Finally, A Sweat-Proof Beauty Routine

Summer is coming, and that calls for a new-and-improved sweat-proof beauty routine. The extra sun and humidity can really wreak havoc on your skin. It can cause you to sweat, and get oilier than usual. No skin type is safe from summer’s extreme heat.

The annoyance and fear of having your makeup practically melt down your body on a hot day must be stopped. Obviously, there’s no defeating Mother Nature, but getting into a good routine, and using summer-friendly products can fix any previous problems. You can’t beat the heat, but you can certainly prepare your makeup for the worst-case scenario, and our very own Wendy Vazquez is here with some helpful tips!

Prep Your Skin With a Lightweight Formula

My skin is always shifting with the seasons. I’ve always had oily skin. However, it’s changed the last couple of years. I still get pretty oily, but if I’m not wearing any makeup my skin is pretty dry. You may think this is the time to skip on moisturizer, but you’re terribly wrong! If your skin feels dry, your body will reproduce natural oils to moisturize itself. However, that is what causes excess oil.

I like to use a light gel moisturizer like the L’Oréal Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care, or a serum like the ZSS Nutri-Serum. I usually use the latter if my skin is on the drier side in the morning.

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A Mattifying Primer Works Wonders

A primer that mattifies all day and protects your skin at the same time? The Cane + Austin Prime & Protect Mattifying Primer is an amazing skin perfecter that you’ll probably end up using beyond the summer season. Many people think a mattifying primer will suck the moisture from their skin, but this one isn’t drying at all. It keeps your makeup smooth and perfect all day long without that dry feeling other mattifying primers can have.

Don’t Wear a Full Face of Foundation

On very hot days, it’s a better idea to spot conceal rather than use foundation all over. You can use a concealer that matches your skintone, or a foundation to dot on troubling areas. Use your finger or a sponge to blend, and then add some powder to seal it all in. Your face will still look even and flawless, and you’ll have used much less product.

I tend to buy brightening concealers out of habit, so I usually take a lightweight, foundation with full coverage to spot conceal on hot summer days. My favorite foundation for this is M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation.

Waterproof Eyelid Primer Will Save You

Wearing eyeshadow on a humid summer day used to be one of the biggest mistakes I made until I started using a waterproof eyelid primer. The NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer lasts forever! It works so well with various different eyeshadow formulas, no matter my mood. I can take an eye look from day to night without a touch-up. It works perfectly with the NYX Matte Liquid Liner and Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.

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Spritz to Seal AND Refresh

I never appreciated finishing sprays until last summer. However, they are one of the few ways to truly sweat-proof your makeup. Even if you’ve skipped all the waterproof formulas, a mattifying spray throughout the day will instantly make you feel refreshed, and practically glue your makeup. There’s a reason Urban Decay’s De-Slick Oil-Control Setting Spray is a cult favorite.

Pomade Will Never Fail Your Brows

I get it, most of us would never dream of leaving the house without grooming our brows. Luckily, I don’t really have this problem since I’ve always had pretty thick, even brows. However, they do get a little sparse toward the inner ends. I love using Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade to fill them in. It shades them flawlessly, and holds them in place all day long.

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Author: Wendy Vazquez

Wendy is the Editorial Assistant here at the Glitter Guide. She has a background in PR and marketing, but her true passion is editorial. She enjoys all things beauty and lifestyle.