The Best 'Sweat-Proof' Makeup You Can Wear At The Beach

Spending a lot of time and effort to achieve the perfect base only to find it all slipping, melting, and creasing due to sweat can be annoying. Excessive sweating can ruin any makeup within minutes. To avoid turning into a sweaty mess, prepping and priming the skin are the most fundamental steps before you apply makeup in all kinds of weather. 

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

One of the most important steps in every makeup routine, is using a primer for the face. This is particularly true during the summer months, when your skin is more likely to be exposed to direct sunlight. Using a primer and/or foundation with SPF allows you to skip a step in your overall makeup routine (the step of applying sunscreen prior to your primer and foundation). 

To achieve sweat proof makeup, you need the right type of foundation primer. The Hourglass Veil Mineral primer is oil-free and works for every type of skin tone and texture. This face primer immediately conceals redness in the face, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. In addition, the Hourglass Veil Mineral primer has built in SPF 15, making it perfect for warm, sunny summer days. Creating a smooth canvas for your foundation application, this primer repels water and offers extended wear, keeping makeup looking fresh and staying in place for the entire day.


Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation

Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation is a water-based liquid foundation that has a light, but buildable coverage and does not leave the skin feeling heavy or mask-like. 

The secret to applying this sweat proof makeup is to use the right foundation brush for a flawless finish. Using makeup brushes to apply foundation allows you to better avoid applying too much product at once, and helps you to avoid unwanted shine or reflection on the skin. Remember, different makeup brushes were designed to work with different types of makeup and various skin textures. Select the right brushes to use when applying this face and body foundation, sure to leave you with smooth, sweat proof makeup you can wear to the beach.


Shiseido Synchro Skin Pressed Powder Foundation

One of the best sweat proof makeup you can wear to the beach, is the Shiseido Synchro Skin Pressed Powder Foundation. As a long-wear powder foundation by nature, it is matte and an excellent choice for those who have oily skin, or skin that is prone to being really shiny. Prior to applying the Shiseido Synchro Skin Pressed Powder, apply your concealer and allow it to dry. Then, with the right powder foundation brush or applicator, apply this pressed powder foundation to set your concealer for an all day, matte and flawless sweat proof makeup finish.


Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer

Sweat proof makeup does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. The Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Under-Eye Concealer is full coverage, and once it sets, it won’t budge all day. 

After applying your complexion products, such as serums, eye creams, moisturizers, SFP, etc., allow them to dry and begin applying this under eye full coverage concealer to all problem areas. You can use a brush, beauty sponge, beauty blender applicator, or your finders to smooth the concealer over your skin. Once done, allow the product to dry and apply a setting powder for the ultimate sweat proof makeup you can wear at the beach, by the pool, at the lake, or wherever this summer takes you.


Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer

Urban Decay is a makeup brand that’s known for producing quality beauty and makeup products for every skin type. 

This concealer really stays put, and overs great coverage without having to layer the product. Due to its ability to dry quickly, you can apply the concealer and a setting powder quickly without having to wait for the products to dry between each step. Make sure to apply an SPF face primer or other product when using the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer to protect your skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays from the sun.


Other Sweat Proof Makeup Tips

Cool Off Skin: 

The first step after cleansing the face is to cool off the skin with ice pads or ice-rollers. Massage it over the skin for 1-2 minutes and then leave the skin to rest for 5 minutes. Cooling the skin will help to shrink the pore size and also regulate the production of excess oil on the face. Don’t skip toner: Choose a toner according to your skin type. People with oily skin should consider oil-free toner.

Prime Before Product Application

Apply a gel/silicone-based primer to smoothen out the pores and create a great canvas to apply makeup. Use oil-free, waterproof formulations: Oily or creamy makeup products smudge easily with perspiration. Therefore, choose waterproof or matte formulas to ensure makeup stays for a long period.

Blotting Technique: 

Use blotting powder after you are done with your makeup and just before spraying your face with setting spray. Blotting papers can be used in case you have not used the foundation.

Don’t let sweat ruin your makeup game and always remember – less is more! Nude or natural makeup is in trend right now, and one does not need to wear a heavy foundation to get that glam look.

However, these tips are short-term and useful in case of an unplanned event. One must look for the root cause of the issue their skin has and then work on eliminating that factor causing excessive sweating, and finally try to find the permanent fix for it.

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