makeup trends 7 Tips to Achieve Flawless, Sweatproof Makeup

All you need is a few tips and tricks.

July 13, 2022
How To Do Sweat Proof Makeup

Looking forward to fun in the sun but dreading that you’ll spend the day checking your makeup to see if your face is melting off? Same. Whether it’s just hot outside or you’re at a concert, festival, or even a club, when temperatures spike your makeup tends to suffer. 

Fortunately, it’s totally possible to rock sweatproof makeup with the right routine and products. Follow along for low-maintenance, hot weather-friendly, sweatproof makeup tips that will keep you looking fresh, no matter the temperature.

Is There Sweatproof Makeup?

There are a myriad of sweatproof makeup products out there, you just have to know what to look for. Opt for oil-free, lightweight, matte finishes and waterproof formulas to give you a flawless makeup look. Keep in mind, you could be using all the right products while still not achieving sweatproof makeup. The key is in learning how to apply your makeup correctly so your products can work their magic when the temperature keeps rising.

How Do I Keep My Makeup From Sweating Off?

When it comes to keeping makeup intact all day long, the way you prep your skin and layer on your products is vital.  Below, we’re sharing all our best tips and tricks for a sweatproof makeup look.

1. Prep Your Skin With Minimal Products

When you’re prepping for a hot day and you want your makeup to last, now is not the time to pull out that 12-step skin care routine. Thick moisturizers and layers of serums can make your makeup slip, causing it to melt once the temperatures spike. 

Instead, reach for a light, moisturizer with SPF 30 or greater to condense your routine. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Skin Care Collagen Expert Day Moisturizer with SPF 30 offers lightweight hydration that quickly absorbs while protecting the skin from UV rays.

2. Start With a Strong Base

One of the easiest ways to help your makeup last is to prep your face with a makeup primer. Primer gives your face a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup, ensuring that your foundation lays evenly. Depending on the formula, primer can also help to minimize shine which is why we love the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer. This primer blurs imperfections, keeps oils at bay, and locks in a matte finish for a long-lasting makeup look.

Editor’s tip: Locking your primer in with a light layer of setting powder is a fantastic hack to make your complexion ultra-sweatproof and budge-free. Use a powder like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder to set your face after priming and again, after applying your foundation and concealer.

3. Choose the Right Foundation

To complement your primer and achieve a sweatproof makeup look, it’s really important to get your base right, and that includes using a sweatproof foundation. Stick with products that have waterproof or long-wear formulas, as they won’t melt off when things start to get sweaty. 

Use a high-performance concealer, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer up to 24H Full Coverage, paired with a long-lasting foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight. Set your foundation and concealer with the Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder.

You can also combine powder and foundation in one easy step by reaching for a long-wearing powder foundation like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder. With 24-hour, waterproof wear, this powder foundation is approved for hot temperatures and its lightweight formula mattifies the skin for a natural finish. Plus, the compact is perfect to throw in your purse for touch-ups throughout the day.

4. Use Long-Wearing Formulas

Long-wearing formulas are your friend and that means putting your cream products aside and reaching for powder. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24H Fresh Wear Soft Matte Bronzer is waterproof, sweatproof, and heatproof, making it an absolute must for makeup looks on hot days.

For eyebrows, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, which will thicken the appearance of your brows for a bold yet natural look that is sure to last all day. Opt for a waterproof mascara formula, like the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume to elongate lashes sans clumps. You also don’t want to forget about switching to a waterproof eyeliner like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Grip Precision Felt Waterproof Eyeliner to create a cateye that lasts all day long.

Editor’s tip: Since your natural flush is visible, feel free to skip out on blush and cut out an extra step in your routine.

5. Opt for a Matte Lip

If you want your makeup to last, it’s no surprise that a matte lip reigns supreme in that department. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick offers bold, full-coverage, matte color with 16-hour wear — perfect for long-wearing, sweatproof makeup looks.

6. Set Everything With a Spray

Think of setting spray as the icing on the cake that keeps everything in place. A few spritzes of a makeup setting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray, will help to keep your makeup in place with a smudge-proof finish that lasts all day long. You’ve gone through all the work to achieve a sweatproof makeup look so this step is vital to helping it last.

7. Keep Blotting Sheets on Hand

It’s always smart to have a backup plan, so, if things don’t go as anticipated and your face starts to look sweaty, reach for blotting sheets. Keep them in your purse to soak up excess shine at a moment’s notice.

Next: 5 Foundations With SPF to Reach for This Summer — And Beyond

Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi, Photo credit: Chaunte Vaughn