8 Essential Beauty Products for Sweaty Ladies
You know those women who never (ever) schvitz? Like, even in the dog days of summer, their skin is fresh as a daisy—glowing but somehow matte, and not at all like they’re melting from the inside? Yeah, that’s not us. We’re quite the opposite, actually, making the following eight beauty products nonnegotiable from May to September.
Murad Oil-Control Mattifier
Before even thinking about foundation, apply a smoothing primer, like this one from Murad. It adds lightweight moisture and has a long-lasting matte finish that gets ahead of shine before it happens. Layer it underneath your daily makeup to hydrate (without making you break out), visibly decrease that oily look and also give you a layer of SPF 15.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye
Whether you’ve got some not-so-subtle bags under your eyes or a blemish on your cheek that just won’t quit, concealer is a saving grace—until it slides off your face 30 minutes after you apply it. Enter IT Cosmetics’ cult favorite Bye Bye Undereye, which, in addition to containing anti-aging ingredients, is super opaque and won’t melt off the second you’re exposed to direct sunlight.
IT Cosmetics ($24)
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Liner
You want to line your eyes but don’t want to veer into raccoon territory the second you start sweating. The answer is a highly waterproof liner like this one from Eyeko, which was made to stay on “under extreme sport conditions.” So while it was created for ladies on their way to SoulCycle, it will more than suffice for good ol’ everyday overheating.
Shiseido Multi-Dimension Waterproof Mascara
While waterproof mascaras can be drying over time, they’re an absolute must for gals who typically sweat through normal formulas. Shiseido’s version stays put all day long and has a really easy to use brush that bends and rotates to make your lashes look longer and thicker.
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
Once you get your makeup just right, make sure it says put with a setting spray that prevents sliding (or slows the process, at least), controls oil and keeps skin looking matte. This one from Urban Decay features a patented Temperature Control Technology that actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to help it stay put. Science!
Urban Decay ($18)
Covergirl Outlast Lip Stain
You know when you’re sipping rosé and your lipstick decides to take up residency on your glass instead? Yeah, that doesn’t happen with Covergirl’s lip stain, which comes in ten colors and gives your pout a long-lasting sheen without the heavy feeling of a full-on lipstick.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Oil Control
This ultra-fine dry shampoo is made with nettle extract, a fancy-sounding leaf that helps reduce excess oil. It also makes hair look instantly softer and adds volume without that pesky white residue some other dry shampoos leave behind. Apply to your roots before leaving the house, and keep an itty-bitty version in your bag for midday touch-ups.
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
These affordable blotting sheets are basically the Holy Grail for dealing with a shiny face. Because honestly, no matter how many of the aforementioned products you use, chances are you’re still going to sweat, and when you do, having a packet of these crazy-absorbent sheets on hand will save you. Just don’t look down afterward.
Clean & Clear ($5)