Don’t you hate it when you put on a fresh beat face only to have half of it melt off? All hope is not lost, with the right skincare prep and products it is possible to sweat-proof your makeup. Whether you want to look cute at the SoulCycle or dance the night away without your makeup budging, we have the perfect beauty routine.
Step 1: Prep + Prime
Great makeup begins with a great primer. Aim for primers that feel a little tacky because it will give your foundation something to stick to. Our favorite is Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer. It goes on smooth while keeping oil at bay.
An additional step you can take before putting on your foundation is spraying on a setting spray. That may seem like backward logic but this is another trick to make sure your foundation adheres to your skin. A holy grail setting pray we love is Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.
Step 2: Foundation
Not all foundations are made to withstand the tests of sweat. And not all waterproof foundations are designed to give you a cake-free natural look. Choose a foundation that is both long-wearing and hydrating. This not only ensures your make up stays put but it won’t look like you piled a bunch of foundation on your face. Our favorite is Revlon Color Stay Foundation.
If you’d rather skip the full coverage foundation and reach for a light BB cream, a sweat proof option is Black Radiance True Radiance BB Cream.
Step 3: Eyes
There’s nothing more embarrasing than the dreaded mascara swear. A classic drug store brand we love is CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara. Why? It’s tougher than teflon and won’t move no matter how much you sweat or cry (tears of joy, hopefully).
You spent all morning on that winged liner, don’t let it succumb to sweat. A long lasting and smudge proof eyeliner that does the job is Maybelline’s Tattoo Studio Eye Liner.
Step 4: Brows
Keep your eyebrow game strong with MAC’s Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow set. This non-greasy and pigmented formula was designed to give you the best brows and keep them from smudging.
Step 5: Set
The last step to your makeup routine should be with a setting powder. Our favorite brown girl friendly powder is the Beauty Bakerie Flour Setting Powder. It comes in 7 shades to choose from and won’t give you flashback.