How To Keep Your Makeup From Melting Down During Sweat Workouts

How To Keep Your Makeup From Melting Down During Sweat Workouts

There is nothing more disturbing than your makeup after a sweating workout. However, with the proper preparation and waterproof products, you can look chic and attractive throughout your exercise routine. This step-by-step guide will help you defeat the sweat and heat while keeping your makeup looking fabulous. 

Don't Skip your Skincare Daily Routine 

First, it's crucial to complete your beauty regimen in the morning. But when going to the gym, it's best to keep it simple. Avoid using rich creams and prefer a lighter hydrating formula like ROHTO MENTHOLATUM Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

Remember, the fewer skincare products you apply, your makeup will stay longer. An excellent beauty routine in the morning before a workout session is: 

  1. Wash your face with an oil-free, lightweight cleanser like COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser 
  2. Apply a vitamin serum such as NUNMUZIN No. 3 Skin Softening Serum
    3. Finish with moisturiser and an SPF like
    CANMAKE Mermaid Skin Gel, a J-beauty formula with SPF 50+ PA++++ 
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Allow the skin to absorb the skincare products, so wait a couple of minutes before applying makeup. 

Face Primer 

If you want your makeup to resist your sweaty routine, apply a face primer first. Primers are designed to minimise the appearance of pores and ageing signs. They leave the skin smoother as they create the perfect canvas. 

A'PIEU Start Up Pore Primer is a high-quality K-beauty product that prepares your skin for makeup. It controls oil production and minimises the appearance of pores. 

The formula contains natural ingredients such as tea tree oil and lemongrass to restore and rejuvenate your skin. Plus, it gives your skin a matte, shine-free effect. 


Korean makeup experts recommend using a tinted moisturiser if you're going to the gym if you have oily, combination, or acne-prone skin. An excellent option is PURITO Cica Clearing BB Cream

PURITO Cica Clearing BB Cream is available in six colours, so you'll have no problem finding the right shade for your skin tone. This BB cream protects your skin from UV rays. 

A Korean BB cream foundation that perfectly covers skin imperfections. It's free of harmful ingredients such as parabens, fragrances, etc. 

Use concealer to cover dark circles, acne, blemishes, and redness. You can try CLIO Kill Cover Liquid Concealer

CLIO Kill Cover Liquid Concealer provides high coverage due to its ultra-fine particles. It offers long-lasting wear without oxidizing all day and a matte finish. 

Set Your Makeup with Powder or Spray 

Makeup artists like to set makeup with powder and spray. Setting powders like ETUDE HOUSE Zero Sebum Drying Powder are excellent for preventing your makeup from melting during sweat sessions. 

ETUDE HOUSE Zero Sebum Drying Powder reduces oil production while drying up blemishes. You can apply this powder as the last step of your makeup routine or by itself to control shine.


Apply Waterproof Mascara 

Mascara is an excellent option for the gym. It makes your eyelashes look long and fluttery. However, it's crucial to use waterproof mascara. Otherwise, sweat can smear it making you look like a mess. 

Not all waterproof mascaras are created equally, so it's crucial to try them to find the one that best works for you. We love INNISFREE Skinny Microcara Zero

INNISFREE Skinny Microcara Zero is sweat, tear, and sebum resistant. This waterproof mascara perfectly curls your eyelashes while providing volume. 

It's a K-beauty mascara that delivers a smudge-free result without heaviness and clumpiness. 

Use Lip and Cheek Tints 

When going to the gym, it's best to avoid using powder-based blush and lip gloss. Powder-based makeup products quickly fade when sweating. When you brighten your lips

and cheeks, you look more beautiful. That's why we recommend using lip and cheek tints for better adherence. 

Use face primer and setting powder to set the color for optimal results. 

A'PIEU Juicy-Pang Water Blusher comes in 12 colours, from peach to apricot. This watery blusher is highly pigmented to add a lively touch to your cheeks. It has no oily or shiny effects and provides a soft, dewy finish. 

ROMAND Juicy Lasting Tint is an excellent option for your gym sessions. Its long-lasting formula leaves your lips looking glossy and smooth for hours. 

These K-beauty lip tints are available in 21 fruity shades so you can quickly transform yourself.

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