Slay All Day With These Sweat-Proof Foundations

Slay All Day With These Sweat-Proof Foundations

November 24th, 2021 | by

We know the feeling of dabbing your face with a tissue and breaking more sweat each time you watch your makeup coming off. If you find yourself asking, “how do I not feel like a melting frosty ice cream” with all that makeup on, you aren’t alone, beautiful. You could be in the midst of ultra-hot summer days one after another, have oily skin in general or just have a very busy life being a social butterfly.

Either way, a sweat-proof foundation is a must-have in your beauty bag. This staple doesn’t just provide a flawless base for the rest of your makeup, but it will also ensure minimal touch-ups throughout the day. Truly your desk-to-date mantra!

A lot of the foundations that are sweat-proof also happen to have a matte finish. This is important, as it helps keep oil at bay. However, if you are someone who loves more of a natural finish, worry not! You can still turn to a sweat-proof foundation, provided that you use the right techniques to get a more sheer and natural finish.

For this, we recommend Using a damp beauty blender and slowly working your way up on the coverage, rather than using a lot all at once. You can also consider skipping ‘baking’ your makeup – if you’re into that, of course – and just set the areas that tend to get oily with a lightweight compact powder.

Be ready to rock a fool-proof look this season, with zero sweat and all the extra confidence. Read on to know our recommendations for top sweat-proof foundations!

1. Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation

The first foundation on our list is also one that has been a crowd-favourite for years now. Yes, we are talking about the long-lasting Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation! With 18 shades on offer and a rather affordable price tag, this foundation easily made it to the top of our list. It also imparts more of a demi-matte finish – so if you’re someone who wants a more natural Everyday look to their skin, we recommend giving this one a try for sure.

2. SUGAR Ace Of Face Foundation Stick

If you’re someone who is on the go a lot, carrying around a liquid foundation might be difficult – and a bit of a hazard, too. Luckily, SUGAR has a fantastic long-wear matte foundation formula in a stick form, which is a much safer bet. You can also travel light with one brush less in your kit, because the packaging comes with a brush to blend the product into your skin flawlessly.

Bonus: they have 21 shades to pick from, so we’re pretty sure that you’ll find your perfect match, right down to the undertone! If you are also a fan of stick foundations then this can be your perfect Go-To option.

3. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

Aptly named ‘Double Wear’, this foundation from cult-favourite brand Estee Lauder claims to deliver a 24-hour budge-proof wear, all the while being both transfer-resistant and waterproof, too. This is one pick that will last you through work, dinner, drinks, the club, and even the rest of the night, if you’re too lazy to take your makeup off (we’ve all been there!).

If you are looking to dip your toes into luxury makeup that’s worth the price tag, this is definitely a good place to start!

4. Lakme 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation

Even though this foundation is called ‘9 To 5’, we can confirm that it lasts well into 10, 11, and 12, too sometimes! With a built-in primer that boosts longevity and wear time, along with a natural finish that will keep people guessing if it’s makeup or just your flawless skin, this foundation from Lakme is a must-have in our books.

They have also expanded their shade range recently, so there’s a good chance that you’ll find your right match. This one is also your best bet if you’re a beauty on a budget.

5. Kryolan TV Paint Stick

If there’s one product that is built to last practically forever, we bet that it’s this foundation from Kryolan! Created for pro makeup artists who work their magic on actors and performers every day, this foundation is quite literally like a stick of paint that will cover anything and everything.

Moreover, it is also formulated to withstand hours of exposure to hot, bright lights and cameras, so you can be quite sure that it’s not going anywhere, all day long.

6. Huda Beauty Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation

Looking for a filter in a bottle that promises to stick around for hours on end? The Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Full Coverage Liquid Foundation from Huda Beauty is what you need! The matte finish blurs into the skin for a seamless finish, and the formula is non-cakey and lightweight..

But, that doesn’t mean that it also isn’t waterproof, transfer-proof, fade-proof, sweat proof, and humidity-proof. Whew! Now that’s a long list we love.

7. M.A.C. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

If you’re looking for an ultra-matte finish, a foundation powder is your best bet. M.A.C.’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation boasts a 12-hour wear and a formula that controls oil and shine all day long. What’s more, is that you can use it as a base and a touch-up powder, too!

The cherry on top for us though is the range of 50+ shades that are available, guaranteed to suit the fairest of skin tones, to the deepest.


We promise that you won’t have to sweat about the longevity and staying power of these foundations. But, in case you have particularly oily skin or are living in an extremely humid climate, we recommend carrying some blotting papers or a matte compact powder with you for easy touch-ups on the go. Keep slaying!

Khanak Mehta