For the most part, people don’t often associate makeup with sports. If anything, people often wonder why girls wear makeup when exercising. The sport of all-star cheerleading, however, is all about presentation. And that means it’s all about the makeup. Such a sport, however, includes insane athletics, which equates to a lot of sweating. No one wants their makeup dripping down their face. So what’s a girl to do?
Here are some sweat proof makeup tips and product recommendations…
Choose The Right Products
This is sort of a no-brainer, but choose products that claim to be long-wearing or waterproof.
Product Recommendation: stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black
Prime Your Face
Use a primer for your face. A primer essentially holds your onto your foundation. This product will help your foundation go on smoother and last longer.
Product Recommendation: Too Faced Hangover Face Primer
…And Your Eyes
Not only do you need a primer for face, but it is also essential to prime your eyes before applying eyeshadow. This product will help your eyeshadow go on smoother and last longer. You won’t have to worry about your eyeshadow creasing or disappearing on a hot humid day with this product.
Product Recommendation: Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly
After you apply your foundation, set your makeup with powder. This will help to seal your foundation and make sure that it stays and doesn’t move around on your face. And it makes your skin look smoother. The same goes for concealer; set it with powder! It helps to prevent creasing.
After you finish applying your eyeliner, set it with an eyeshadow that is the same color. You can do so by taking an eyeliner brush and applying the eyeshadow on top of your liquid or pencil eyeliner.
Product Recommendation: Youngblood Hi-Definition Hydrating Powder Translucent
Use A Setting Spray
When you are finished with your makeup, grab a setting spray A setting spray is the finishing touch to your makeup routine. It is the topcoat to lock everything in place. A quick misting of such a spray will preserve makeup for hours on end even in hot and humid weather.
Product Recommendation: Avene Thermal Spring Water
I used all of the tips and products above to create this sweat-proof makeup look for my younger sister, Taylar, who competed in the Large All Girl Division at the 2015 Cheerleading Worlds. Her makeup remained flawless even after competing outside in hot and humid Florida weather.