Beat the heat: Here is how to make your makeup sweatproof

The summer has only just begun - and that's something we've been looking forward to for a long time! You’ve probably already filled your calendar with great barbecues, hot summer evenings and exciting festivals. Days that should be celebrated with a sweatproof, summery makeup that stays on all day and night. There’re few things worse than spending time applying a beautiful makeup look, only to walk outside in the heat and sweat it all off.

While we can't control the weather, there's plenty of ways you can prevent the makeup from sweating off your face, even under the highest of heat temps—and that's a relief! Throw your sweaty worries away and enjoy the summer heat with this guide. Here is smart, sweatproof makeup tips (and some great ideas for beautiful manis) that will help you beat the heat and create a stunning look.

1. Summer nails

It's not only time for planning the fun beach days and barbecues, but certainly also the time to plan your summer nails! Beautiful, colorful nails can quickly turn your mood around and give you great summer vibes (even on a cloudy summer day), and complete your whole look!

Do you want a professional manicure, but without the struggle? With our new summer collection, you can get the experience of beautiful salon-looking nails in minutes! The collection consists of three of the most beautiful designs inspired by this summer's biggest nail trends - namely patterns, soft pastels, and pink. Whether you’re into colors and patterns on the nails or prefer a more natural look, you’ll definitely be inspired by our new summer nail collection here. 

And by clicking here, you can get the right tips on how to make your press-on nails last up to 10 days - so you don’t feel embarrassed when one of your nails suddenly falls off in public!

2. A sweatproof base

First things first, when applying skincare in the morning, skip any unnecessary steps or products that might have your skin feeling heavy. The fewer products you use, the better your makeup will stay on throughout the day, keeping it easier to maintain in hot weather.

A great, simple anti-aging skincare routine in the morning is key during the summer. Cleanse your face, apply Vitamin C serum, and follow up with moisturizer and an SPF. When the sun shines bright in the middle of the day, sun protection is a must. Therefore, never forget SPF - your skin will definitely thank you in the long run!  After you've applied your skincare and SPF, let it sit for a few minutes before moving onto makeup.

With hot humidity weather, less is more. You don’t want to do a full face of foundation, concealer, or powder, so try to avoid full coverage makeup. There’s a good range like BB or CC creams or tinted mineral SPFs that will give you light coverage and dewy skin.

A great piece of advice is to apply your CC cream or tinted SPF with a beauty sponge. Set the water with a fix setting spray, this will make for an easy and long-lasting application. This Fix Makeup Refreshing Mist Long-Lasting by Clarins is a setting spray that gives a matte complexion and extends the durability of the makeup - so it’s perfect for giving the makeup longevity.

3. Beautiful brows

The best way to prevent your eyebrows from smudging or disappearing during hot days is by using long-lasting and sweat-resistant eyebrow products. 

We’ve just launched two eyebrow products High Define Brow Pencil and High Define Brow Gel, which are the perfect duo to get beautiful brows while nourishing and stimulating hair growth.

Use the High Define Brow Pencil for defining and filling the brows. The eyebrow pencil has a unique wax-formula that makes it easy to blend the color into the brows while creating a rich, yet natural color payoff. The unique formula keeps your brows on point all day, as it’s smudge-proof, water-resistant, and long-lasting.

When you’ve defined your brows, you can use High Define Brow Gel that in a new way tames the brows with its nourishing ingredients, which naturally make them fuller and groomed. For many, eyebrows can quickly slip off, so it’s important that you lock and set the brows with a gel. Our brow gel
has a unique formula, as it’s a 3-in-1 clear gel that nourishes, defines, and sets brows in place all day - so it’s a perfect solution for creating a long-term result and an instant brow styling effect. The brow gel will keep your brows in place even during the most sweaty concerts, as it’s smudge-proof and sweat-resistant - and therefore definitely a must-have product for the upcoming, hot days!

You can read more about the new eyebrow products and their nourishing and strengthening ingredients here.

4. All about the eyes

Stick to everything creamy, water-resistant, or smudge-proof. Although there’s nothing worse than smudged mascara- you should deffo try to avoid waterproof mascara, if you want healthy and long lashes. Generally speaking, waterproof mascara is bad for the lashes as it’s designed to not come off, which can lead to breakage or lashes falling out more than they should. Instead, you should go for a water-resistant or long-lasting mascara!

Our Supreme Lash Mascara is water-resistant and smudge-proof, so it stays on rainy and sweaty days! The mascara works as a lash serum that keeps the lashes and hair follicles healthy and strong – it’s enriched with six key ingredients and bioactive peptides that reduce the chance of lash loss and increase the growth of healthy lashes. Unlike your face makeup, it’s a good idea to apply several layers of mascara - so it takes longer for the heat to wear it down, and you’ll achieve a fuller and defined lash look!

When it comes to eye shadow, you should always go for cream eyeshadows as they’re easily applied and smudge-proof. MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pot eyeshadows are long-lasting and very pigmented. The creamy texture makes it easy to apply and lasts all day.

5. Longwear lips

In the summer, your lips, like your skin, are exposed to the sun. The skin on the lips is very fine and thin, and many experience the lips becoming extra dry and cracked after a long day in the sun. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to protect your lips from the sun! Choose lip products such as lip stains or matte lipstick with SPF to protect the lips and create a long-lasting, fresh look. Apply a bit of lipstick with your fingers in the middle of your lips just to bring some color and freshness to the face.

Although it may feel tempting to use glosses in the summer, they will definitely slip off in a few seconds in the heat, or when you take the first sip of your drink. These SuperStay Matte Ink lipsticks from Maybelline give color to the lips for up to 12 hours! The lipsticks come in several beautiful, flattering shades, which give a matte and rich finish.

If you wanna achieve a sun-kissed look, you can actually use the lipsticks as blush. Mix the lipstick and a bit of setting spray on your hand before applying it as blush - just remember to blend. Longwear lipstick to long wear blush!

6. Finish with setting spray  

Help your makeup to stay in place as long as possible by finishing up by applying a setting spray all over your face. A mattifying spray will also help cut down on shine in the t-zone!