SWEAT-PROOF SUMMER MAKEUP LOOKS

Summer can be a fun, playful time to express yourself with colourful makeup looks. Sun-drenched seasonal picnics and parties mean more chances to experiment and get creative with your makeup, but let’s face it, these can also be sweaty occasions. We’ve all been there – a humid uber ride or a little too much sun can be all it takes to create sweat, smudges and uneven looking coverage. 

So how can you stop your face makeup from simply melting away? It all comes down to choosing the right summer foundations, powders and setting sprays. If you can create a base that stays in place, the rest will follow. This guide to sweat-proof makeup will equip you with the knowledge you need to look flawless all summer long. We’ll share our top makeup tips for summer as well as sweat-proof foundation recommendations to suit your skin type and preferred look.

WHY YOU NEED SWEAT-PROOF MAKEUP

We all know that the seasons can influence our mood and even our health, but have you thought about the impact of summer and winter weather on your skin? Swapping out your regular makeup for summer makeup is a non-negotiable for Australians, thanks to our unforgiving climate. Warm, humid weather can make your skin oilier and more prone to sweating, which necessitates a swap to matte or long-wearing makeup formulas.

If you keep wearing the same makeup that served you well in winter, you’ll likely find yourself dealing with melting, patchiness and smudging during the day. Fortunately, by switching up your base makeup with summer conditions in mind, you can find a combination of sweat-proof formulas and techniques to keep your makeup looking fresh no matter how high the temperature.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SWEAT-PROOF SUMMER MAKEUP LOOKS

There is no one makeup look that fits all, especially when you’re in need of sweat-proof formulas. Your perfect sweat-proof makeup match will be influenced by many different factors, including your skin type, the occasion and whether you want a natural look or something a bit more polished. Keep reading to discover three different ways to create a summer makeup base that won’t budge.

/STEP 1/ OPT FOR A FRESH AND DEWY TINTED MOISTURISER

Maybelline Sweat-Proof Makeup Look
Long-wearing summer face makeup doesn’t have to be heavy, especially if you’re aiming for a natural makeup look. If you have dry skin, a BB cream or tinted moisturiser should do the trick whilst helping keep your skin hydrated.

Try our Fit Me Tinted Moisturiser, a 76% natural origin formula designed to give your skin 12-hour hydration. This tinted moisturiser is perfect for a sweat-proof no-makeup makeup look, as the infused glycerine and aloe help to minimise the appearance of shine. The creamy texture blurs pores and imperfections with a tenacious texture that’s designed to not budge in the summer heat.

You can apply this tinted moisturiser with a beauty sponge, a brush or your fingertips, blending outwards from the centre of your face towards the perimeter. A small amount should be enough to provide natural looking, buildable coverage. You can also dial up the hydration by applying the tinted moisturiser to damp skin.

/STEP 2/ TRY A MATTE FOUNDATION AND A SETTING POWDER

If you’re after a little more coverage, a long-wearing matte foundation is a great sweat-proof foundation option. Matte finishes help minimise the appearance of unwanted sweaty shine, to help keep you looking cool and composed. 

Those who like a foundation that provides highly buildable coverage without being heavy, should try our Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation for their sweat-proof summer makeup look. Available in 40 shades, this foundation has our most diverse shade range ever aiming to perfectly match your skin tone and texture. Ideal for normal to oily skin, our Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation features micro-powders to help blur pores for a seamless finish. 

Start by applying a thin layer of matte foundation to your face with your fingers or an applicator and keep building the coverage as desired to form your base. Now it’s time for the finishing touch! Set everything in place with a mineral-based powder like our Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder. Using a finishing powder helps set your makeup in place and address unwanted shine. Lightly dust over your entire face using a powder brush, paying extra attention to sweat-prone areas such as your T-zone.

/STEP 3/ PAIR A LONG-WEARING FOUNDATION AND A SETTING SPRAY

Maybelline Sweat-Proof Makeup Look
If you’re going for a full face of makeup amid harsh summer conditions, try pairing a super long-wearing foundation with a powerful setting spray. This combination will assist in giving you ultra-long wear and full coverage even in hot weather.

Our SuperStay 30H Foundation is a great foundation for humid weather thanks to its transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant and water-resistant formula. This long-wear foundation has a matte full coverage look with an oil-free formula that won’t clog your pores. We recommend applying our SuperStay 30H Foundation using a beauty sponge or brush, building up the coverage and blending outwards from the centre of your face. 

Follow up with our Lasting Fix Setting Spray to firmly fix your sweat-proof summer makeup look in place. Spray over your entire face from about 20cm away to create a just-applied, shine-free look that lasts 16 hours.

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