I think it’s time for another summer beauty tip! (Although, this one can actually be useful year-round, especially if you tend to find that your foundation doesn’t stay on. Which I think is fairly common where I live – it’s hot, hot and hotter all the time.)
Because as you may have experienced, sometimes foundation, humidity and sweat just don’t mix.
The other day while I was getting ready with a friend at my house before going out. I didn’t notice what she was doing too much, but when I saw her mix the greasiest-looking sunblock – think old school Coppertone, a beloved classic but still, very, very greasy – with her expensive Guerlain foundation, I blurted “what are you doing?!“. My friend nonchalantly replied that the water-resistance sunscreen makes the foundation hold better and survive a night of dancing.
What. A. Genius.
Talk about a light bulb (beauty) moment. It does make sense, though: these sweat proof sunscreens are made to last through water sports, laying on the beach, in the water… so the formula is extra strong, if you will. Also, if you can make your own tinted moisturizer by mixing together foundation and moisturizer (yes, you can do this, but the way), why not make your own sweat-proof, long-lasting, non-fade foundation?
What to do
Use foundations as normal
First, squeeze a bit of foundation on the back of your hand. Do the normal amount you do for your full face.
Add in the sunscreen
Next, add a few drops of some sweat-proof, water-resistant sunblock.
Mix it together
Mix the foundation and sunscreen together, and then apply to your face as normal. I know many may think that applying sunscreen and then foundation on top, separately, will do the trick, but in my experience, you gotta really mix the two formulas together. And don’t worry if the sunscreen makes your foundation a little lighter, it should apply normally to you face after. Just remember to blend.
Finishing it off
If you really want your foundation to last, apply a light dusting of loose powder on top – guaranteed to make your foundation last all day – whether in the heat and humidity, the gym or a night our dancing.
Et voila! Sweaty face be gone! If you try this out, please let me know how it works for you, and if it really made your foundation sweat-proof. And I know what you might be thinking – sure, you can always use a foundation primer to make foundation stay on, but this may actually be more fun, no?