Sweat Proof Your Makeup - Tips for keeping your makeup last all day without melting off

Yeah it summer which means the days are hotter and sweat happens when the mercury skyrockets which means makeup tends not to stay on however, beauties you don’t have to let a little (okay, a lot) of perspiration or that very necessary dip in the pool or swim in the ocean wash away your face. You can still wear full face makeup this summer we will guide to how.

1) Setting Spritz Mist a must have – before and after application

Apply setting spritz before your foundation application. Gia Minerals Setting Spritz is a plus during the summer months as its not only good to set mineral powders but this fabulous Spritz is also convenient for refreshing and hydrating your skin at any time. Gia Minerals Setting Spritz will boost your skin's radiance, as well as minimize age spots, sun spots and fine lines. Fabulous for all skin types, including oily, sensitive, normal and combo skin. 

2) Choose a good foundation with SPF – long wear formula

For foundation that stays on with you this summer, check out our waterproof, sweat-proof, mineral foundation infused with rich antioxidants.  Gia Minerals mineral foundations offer amazing coverage in a long-lasting formula that works especially well in summer as they allow your face to breathe, when perspiring, not causing pores to clog. The antioxidant ingredients work synergetically for a flawless sweat proof appearance.

Gia Minerals foundation offers an amazing makeup routine for the hot summer months because it absorbs oil, eliminates shine and it has zinc oxides which is a naturally occurring sunscreen and provides SPF 20! Zinc oxide has the added bonus of being an anti-inflammatory, so if you suffer from facial redness, your foundation can help calm your skin. Gia Minerals foundation is also free of talc, bismuth oxychloride, boron nitride and nano particles.

Beauties stay away from liquid foundation as it feels heavy and you run the risk of it melting off your face and clogs your pores.

3) Set your makeup with setting powder – Oil absorption

Make sure you set your makeup with a lightweight setting powder. Gia’s setting powders have the power to resist sweat while de-greasing in a silky water proof  formula that includes kaolin clay that helps purify, nourish, soothe and heal skin.

In fact kaolin clay, it is one of the best skin care treatment that helps reduce production of sebum, the main contributor to greasy skin. So perfect in the aid of oil absorption it also minimize lines, softens complexion and allows for a flawless air brushed finish resulting sweat-proof smooth skin just like you have always wanted.

4) Apply Primer before shadow 

It’s nice to play around with eye shadows in the summer months as it can be fun to experiment a little with color. Choose a mineral based shadow as they tend to adhere to the eyes when perspiration occurs.

With over 100 shades to choose from, Gia,s shadows are long-lasting,  blend incredible without creasing. However, you can still ensure a more sweat proof look by applying mineral foundation over the lid before applying eye shadow. This technique is best done with a figure as the minerals will definitely adhere to the eye better. Now you are ready to apply your eye shadow wet or dry.


5) Primer lips before applying lipstick

Why not pretty pouty lips at the beach? Pretty lips in color are definitely in and you want to ensure that the color stays on. Apply Gia Minerals long-lasting natural mineral foundation over lips first and then apply our organic long lasting moisturizing lipstick with a lip brush as this allows for the color to absorb better on the lips. Not only will the color stay on but now you have also protected your lips with SPF 20 because our foundation contains zinc oxide.

6) Blushing Glowing Cheeks

Let’s not forget about our cheeks. Once again mineral powder blush is best to adhere to the skin better than other oil based cheek products. Gia Minerals antioxidant blushes offer performance in amazing pigments and wear beautifully in the hot summer months. Hint: apply with your finger instead of a brush as the color will adhere to skins chemistry better and also give a natural glow as well.

6) Setting Spritz

Remember the first step applying Setting spritz before applying any makeup? Well don’t forget to apply it after all the makeup has been applied. A few sprays and you are already for fresh summer sweat proof makeup.

After a swim in the ocean and several hours being in the heat makeup still all on. 


Georgina Tzavaras

June 20, 2017


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