Let Him Take You Swimming: 5 Tips For Sweat & Waterproof Makeup

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With Summer in full swing, we all know a “special friend” called heat can be great for cute outfits and beach days, but bad for that beat we put in so much hard work to create. It can be hard to wear makeup during the summer because, if you’re like me, sweat comes quick and fast and will not hold back!

Unless we are trying to recreate the FADE video in our best Teyana Taylor fashion, sweat is not always sexy and appealing especially in regards to makeup. Now, I know how much we all live for our snatched eyebrows and beat faces, but there is nothing snatched or beat about running mascara and cracking foundation.

Here are a few sweat and waterproof tips, so you’ll look #flawless: 

Make sure your skin is clean.


Always make sure you are applying makeup to a nice and clean canvas. There is nothing worse than applying makeup to dirty and clogged skin. This can make sweating worse and ultimately breakout your skin.

Before you pick out any skincare, you know your skin type. This can range from dry, oily, to combination. If you can’t figure it out, most skin representatives at makeup counters can help with that.

For beginners, Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes are great to use on your skin —especially for skin that may not be used to certain products or if you are not sure what your skin type is. Find a routine that works best for you and roll with it!

SPF, please!


SPF is great because it is not only good for your skin, but it is made for the sun and warmth. Products that are especially made for the sun tend to work better in humid weather and conditions and are lightweight.  Some good foundations to use that have SPF are MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30, L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup, and my personal favorite, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H.

Some makeup companies even have foundations that are actually formulated to be waterproof such as the MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation and Make Up Forever Water Blend Face and Body Foundation.

Set it and forget it!


Setting your makeup is the ultimate KEY to wearing makeup during the summer especially if you’re prone to being super sweaty or oily. Setting spray locks in that beat makeup look and prevents the makeup from moving or sweating completely off.

The All Nighter Setting Spray by Urban Decay is a favorite or if you’re just starting with makeup, the NYX Matte or Dewy setting spray is a great option.

Don’t be scared of waterproof products.

Do not shy away from waterproof makeup, especially when it comes to your eyes. Using a waterproof mascara and/or eyeliner can be great! Sometimes the idea of not being able to take off makeup at the end of the night can be intimidating, but honestly waterproof is the best way to go. You don’t want to be out looking cute at a BBQ and suddenly have a bad case of raccoon eyes!


Here are some of my favorite waterproof goodies:

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
  • Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil
  • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel along with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.
  • NYX Full Throttle Waterproof Lipstick

A little goes a long way!


No need to cake on the makeup! I know that we all want to achieve the ultimate beat during the summer, and this is completely possible, but sometimes it is okay to go with a simple light beat. An easy way to get a light beat is to use tinted moisturizers NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a good tinted moisturizer. Use a spot concealer on your dark spots and blend it in.

Using strobe cream is another way to get a glow without using too much product. The MAC Strobe Cream is great for achieving this! Glosses for the lips are also good as well and help to moisturize and give your lips the plump and bounce it needs for that summer kiss! My favorite is the NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu! Serving a fresh face both looks and feels wonderful and effortless. What sweat?!

It’s just that easy! These tips can help you maintain that ultimate BEAT girl! Get your glow on, have fun, and stay prepped and ready for that Summer heat!



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