Kiss Summertime Sadness Goodbye With These 11 Hacks For Sweat-Proof Makeup

Mariam Youssef
7/7/23, 11:00 AM

It’s only the beginning of July, and we’re already counting the days until summer is over. Don’t get us wrong; summertime is great since it is when we get to enjoy the beach and several holidays. However, the unbearable heat and excessive humidity make it impossible for us to enjoy pretty much anything, let alone wear makeup. Whenever you decide to dress up and get glammed up in the middle of a summer day, 90% of the time your makeup fails to endure the heat. Your face gets all sweaty, your concealer creases, your eyeliner is all over the place, and your makeup becomes a mess.

Today, we’re here to change that! Wearing makeup during the day shouldn’t be this stressful, so we’ve prepared 11 hacks and tricks that will help keep your makeup sweat-proof. Read on to learn more.

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1- Minimal morning skincare

Skip any extra steps or products that can make your skin feel heavy when you apply your morning skincare. Choose more gentle products and stay away from rich, thick moisturizers. Start with applying your serums and follow up with a lightweight moisturizer and a sunscreen that has at least 30 SPF. Wait a few minutes before applying your makeup to allow your skin to absorb the products you apply.

2- Start with setting spray

Start with a setting spray? Yes! When you start your makeup application with a long-lasting setting spray, it will make your primer set and stick to your skin, providing the look you’re after. The well-known beauty YouTuber, Christian Dominique, swears by this hack as she has tried it several times and it proved extremely useful.

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3- Choose the right primer

Find a nice primer in your makeup bag as soon as you've moisturized your face. A primer accomplishes more than just making your makeup last longer. It creates the proper base without feeling like an extra thick layer. One of the simplest methods to get started and create makeup that is oil-free and sweat-proof is to use a mattifying primer because it reduces shine while hiding flaws. Therefore, put an end to sweating after applying makeup, and use the proper primer for your skin type.

4- Apply lip and cheek tint

Before applying your foundation, use a lip and cheek tint. You’ll get a flush of color that’s not going anywhere! Use any type of tint and blend it well on your cheeks and lips so it doesn’t look spotty.

5- Go for a light base

Keep in mind that less is more when you're trying to obtain sweat-free makeup. Limit your base makeup in the summer to achieve a stunning sweat-proof makeup look without stressing about it melting away. Alternatively, if you have oily skin that tends to sweat a lot in the summer, you can go right to the concealer and skip foundation. If you can't live without foundation, choose one with a matte finish and texture, though. Additionally, remember to set your foundation with a compact powder to help reduce shine and oil on your face.

6- Grab waterproof mascara and eyeliner

Sweat and makeup are a problem that can easily be solved by switching to water-resistant or waterproof formulations for your everyday beauty products, particularly mascara and eyeliner, which we all know can occasionally run and melt. Finding waterproof mascara and liner formulas is simple, and this will improve your eye look, especially if you're going to be outside, perhaps at the beach or pool.

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7- Do without powder blush

Looking for makeup hacks that will last through a hot day? During the hot summer months, avoid using powder blush. We all agree that blush balances out your look and gives it a young shine, but applying a powder product may leave your face with a cakey finish. We advise you to switch to a creamy blush to give your cheeks some color if you want to take your sweat-proof makeup to the next level. To keep all the products in place, set with a loose powder and look into applying a setting spray.

8- Never skip the highlighter

Everyone enjoys having a good, healthy-looking, and radiant complexion in the summer, but since you'll be using many sweat-proof products that have a matte finish, you might be sacrificing a little on the glow. Using highlighters is a terrific method to give your summer makeup that is sweat-proof warmth and dewiness. To catch the light, make your skin glow, and increase the drama even more, apply this shimmering product to the high points of your face like your nose, cheeks, and brow bone.

9- Use blotting papers

Blotting papers are not only helpful for removing oil and gloss, but they also have the ability to remove sweat by just pushing them up against your skin. The best part is that your makeup remains in place all day.

10- Opt for long-lasting lipsticks

On hot days, long-lasting lipsticks are going to be your best friend because, once applied, they have a tendency to remain in place without fading. While you might prefer to wear lip balms or anything light throughout the day, choosing a stronger liquid lipstick helps you to avoid worrying about washing it off.

11- Stay hydrated

Remember to stay hydrated during the day by drinking lots of water, especially if it's hot outside. Maintaining a cool body temperature will assist with the outside temperature and the amount of your sweat. Every day, staying hydrated is crucial for healthy skin, whether you add antioxidants to your water like lemons or freshly cut orange slices, or just drink it plain.

Makeup and excessive heat don’t mix. Don’t allow the summer heat or humidity to ruin your makeup looks. Follow the above tips every time you wear makeup to keep your look clean and sweat-free.

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Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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