13 Sweat-Proof Foundations You Need This Summer

by Emily McClure

Things are getting sweaty out there, ladies and gentlemen. With temperatures on the rise, it's time to look for sweat-proof foundations that can beat the summertime heat. Now, as a former makeup artist, I can attest that not all foundations are formulated to withstand these crazy temperatures. In fact, there are several types of formulas out there that are ready to fade away at a moment's notice. Don't be caught with a streaky face this summer. Keep your base in tact by choosing a foundation that does the work for you.

When it comes to choosing the best foundation for the summer, be sure to look for formulas that are labeled as long-wearing, mattifying, or water-resistant. Typically, these foundations are formulated to help adhere to the skin better and to withstand any sort of oil production. Personally, I like to pair these sweat-proof foundations with a pore-minimizing primer and a setting spray to enhance the wear time of the product. These two extra steps can help to lock in the foundation, and keep it from transferring throughout the day. As someone who understands just how annoying summertime sweat can be, choosing a foundation that has your back is essential. Here are 13 sweat-proof foundations that will help you to look your freshest all summer long.

1. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, $39, Sephora

Keep oil at bay this summer with this long-wearing foundation. Not only can it last for up to 12 hours on the skin, but it's also formulated with SPF 15 to protect your face from the sun's harsh rays.

2. Elcié Cosmetics Micro Silque Foundation

Micro Silque Foundation, $45, elcie

This is probably one of my favorite foundations of all time. It has amazing coverage that blends seamlessly into the skin. It's perfect for those who want to look flawless without looking like they have loads of makeup on. Plus, it holds up well against the summertime heat.

3. L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

L'Oreal Infallible Foundation, $9, Amazon

Staying shine-free this summer doesn't just have to be wishful thinking. Kick oil and shine to the curb with this long-wearing demi-matte foundation.

4. Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation, $42, Sephora

Summertime selfies are no place for oil and shine. Look your best in all of your photos this summer with this long-wearing foundation. It's formulated with light-diffusing spheres that help to improve the look of your skin both on and off camera.

5. Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation

Vichy Dermafinish Corrective Fluid Foundation, $30, Amazon

Do you want to look like a stunning porcelain doll? Do you want a foundation that has SPF 30? Cool – this is the foundation for you.

6. Lorac POREfection Foundation

Lorac POREfection Foundation, $38, Amazon

Sweat is the worst about exaggerating the size of your pores. Help combat this sweaty skin issue by using a foundation that fades away the look of skin imperfections.

7. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, $35, Sephora

Life is too short for flaky foundations. Choose one that commits to your skin, and won't transfer throughout the day. This Kat Von D foundation promises a 24-hour wear time coupled with a flawless coverage to cover any imperfections.

8. Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)Able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

re(Marc)able Foundation, $55, Sephora

If you're looking for a luxurious, long-wearing foundation, the Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able foundation may just be your skin's new BFF. It blends seamlessly into the skin, and doesn't break up or fade away during the day.

9. Flower E.E. Erase Everything Ultimate Foundation

Flower E.E. Ultimate Foundation, $14, Flower

Wearing makeup in the summer doesn't have to feel like a mask. Instead, reach for a foundation with a creamier, balm-like texture that simply glides over the skin. This foundation by Flower Cosmetics is perfect for hiding sweat without feeling heavy or fake on the skin.

10. Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation, $38, Nordstrom

Staying shine and sweat-free this summer doesn't mean you have to suffer from the dreaded "cake face" look. Laura Geller's Baked Liquid Radiance foundation helps to combat the look of oil without completely mattifying the skin. It's a more natural finish that any skin type can enjoy.

11. MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, $34, Nordstrom

Do you want your makeup to never budge? If so, you need this MAC foundation in your life. It's practically life-proof.

12. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $40, Sephora

No matter if you're spinning at SoulCycle, hitting the beach, or smashing the patriarchy, this is a foundation that will can keep up with any sort of sweaty situation.

13. black|up Mattifying Fluid Foundation

Mattifying Foundation, $42, Sephora

I can't say enough good things about this foundation. Not only is it extremely long-wearing, but it also feels like velvet on the skin.

Being sweaty is inevitable during the summer, however, looking sweaty doesn't have to be. Keep your skin looking fresh and fabulous all summer long by choosing a foundation that can beat the heat.

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