Sweat-Proof Matte Makeup To Withstand the Summer Heat


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I know, I know, dewy skin is having a ~moment~ right now. But if your summer agenda is jam-packed with outdoor picnics, pool days, park strolls, and general fun in the sun, you may want to give matte makeup a shot. In defense of the forgotten finish, matte makeup really holds up in the summer heat. More than just buzzwords, some matte formulas really are sweat-proof, smudge-proof, and even waterproof. Here’s a humidity-resistant makeup routine that’ll stay put and get you through the rest of this summer’s heat with a flawless complexion.

Build Your Base

It’s no secret that the key to a flawless face is the right base. This essential first step smooths pores and lines, blurs imperfections, and protects the skin—all while locking in any product you apply after for all-day wear.

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Create the Foundation

The ideal foundation will not only reduce texture and boost coverage but also balance oil and sebum throughout the day for a long-lasting, shine-free finish. Soften imperfections and build to your ideal coverage with a formula that won’t budge in the summer heat.

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Conceal Imperfections

Hide dark circles disguise imperfections with a crease-resistant, waterproof concealer. Bonus points if it also smooths the skin with a diffused finish. Keep your eyes peeled for a long-wearing formula with some serious staying power.

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Heat Things Up

Enhance your natural complexion with a natural-matte bronzer, blush, or both. Look for a matte formula that helps control sebum production and increases smoothness for an even, long-lasting finish. Keep oil at bay while getting a sunkissed glow—multitasking at its finest.

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All Set?

Set yourself up for success for the longest possible wear with a reliable setting powder or spray. Ideally, something that gives you an airbrushed, second-skin finish without caking or emphasizing lines or texture.

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