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Sweat-Proof: Make-Up, Lotions, and Hair Products

Sweat-Proof: Make-Up, Lotions, and Hair Products

On a recent weekend getaway, I enjoyed the best bits of summer: white linen flow-y pants, a rooftop barbecue with supreme views, and a stellar pair of cat-eye sunnies. It was high noon, and all was well… until the ick factor started to set in. In one quick swoop, mascara melted down my face, my hair frizzed out to the moon, and my skin felt like a sweaty mess.

Clearly, my daily beauty routine had failed. I desperately needed an update that could handle the dog days of summer. After scouring the stores and consulting with friends, I came up with the best sweat-proof products for hair, make up and lotions. Here’s the list:

Sweat Proof Beauty Products

Olay Fresh Effects

OlayFresh Effects {Flawless Finish} BB Cream, $9.59 from Target

Your skin will definitely benefit by minimizing your makeup routine. This BB cream covers all the flaws while still moisturizing and protecting with SPF. Plus it’ll shave minutes off your morning routine.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer

Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer, $5.99 from Ulta

If just the thought of leaving home without your foundation makes you sweat, don’t worry– there’s still a sweat-proof solution! Prep your skin with a primer to provide a smooth base while keeping your skin in the shine-free zone longer.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, $5.99 from Ulta

The mac daddy of waterproof mascara!  All my makeup artist friends swear by the lovely pink tube. Put it on in the morning for a full day without smudge. Then watch it wash away at night with a dab of oil free make up remover.

e.l.f. HD Blush, Superstar

e.l.f. HD Blush, Superstar, $3.00 from

It’s time to put away your powders, and switch to a cream blush. The liquid mixture won’t cake up in the heat, and requires just a touch of color to get a healthy summer glow.

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo, 5 Ounce

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo, 5 Ounce, $14.23 from Amazon

Say hello to your new best friend. Dry shampoos work wonders on absorbing extra oil in your hair which means it will absorb all excess sweat. Mist on a few sprays, and say bye bye to greasy locks.

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave In Conditioning Cream

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Intensely Smooth Leave In Conditioning Cream, $3.99 from Garnier USA

This is an absolute must for anyone who suffers from frizz. Apply to damp hair then don’t rinse. The key to keeping the frizzies at bay is to not touch your hair until it’s dry.

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 55

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 55, $10.99 from

The reality that you need to wear sunscreen every day may be bad news for those prone to breakout from the humidity. An oil free sunscreen goes on light, and won’t leave your skin feeling sticky. Great news for those that want protection without any pore clogging oils.

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