How to Make Your Makeup Sweat-Proof in Minutes

May 26, 2020
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
How to Make Your Makeup Sweat-Proof in a Pinch

Have you ever spent 30 minutes meticulously applying your makeup, only for it to melt down your face the second you step outside in warm weather? Us, too. In fact, you might be experiencing this even more if you’re currently wearing a facial covering when you leave your home. Luckily NYC-based makeup artist Joping Keo has some solutions to share.

Prep for the Sweat

Keo’s first tip is to use a face primer that will keep your makeup intact. Create the perfect canvas with the Urban Decay All Nighter Face Primer.

After you’ve applied your makeup, set it with a powder. Powder formulas help absorb wetness on the skin, while liquids and creams will emphasize that wet look. We love the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder or the NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Finishing Powder for a luminizing boost to keep our makeup in place. 

If All Else Fails, Just Go With It

Sometimes sweat is inevitable, so keep blotting tissues handy. Keo also recommends working with what you have rather than trying to hide it. “If your eyeliner smudges, don’t feel the need to reapply it — blend it out so it looks more like a smoky eye.” The good thing about a little sweat is that your makeup becomes more blendable. If your blush or bronzer starts to get blotchy, for example, use clean fingers and blend it out. “If you think about it, a face that is too matte in appearance on a hot summer day is somewhat unrealistic,” she adds. So embrace it and let that summer heat help your makeup.

TLDR? Start with a good base, stick to powder products, and keep blotting sheets on you at all times.