How to sweat proof your summer makeup


Must-have melt proof makeup

It’s finally summer! We can’t wait to wear maxi dresses and straw hats, but not looking forward to the infamous tri-state area heatwaves (nobody wants their makeup running during brunch). To sweat proof your summer look, we compiled a list of how to keep your makeup intact:

Opt for a tinted moisturizer 

For your everyday look, say goodbye to full coverage foundation. Instead, visit your favorite department store (or drugstore!) to find an oil-free lightweight tinted moisturizer. It’s practically a facial moisturizer that also has a slight tint with makeup pigments. The right one can provide light coverage while also hydrating your skin and leaving a glowing finish.

tinted moisturizer

It Cosmetics CC+ SPF 50+, $27.65

Apply primer

Whether it’s a liquid or powder foundation, applying primer immediately after your moisturizer can help keep your makeup from sliding off with your sweat. Depending on your preference, some primers will keep you matte, and others will give you that healthy, shimmery glow.

Primers are applied after moisturizers. However, if you’re only wearing a tinted moisturizer, you might want to apply the primer first as the tint provides light coverage.

Go for a powder foundation

Although it might not give you full coverage, powder foundation is perfect in the summer because it helps combat the excess oils from the hot and humid days. Powder foundations are your best friend for touching up on the go.

powder foundation

COVERGIRL Trublend Minerals Powder Foundation, $5.99 

Don’t forget the SPF (now in powder form too!) 

High-performing SPF powders offer additional sun protection, absorb excess oil, and even out your complexion without feeling heavy. They’re perfect for those of us who choose to wear makeup in the summer but don’t want the greasy feeling of a lotion.

Remove excess oil 

Before you touch up your makeup with a powder, try removing excess oil with a blotting paper. They’re made with extremely absorbent material that can remove any liquid, and are perfect for removing sweat and oil from your skin.

blotting paper Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $7.99

Set your makeup with a spray 

For a smudge-free, melt-free look, a setting spray might be your best choice. It’s a mist you spray all over your face (about 6-8 inches away) after makeup. In the summer months, we recommend setting sprays with mattifying qualities as they have ingredients that are better at preventing your makeup from smudging. But if you prefer a dewy look, opt for a lightweight spray to prolong your makeup, and look for products that include hydrating ingredients like green tea, vitamin B, aloe vera, or vitamin E.

urban decay setting spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, $24.75 

Watch our video below for tips on how to treat oily skin this summer 



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