13 Sweatproof Foundations If Your Face Wants to Melt Into a Puddle Right Now

*Successfully* wearing makeup in the hot, sweat-inducing months of summer isn't an easy feat. If you pick the wrong product formulas, it can end in disaster, and even the formulas touting 10-, 12-, or 24-hour wear still beg for a careful tread. (Sorry, but many formulas are overly ambitious with their claims.)

As someone who currently lives in L.A. and who grew up in Minnesota (where winters are cold and bone-dry while summers are hot and disgustingly humid), I feel pretty well-versed when it comes to finding the best sweat- and weather-proof makeup formulas. I also love to be outside, love to work out, and have an unfortunate habit of sweating buckets when I'm nervous. I should also mention that as a beauty editor, I'm sent about a bazillion products per week stating they'll stay on my face through all of the above. (Lies, so many lies!)

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To clear the air and because summer will soon arrive with hot-and-heavy momentum, I'm sharing 13 sweatproof foundation formulas that have yet to let me down in terms of their finish and staying power. And because I know everyone has different budgets and formula preferences when it comes to foundation, I've handpicked the best formula in a multitude of categories to keep your summer foundation shopping as efficient and sweat-free as possible. Keep scrolling! 

Best Sweatproof Foundations, Listed

  1. Best Overall: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  2. The Makeup-Artist Fave: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation
  3. Best Mineral Foundation: Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation
  4. Best Nontoxic Foundation: Kosas Tinted Face Oil
  5. Best Stick Foundation: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick
  6. My Personal Fave: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
  7. Best BB Cream: Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer
  8. Best Drugstore Foundation: Nyx Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation
  9. Best Airbrush Spray: Luminess Silk Airbrush Spray Foundation
  10. Best Luxury Foundation: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture
  11. Best Cushion Foundation: La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation
  12. Best Powder Foundation: BareMinerals BarePro 16-Hr Skin-Perfecting Powder Foundation
  13. Best Foundation With SPF: It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Natural Matte Foundation with SPF 40

Best Overall: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

The Makeup-Artist Fave: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Best Mineral Foundation: Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation

Best Nontoxic Foundation: Kosas Tinted Face Oil

Best Stick Foundation: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

My Personal Fave: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation

Best BB Cream: Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer

Best Drugstore Foundation: Nyx Can't Stop Won't Stop Foundation

Best Airbrush Spray: Luminess Silk Airbrush Spray Foundation

Best Luxury Foundation: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture

Best Cushion Foundation: La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation

Best Powder Foundation: BareMinerals BarePro 16-Hr Skin-Perfecting Powder Foundation

Best Foundation With SPF: It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Natural Matte Foundation with SPF 40

And a few more sweatproof wonders:

This piece was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, These Are the Only Concealers That Cover My Dark Circles (and They're Under $10)

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.