There’s nothing worse than taking a look in the mirror halfway through the day only to find that your makeup is sliding all over your face. It’s a problem we’ve seen a lot this summer with all the fun outdoor things we love to do. So how can you make your makeup sweat-proof? I’ll give you a few tips to help you keep that face on lockdown…
Primer: This is going to be one of the most important steps. Not only does primer help your foundation spread on more evenly, it helps it stay put longer. Try Dr. Brandt Pores No Morepore refiner—it has mattifying agents, a light tint, and works like a suction cup for your makeup. Many of my friends call it their miracle in a bottle.
Foundation: Use a long-wear foundation or a BB cream that works for you. Smashbox makes a great 15 Hour Wear Foundation that has SPF to boot!
Cream/Liquid Blush: Powder blushes tend to fade throughout the day, especially when sweat and moisture are involved. Instead, go with a cream or liquid blush. I absolutely lovethe Stila Convertible Color blushes (they double as lip color!).
Cream Eyeshadow: The same theory about powdered blush applies to eyeshadow. You’ll find much better staying power with a cream shadow like the paint pots from MAC or the long-wear cream shadows from Bobbi Brown.Cream/Gel Eyeliner: Gel eyeliners are great because they glide on smoothly and set pretty quickly. I like Makeup Forever’s Aqua Black cream liner. Talk about sweat-proof!
Waterproof Mascara: Just choose the waterproof version of your favorite mascara and you’ll be good to go. I like L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof because it’s almost exactly the same as the mascara I use on a day-to-day basis.
If you follow these steps, you should be able to swim Olympic-style laps with your friends, let alone make it through a hot pool party. Just don’t blame me when you wake up with perfect makeup from the night before.