makeup trends 9 Sweatproof Makeup Products That Won’t Melt Off Your Face

These long-lasting products make slipping and sliding a thing of the past.

March 22, 2023
Sweatproof Makeup

As the weather starts to get warmer and summer nears, it’s time to stock up on sweatproof makeup again. Whether it’s for a 90-degree festival weekend, an outdoor brunch, or a long day of running errands in humid weather, sweatproof, matte makeup is a game-changer. It means less smudging and faded makeup and more fresh-faced, even makeup.

But oftentimes it can be difficult to find the right matte formula (read: one that’s long-lasting without looking too matte or making your skin appear dry and flat). Since there’s no better time to upgrade your makeup bag than, well ever,  keep reading to see the best sweatproof makeup products to get you through the upcoming festival season, summer and beyond. 

What Makeup Is Best for a Sweaty Face?

Matte, oil-free makeup is best for a sweaty face because it has the best chance of lasting sweat. It’s also a good idea to look for long-wearing formulas or products that have sweatproof, waterproof, smudge-proof or transfer-proof in their claims. When it’s hot, wearing a heavy layer of foundation isn’t always comfortable (or the first choice) so lighter formulas with more natural coverage can also be a good option. 

The Best Sweatproof Makeup Products

The heat doesn’t mean that you have to skip a full face of glam makeup. Check out the best products for creating a sweatproof makeup look.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder

Wearing foundation in the heat can be a nightmare because once it starts to smudge, there’s not much you can do to fix it besides remove it entirely. If you’re prone to face sweating, that makes it even more difficult. That said, this long-wear powder foundation is a great option for the warmer months, as it gives coverage like a liquid foundation while mattifying the skin. The formula is also light and breathable, lasting for up to 24 hours with a waterproof, heatproof and sweatproof formula.

Editor’s tip: For lighter coverage with your powder foundation, apply it to the skin with a clean blush brush rather than a sponge. Lightly swirl the brush into the powder and dust it across your complexion for even, lightweight coverage.  

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer

This matte bronzer can withstand it all — think humidity, beach days, festival weekends and everything else in between and it’s all thanks to the sweatproof, smudge-proof, waterproof and transfer-proof formula. The weightless powder texture is easy to apply and melts into the skin, providing sun-kissed-looking color for up to 24 hours. Plus, it comes in eight neutral shades so you don’t have to worry about orange, muddy tones.

L’Oréal Paris Prime Lab Up to 24H Matte Setter 

Matte formulas are always longer lasting than dewy and radiant formulas because they dry down and are less likely to transfer. We love this makeup primer because it extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours, instantly mattifies the skin and reduces excess shine. Even if you don’t have oily skin, hot temperatures can make your makeup look shiny, which can lead to fading and smudging. This primer is the solution to that and it’s a solid way to start your makeup routine when you need your look to last.

L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Instant Lift Waterproof Mascara

The last thing you want is a matte face that can withstand the heat, but smudging mascara because you didn’t opt for a waterproof formula. If you’re looking for one that can offer lift, length and volume without making your lashes clumpy or weighed-down, this new addition to the Telescopic mascara family is just what you need. It has a double-hook brush to separate the lashes so they look long, voluminous and thick. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Mechanical Gel Eyeliner

Hot temperatures can affect your makeup, all the way down to your eyeliner. This gel liner is the perfect solution to that because it has a waterproof formula, plus it’s transfer-proof and smudge-resistant. It lasts for up to 36 hours (yes, you read that correctly), and it comes in colors, like Emerald Green and Turquoise to help you achieve a colorful eyeliner look that’s right on the mark for festival season. 

If winged eyeliner is more your forte, try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner. The precise felt tip is perfect for creating sharp wings.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Intense Volume Matte Lipstick

A few words to describe this lipstick include long wear, intense pigment and smudge-proof — all things you want to hear when you're aiming for a sweatproof makeup look. This matte lipstick isn’t like most: It includes hyaluronic acid to give a hydrating slip and a slim bullet so you can get precise application without lip liner. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer up to 24H Full Coverage

This concealer will give you a full coverage, flawless finish without making you shiny as the day goes on. It covers scars, redness, imperfections and hyperpigmentation for up to 24 hours and it even has a waterproof formula to hold up against sweat so you won’t have to worry about it fading or smudging

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush

To add some warmth to the face, you’ll want to add a matte blush into the mix. This blendable powder blush is a great addition to your look without making your makeup feel heavy. It comes in ten shades to match your skin’s tone and undertones for a sun-kissed glow. 

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray

When you finish your makeup look with setting spray, it provides an extra layer of security because it locks your makeup in place. This setting spray keeps your look in tact all day long and it’s oil-free so it won’t make you look shiny. 

Next: 10 Tips for Applying Makeup When You Have Dry Skin

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