Best Sweat-Proof Foundation for Summer
Summer is here in the DMV with 89 degree days and humid nights. I can step out into my Georgetown neighborhood and walk to spin class for the day and walk back home drenched in a pool of sweat. Why wear makeup before spin class or in the summertime when it will just run off anyway, right? Though that seems like a logical question, we really know that there is no rational answer to it; we have to wear makeup because it makes some of us feel confident and for others it is just simple routine in getting their day started.
For me, since I have a lot of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation due to my European and Spanish skin, I wake up and just feel much better when I can dab on a little bit of concealer followed by a tinted sunscreen to keep my face protected and making my dark spots look or get even darker from sun damage.
Not wearing makeup is really not my first option on most days. So as the seasons change, I have come to find that as I switch my clothes out for the seasonal changes, it is also best to switch up my makeup routine. Because most of my fall and winter makeup is thick and unbreathable, it creates a lot more clogged poresleading to blackheads and more acne due to sweating from my spin class or just the weather.
By switching out my heavy makeup for waterproof, acne-proof makeup, I ensure my skin will not get worse, but can actually breathe amidst the summer humidity and that I still look decent by covering up my current blemishes. Here are two of 2018’s best waterproof products to use this summer for longer lasting, easy and breathable makeup:
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation is really unique in that it works as a concealer and a foundation, but one that can still be worn as a sheer type of makeup or heavy one. Being that it is summer, you would obviously opt for the sheer application. Because this works as a concealer, you really do not need much; it covers up imperfections (concealer) and goes on light (sheer application).
Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup SPF 10 is quite possibly the best liquid foundation of all time — all time. All the others can step aside because this one is oil-free, fragrance-free and acne-proof. This foundation is waterproof and can be applied starting from a medium coverage, which is totally okay for the summer since it has all the other benefits mentioned. Did I also tell you that it already has SPF in it and leaves you with a glorious matte look that keeps shiny, sweaty faces at bay?
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.