Nothing ruins an on-point makeup look faster than sweat. And since sweat can strike at any time (not just during the hot summer months), it's important to be prepared by choosing a foundation that won't run, flake, or transfer at the first sign of moisture.
From drugstore bargains to high-end options beloved by beauty influencers, we've rounded up the eight best sweat-proof foundations for keeping your skin matte, no matter what temperature it is outside.
Melt-proof makeup? It exists, and once you try it, you'll wonder how you survived so long without it.
Best Sweat-Proof Foundations
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MAKE UP FOR EVER
Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation
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Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse
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Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation
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Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation
This Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation from Charlotte Tilbury has been making waves on social media for a while now, and beauty lovers love the flawless finish, long-wear formula, and wide range of color options. It's also infused with REPLEXIUM® and MossCellTec™ No. 1, which help to improve the appearance of wrinkles and keep skin hydrated.
With a surprisingly low price tag, this REVLON ColorStay Full Cover Longwear Matte Foundation keeps sweat at bay without costing an arm and a leg. It features a full coverage formula, a matte finish, a lightweight mousse texture, and a long-wear design that won't budge for up to 24 hours.
The natural yet matte finish of this Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation keeps it in place without looking too heavy or mask-like. The buildable formula allows you to customize your coverage level, and the lightweight consistency makes it feel like you're not wearing anything at all.
If you're struggling with some serious sweat, this Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation from Clinique is a great solution. The humidity-tested formula absorbs excess oil and resists sweat, leaving skin perfectly matte all day long. It's also formulated without parabens, phthalates, oils, or fragrances.
This Stay Matte Liquid Mousse from Rimmel London won our pick for "Best Bargain Sweat-Proof Foundation," and when we say "bargain," we're not kidding. You can score a 1-ounce tube for under $6. The mousse consistency is lightweight and blendable, and the stay-matte formula keeps you shine-free for hours.
MAKE UP FOR EVER is known for making exceptionally high-quality cosmetics, and this Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation is no exception. It features a full-coverage, long-wear formula with flexi-fit complex technology that absorbs oil for up to 24 hours without flaking or fading. Choose from 34 different shades.
If you struggle with excess oil and enlarged pores, this Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation has got you covered—literally. The medium coverage disguises imperfections and blurs the look of pores, and the oil-free formula is lightweight and breathable. Choose from 40 different shades.
Best suited for combination/oil skin types, this Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Liquid Foundation Makeup has super-staying power and a highly pigmented formula for a flawless result that stays in place for up to 24 hours. The matte finish keeps shine at bay, even on naturally oily complexions.