Sweatproofing your Makeup

Sometimes the weather is not a t-girl’s friend.  The summer brings humidity and ruins our makeup and in the winter it’s too cold to wear that minidress and it’s too icy to wear those heels.

Oh, who am I kidding, it’s never too cold or icy to wear a minidress or stilettos.

Although summer gives us the perfect weather for showing off a new outfit, the heat can be brutal.  Some of us have to contend with wearing multiple layers of foundation, breast forms and padding.  There’s nothing more frustrating that doing your makeup only to have it ruined by the humidity.

But never fear, Corrie from Midwest Makeup Supply is here with help on sweatproofing our makeup!  These tips were sent out in her latest Femme Makeovers newsletter and is reprinted here with her permission.

Also, for the record, we don’t sweat.  We glow.  😉

Love, Hannah



We are a month out before Summer officially kicks off, but looking at the weather forecast for this upcoming weekend….YIKES!! It’s going to be hot (and probably humid) as hell.  I’ve included some tips and product suggestions in this newsletter for keeping your makeup looking great no matter how freaking warm it gets. 😀  

Have a super fab holiday weekend!!! And as always – feel free to reach out and say hi!

XOXO from your favorite makeup guru,

FemmeMakeovers | Midwest Makeup

And so it begins….we’re moving into our hot and humid season here in Minnesota. Eeek! However, I won’t complain. I’ll take the heat over the cold any day!!

But as we know, the heat and humidity, combined with wigs, hosiery, undergarments, padding, clothing, etc. can cause more than a few problems when it comes to keeping our makeup looking good throughout the day (or night).

I’m going to share a few tips to help keep things from immediately sweating off the second you step outside. However – please keep in mind these tips will help with keeping your makeup in place better and longer, but we need to be realistic. Sometimes no matter what we do, the summer heat wins and we sweat, which could lead to a shorter life span of our makeup for the day. Okay? Okay!

When dealing with hot summer temps, there’s a few things we can do to help keep sweating more under control. The first thing I like to use is a product called Skin Prep ($16.50). Skin Prep is a clear, fragrance-free liquid you put on your face prior to any other product applications. It dries quickly and acts as a moisture barrier on the skin. It helps keep your makeup looking fresh, longer in hot environments (outside on the patio or dancing your face off in the club, etc.).

The second item is Kryolan’s DermaColor Fixing Powder ($34). This powder actually waterproofs your makeup! Use it in place of (or in addition to) your regular setting powder to set your foundation (I recommend a cream foundation for best coverage and longevity). I also recommend pressing the powder into the makeup – especially in areas you sweat more (forehead/brow, upper lip, etc.) with a sponge or puff. You’ll notice a significant difference in how well your makeup will resist the moisture! It’s pretty cool!

The third product I like to use is a good setting spray. There’s a lot of options. In fact, I have SIX different kinds in-store, but I have two favorites when we’re dealing with hot temps: Kryolan’s DermaColor Fixing Spray ($24) and Barrier Spray ($12). Use a setting spray as your final step in your makeup application. Once your application is complete, do a quick spray (or spritz) over your entire face. Repeat one (or two times more) to shellac the shit out of your face for extra longevity! 😀

There you have it! A few tips and tricks on how to sweat-proof your makeup. As noted in previous newsletters – this is a quick and dirty explanation. If you have additional questions – please feel free to send me an email or drop in to see the products or a demo in person.
Until next time – stay cool, Baby!

PS: You can get everything I talk about in this post at my store – Midwest Makeup located in Uptown. Not local or don’t want to stop by? No worries – we can drop things in the mail to you as well. Call us (612-822-2150) or email: info@midwestmakeup.com to place an order.

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Questions or want to request an appointment? Email me at: makeovers@midwestmakeupsupply. com

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