With the temperatures at a record high and humidity off the charts, we consulted celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip (her clientele includes Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, Ellen Pompeo, Laura Linney, Hilary Duff, and Sheryl Crow) for some real-world-tested sweat-proofing tips to help you look perspiration-free:
1. Antiperspirant on your face?
Who knew your daily antiperspirant can also be used to help stop sweating on your face? Joanna keeps her A-list clients sweat-free even under the hot lights of TV and movie sets by applying a clear, solid antiperspirant before applying makeup.
Focus on areas like the upper lip, forehead, and hairline to help maintain a matte appearance throughout the day and to keep makeup from sliding off.
2. Choose mineral makeup instead of liquid.
Not only does mineral makeup offer an ultra natural look, it won’t slip off skin like liquid foundations. Joanna prefers Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Foundation because of its super gentle formula ideal for breakout-prone or sensitive skin. It’s also sweat-resistant, making it the ideal choice for your summer foundation. Silicones help to form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, so it becomes resistant to sweat allowing makeup to stay put all day long. What’s more? It’s vitamin-enriched and loaded with minerals and antioxidants to help nourish skin.
3. Toilet seat covers double as blotting papers.
Next time you’re in a public bathroom, steal a few sheets of toilet seat covers—Joanna claims they are a sweaty gal’s secret weapon. Use them in place of blotting papers to dab away sweat and oil for a perfect matte finish.
4. Jell-O makes a great lip stain.
Joanna recommends Jell-O for a long lasting DIY lip color. Lipstick and gloss tend to melt off in extreme heat, so Jell-O acts as a long-lasting sweat proof stain. Just lick your lips, dip fingers into the powder and apply to moist lips for long lasting, sweat proof (and delicious tasting) stain.