I received an email recently from reader Melinda Rudy with the following enquiry:-
I’m not sure whether to ask you this, but this thing really bothered me. I have trouble applying make up since my face sweat a lot. I have oily + sensitive skin. And i sweat after walking for 5 minutes or expose to the sun for 1 minute. Could you please suggest a way/brand that is suitable with my current situation?
I did send Melinda a reply, but I thought it would make an interesting post too. The essence of the issue here is how to keep makeup on your skin when you know you will perspire or sweat.
Use a Makeup Primer or Makeup Base under foundation
To counteract oily skin and to keep foundation from sliding off when you sweat, try using a makeup primer or makeup base. The silicone in makeup primers will help hold your foundation in place. I have found from personal experience that powder foundations slide off less quickly than liquid foundations so you could try that over a base. If you can afford it, I loved the Guerlain Meteorites Pearles primer but a budget choice would be the Revlon Perfecting Primer.
Use a waterproof mascara and eyeliner
If you know you are going to sweat or cry or to have panda eyes in general, try a waterproof mascara or waterproof eyeliner. For waterproof mascara I like Diorshow Iconic or for a budget choice, try Maybelline. For eyeliner, I like the Guerlain Kohl pencil or I Nuovi Metallic liquid liner or for those on a budget, Silkygirl Funky Eye Lights rock! A budge-proof gel eyeliner I have also tried is by Bloop de Paris – it seriously does not budge and its budget price too!