care routine: properly cleansing your skin, toning, and moisturizing with the right products.

Cleansing will give you a fresh, sweat-free start, so you can start with a clean canvas. Toning ensures that your skin is at a balanced state with the right PH which will help with oil control and sweat production. And moisturizing will add enough moisture to the skin so your skin doesn’t feel dry and your body doesn’t overcompensate by producing oil.

Next choose the correct primer for your skin type. For dry skin, choose a primer that not only evens out the texture of your skin, but also provides a barrier on the skin that prevents your foundation from just absorbing into your skin. For oily skin, choose a primer that will absorb oil throughout the day to keep you shine free.

Choose The Right Products

Using the right products with the right ingredients is key! Choose face products such as foundation and concealer, choose light products that are water based and oil free. They will allow your skin to breathe and less likely to separate and clump up with perspiration. Tinted moisturizers are a great option!

You may also want to swap out your usual mascara, eyeliner and brow pencil for a waterproof formula. Just make sure you choose a formula that isn’t too harsh, and have the right cleanser to remove it.

Apply Correctly

When it comes to applying products such as foundation, concealer and eye shadow, less is more. Be sure to apply everything in thin layers. And if you are using sweat proof, waterproof formulas, they tend to dry fast, so you may want to speed up your application. Letting everything dry properly also prevents a smudgy mess.

Lock Everything In Place

Setting your makeup makes a world of difference! Apply a fine layer of translucent powder over your foundation. This will help lock your makeup in place. You can apply a bit more over any areas where you produce excess oil, especially your t-zone.

Set your look in place with a makeup setting spray.

My Pick for normal to dry skin: 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray

It’s a setting spray that mists on weightlessly to reduce makeup slippage and keep skin looking beautifully flawless. Save up to 50% of makeup usage with this unique spray. Keep your skin looking fresh throughout the day.

It is also a patented formula that cools the skin. Reducing heat helps reduce sweat and oil production, all of which can have a detrimental effect on your makeup. 

My pick for combination or oily skin: No More Shine Setting Spray

A setting spray that mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. Oily skin has met its match! Keep your skin looking smooth — but never shiny — with this spray.

The patented cooling technology creates a breathable, lightweight web that forms over your makeup. The time-release evaporation holds in moisture longer, drawing heat away from the skin as it slowly evaporates over 16 hours. The result is fresh and cool makeup all day long.

You can even spray it on your skin prior to your makeup application for a little more oil control.

Helpful Habits

We can’t just tell our body to stop sweating, but there are a few helpful habits that you can practice that can help the longevity of your makeup. Avoid touching your face. The oil and sweat on your fingertips can transfer to your face and add to the sweaty situation. Plus, you’ll be smudging your makeup by touching and rubbing it with your hands. Instead, try using blotting papers to dab away the oil and sweat. Make sure you are gently blotting your face and not rubbing, doing this will minimize the shiny look your perspiration has created. You may also want to keep your hair away from your face. Greasy hair can make the situation worse.

And last, but not least, keep an eye on your water intake. A hydrated body will sweat less, plus it will prevent dehydration. Especially in hot and humid situations.

Did I miss any of your favorite tips? I’d love to hear from you! Be sure to comment below.

Foolproof Tips For Sweat Proof Makeup

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