My top 5 Sweatproof Makeup Products

Whether I am battling the British heatwave, on my travels, or sweating my butt off at a gig, I ain’t got time for topping up my face every five minutes; so here are the products I am currently using to keep my mask in place, and which survive even the sweatiest of scenarios.

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer

Urban Decay Primer Sweatproof makeup

I have combination skin that repels makeup, so for me a primer is a necessity. Urban Decay now have 4 primers, but the Optical Illusion works best for me. I have large pores and uneven skin tone so the blurring effect does wonders on my skin during an evening out. It also helps my foundation apply with ease and prevents it from settling in the wrong areas. This primer feels velvety soft and with ingredients including: argan, rosehip, meadow foam seed oils, and vitamin E it nourishes skin and leaves it feeling super soft.

The Ordinary Foundation

The Ordinary Sweatproof makeup

Deciem having a store in  Spitalfields is both a blessing and a curse; the staff are incredible and were awesome at picking out my foundation shade, as well as some other products. The problem is that everything is so reasonably priced and high quality I can’t help adding to my collection every time I am in the area and it’s going to make me bankrupt.

Even though my skin is problematic I need to go lighter on coverage in summer or else my pores feel choked and overloaded with product, especially when mixed with sweat. This foundation comes in a great variety of shades, it is lightweight, builds nicely and add a lovely luminosity. It gives great coverage without leaving me feeling weighed down – and sticks around all day.

Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ Loose Powder

KVD Lock It primer Sweatproof makeup

Having oily areas of skin mixed with summer sweat, baking my makeup with loose powder is essential for my makeup to stick around. I thought I would have real trouble replacing my loose powder when I went cruelty free because I am super fussy, but then Kat Von D came along and saved the day. This loose powder is incredibly finely milled, doesn’t dry out my skin and leaves a semi matte luminous layer locking in makeup all day.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Too Faced Mascara Sweatproof makeup

I wasn’t sure about this mascara when I first got it simply because it was heavier than the original, then hayfever season started again and I was so happy to have this secret weapon in my beauty arsenal. This mascara is fast drying so needs applied quickly but whether you have sweat dripping from your forehead into your eyes, need a good old cry, jump into a pool, or your eyes are streaming from dreaded allergies, this mascara does not budge or flake.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

All Nighter Spray Sweatproof makeup

I feel like I have mentioned this product about 1 billion times, but seriously it’s such a must have for me. This magical light mist is the only product which stops my makeup from sliding off the middle of my face. I use it everyday without fail and am so dependant on it that I take a travel sized one with me wherever I go.

Have you got any products or tips for keeping you face in place in this heat?


  1. Emily Newstead says:

    I absolutely love that KVD powder:)

    Emily xo

    1. Emma says:

      So good isn’t it I can’t wait to try her under eye one

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