Hot weather can be a nightmare for your makeup looks. Trying to keep your makeup from melting off your face as you sweat under the sun can feel like fighting a losing battle. Even some of the highest-end makeup money can buy is no match for the melting powers of sweat.
The most important and effective sweat-resistant makeup is primer. Primer is the base for all of your makeup. It’s the first product you put on your skin and it builds the foundation for the rest of the makeup you apply–foundation, concealer, contour, highlighter, etc. If your primer is able to overpower sweat and stay in place all day long, the rest of your makeup won’t budge either. These three makeup primers are the best of the best in terms of matte-ifying effects, compatibility with oily skin, long-wearing finishes, and–of course–sweat-fighting powers.
1. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is designed for use on oily skin types. It fills in and tightens your pores while minimizing excess oil to transform your skin into a smooth canvas that keeps your makeup in place with a matte finish for up to 12 hours.
This sweat- and humidity-resistant primer targets excess oil without drying out your skin. Its formula doesn’t include any irritating,over-drying alcohol or fragrances. You can apply Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector smoothly over or under your foundation. You can even apply it by itself if you want to achieve a natural, no-makeup look but keep excess oil away.
2. L.A. Girl Cosmetics PRO Prep Primer
If you’re looking for sweat-resistant primer on a budget, L.A. Girl Cosmetics offers the perfect formula for only $. This affordable brand’s PRO Prep Primer is lightweight and feels comfortable on your skin all day long. It sinks into your skin and effortlessly fills in pores and fine lines for a smooth, weightless finish.
The formula of this PRO Prep Primer includes infusions of Vitamin E that nourish and moisturize your skin without adding any oil. It creates a smooth, hydrated base that helps your makeup stay in place and look natural for hours on end.
3. Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer isn’t the first impressively high-performing primer to come from Smashbox. After all, Smashbox primers have a reputation for living up to their claims. Their original Photo Finish Foundation Primer is one of the most effective, long-wearing foundation primers on the market.
The formula of Smashbox’s Photo Finish Shadow Primer is based off the brand’s original foundation primer. However, this formula is designed specifically to keep your eye makeup in place all day–and all night, if needed. Your eyelids are a common area for oil and sweat to build up throughout the day, especially when it’s hot. This shadow primer is a special formula that resists sweat and humidity and is easy to apply evenly to your lids for a smooth finish. It works as a glue-like base that prevents your eye makeup from creasing or sliding and also helps it maintain its vibrancy and pigmentation for up to 24 hours.