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Makeup for the Summer Heat: Sweatproof Foundation and Summer Makeup

If you sweat your makeup off by midday, it may be time to reconsider your summer makeup routine. Between the heat and humidity, the usual makeup staples can seem heavy and slick. Whether you want to wear a full-coverage foundation for a special occasion or if you’re looking to for a light and buildable foundation for the beach or pool, we’ve got you covered. For your summer makeup, consider swapping your usual makeup products, implementing some new makeup techniques or even try waterproof makeup.

Summer Foundation Routine

With heat, humidity, and sweat – foundation in the summer can be a challenge – but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right foundation and summer makeup tips, you can master your foundation routine in the summer.

Skin Prep and Foundation Primer for Long-Lasting Summer Makeup

It doesn’t matter whether you’re skipping foundation and just focusing on the eyes or if you’re going for a summer makeup routine with a few more products – prepping and protecting your skin is important. To help keep makeup sweatproof and resistant to heat and humidity, priming and prepping your skin is the way to go. While you can choose to use a mattifying primer and a separate sunscreen for makeup to prime your skin, it’s also possible (and super simple!) to use an all-in-one product. For an easy one step prep for your summer makeup take a look at UV Expert Aquagel SPF 50 — an all-in-one oil-free face primer plus sunscreen and moisturizer in one. With a cooling texture which transforms into a water-like gel that's easy to blend, fast-absorbing and gives skin a non-greasy, non-shiny, and invisible finish it’s a perfect sunscreen for makeup in the summertime.

Use a Long-Lasting and Sweatproof Foundation

Sweatproof foundation is a type of foundation that is designed to resist sweat, oil, and other types of moisture. It typically has a long-lasting formula that can withstand heat, humidity, and even intense physical activity.

Sweat Resistant Foundation with a Natural Matte Finish

If you’re looking for a foundation to last through hot summer nights and outdoor summer parties you may wish to incorporate a foundation with a fuller coverage. For a foundation for summer with a bit more coverage try Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Long Wear Foundation. Waterproof and sweat and humidity resistant, the foundation delivers up to 24 hours of ultra-breathable longwear coverage which is powered by Advanced Airwear Technology™, giving you comfortable transfer-proof coverage that will last all day and night. Thisformula is actually our thinnest foundation formula yet and the coverage can be customized to give light, medium, or full coverage.

Sweat Resistant Foundation with a Natural Glow

If you prefer to create a glowing makeup look for summer choose a long-lasting sweatproof foundation with a natural glowing finish. Our Teint Idole Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation is infused with a82% hydrating serum base and buildable medium coverage. The formula is Non-Comedogenic and Sweat-Resistant making it a perfect foundation for the summer.

Tinted Moisturizer for Summer

If foundation in summer isn’t your vibe - consider a tinted moisturizer for your summer coverage; these multitaskers often contain moisturizing ingredients, a sheer tint, and even built-in sunscreen. In the case of Skin Feels Good Skin Nourishing Foundation, this tinted moisturizer-foundation hybrid is oil-free and provides light to buildable coverage so you can easily customize your summer makeup look. It also contains hyaluronic acid and broad-spectrum SPF 23 to defend skin from UV rays — which is why it’s one of our best options for summer.

Sweatproof Concealer

Regardless of if you choose to wear a lighter coverage summer foundation or a full coverage sweatproof foundation, sometimes you just need something a little extra should a pimple show up or if you have awoken to dark circles as the result of spending a little too long at a summer party the night before. For those times you need a concealer for summer try Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer: a lightweight sweat-resistant concealer with a non-comedogenic formula it is a great addition to create a sweatproof makeup routine for summer. The all-over formula provides full coverage with a natural matte finish that doesn’t crease or cake and can be used all over the face including on redness, breakouts, dark circles, and dark spots. Plus the handy little tube fits perfectly in your beach bag and the formula can even be blended with your fingertips making it great for touch-ups!

Setting Spray and Setting Powder

If you don’t already use setting spray, it should be an absolute must in your summer makeup routine. Fix It Forget It Setting Spray can be a final step in helping to increase the longevity of your summer makeup. It’s a hydrating, antioxidant rich setting spray extends your makeup for up to 24 hours and helps you stay shine-free all day long making it great for the summer heat.

Choose Your Summer Eyeshadow

If your eyeshadow pulls a disappearing act — be it from oily eyelids or sweat — don’t just add more. (That can be a little much for an outdoor barbecue summer party.) Instead, create a simple summer eyeshadow look that is long-lasting and easy to apply Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse Stylo Shadow Stick not only delivers rich pigment but is also easy to blend and even lasts up to 24 hours. Your summer eyeshadow look couldn’t be easier.

Make It a Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner

As good for everyday wear as it is for a swim, a waterproof mascara helps ensure that the sweat and humidity won’t leave streaks down your face. Two of our best-selling mascaras come in waterproof variations. Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara, since the waterproof, sweat-proof formula lasts up to 24 hours and won’t smudge all over. Plus, it offers buildable volume and length, keeping your summer eye makeup on point. For a lash-lift effect try our Lash Idôle Waterproof Mascara with 24hr waterproof benefits. The mascara has a lightweight gel formula that won’t weigh on lashes, leaving them feathery soft with no flaking or smudging.

For eyeliner try our Lash Idôle Liquid Liner which provides up to 24hr wear and has a waterproof formula with no smudging, flaking, or fading. It’s also available in a range of colored eyeliner shades including blue eyeliner and green eyeliner which can be perfect for adding a pop of color to a summer makeup look.

Go for a Lip Gloss

Matte has a time and place, but in the summer it’s all about gloss. Lip gloss is low-maintenance and can feel more playful than your usual lipstick —touch up without a mirror at summer parties and layer on different shades to get a fun, glossy effect. Juicy Tubes lip gloss comes in an array of shades, but we recommend a bright color like Framboise Pop for a summery feel. It pairs high shine with up to four hours of hydration for easy wearing, too.

How to Remove Sweatproof Foundation and Makeup

If you’ve been wearing sunscreen, sweatproof foundation, AND waterproof mascara – removing your makeup at the end of the day is essential. When using such long-lasting products it is worth using the “double cleansing” method to remove makeup and cleanse the skin. This involves using an oil-based makeup remover like Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover and then cleansing skin with a water-based makeup remover like Mousse Radiance Cleanser.

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