Why Sweat-Proof Makeup Is Essential in Hot Weather

To ensure your makeup lasts through heat and humidity, there are several measures you can take.


To ensure your makeup stays put even on the hottest summer days, choose products specifically designed to be sweat-proof and water-resistant.

A primer creates a smooth base for makeup to adhere to. Sweat-proof primers, like the Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Primer, absorb oil and fill in fine lines, preventing makeup from settling into pores and wrinkles.

To rectify your makeup after sweating, there are a few techniques you can employ. By following these steps, you can revive your makeup and continue with confidence.

Apply a light layer of loose or pressed powder to set your makeup and reduce shine. Use a powder that matches your skin tone. Gently pat the powder onto your face with a powder puff or powder brush. Be careful not to cake the powder on, as this can look unnatural. A light, even application is best.

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Consider Using Setting Spray

For additional protection on hot and humid days, use a makeup setting spray. Hold the spray 8 to 10 inches from your face and mist 2 to 3 spritzes, waiting a few minutes for it to set before going outside.

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How can I prevent makeup from running or smudging when I sweat?

Matte makeup products, especially those designed for oily skin, are your best options for sweat-proof makeup.