Keeping it Beautiful in the Wild: Best Sweat Proof Makeup on the Trails

“Makeup is not a mask that covers up your beauty; it's a weapon that helps you express who you are from the inside” -Michelle Phan

 My gal pal Shannon and I on a sunset hike in Laguna Beach 

My gal pal Shannon and I on a sunset hike in Laguna Beach 

Nothing like taking a photo on the trails to only realize your mascara is no longer on your lashes but is a now smudged under your eyes to make it look like you literally rolled out of bed after sleeping in your makeup or to discover that blotchy foundation pattern on your face matches the foundation sweat stains on your shirt. Yikes. The reality of wearing makeup in the outdoors can be a beauty nightmare. I am not a big fan of wearing makeup in the outdoors, but being active and staying beautiful while in the wild is totally possible, with the right products.

 Sweat cosmetics was designed for active beautiful women by active beautiful women. 

Sweat cosmetics was designed for active beautiful women by active beautiful women. 

Makeup brands and products that you won’t sweat off

Sweat cosmetics is a high-performance makeup line that is designed to enhance and protect beauty for active women. These products are sweat-resistant, all natural and have been tested by Olympic athletes. From mineral foundations to mineral bronzers and powders, this active brand encourages women to get their sweat on.

Supergood Mineral Invincible Setting Powder with SPF sweat resistant, SPF mineral powder that mattifies shine and sets makeup

Wunderbrow eyebrow gel smudge proof, waterproof and stays up to 3 days

Philosophy Hope in a Jar sweat proof concealer to hide those under-eye circles and fine lines

Tinted physical barrier sunscreens

 Philosophy makes a great makeup and skin care line that outlasts Mother Nature and her elements. 

Philosophy makes a great makeup and skin care line that outlasts Mother Nature and her elements. 

 SkinMedica makes some of the best sunscreen both tinted and non-tinted that have age-defying properties as well as broad spectrum SPF protection. 

SkinMedica makes some of the best sunscreen both tinted and non-tinted that have age-defying properties as well as broad spectrum SPF protection. 

 Elta MD is another one of my favorite skincare lines. 

Elta MD is another one of my favorite skincare lines. 

Tinted sunscreens provide enough coverage to hide your blemishes while giving you a blended complexion. You can re-apply every two hours without worrying about smudging and uneven blending. The two main ingredients in physical barrier sunscreen, commonly referred to as sunblock, are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Physical barrier sunscreen works by sitting on top of your skin and deflecting the sun’s rays. They work instantly but can also be rubbed off easily and therefore should be re-applied frequently. Physical barrier sunscreens should ALWAYS be used if you plan on being outdoors in the sun. Check out my blog post on sun protection for more about sunscreens

Philosophy renewed hope in a jar skin tint

Elta MD broad-spectrum SPF 44

MD Solar Sciences mineral tinted creme

SkinMedica Total defense + Repair broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 34 (tinted)

Waterproof mascara that won’t rub off when you sweat

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Lip colors for the trails

Lipsticks and lip-glosses look great in the outdoors but have you ever tried to re-apply lipstick without a mirror? You may or may not look like a clown afterwards, not to mention your water bottle spout will probably be covered in hot red or a shade of pink. I personally prefer tinted lip balm because you don’t have to worry too much about adding to your lip line when re-applying.

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm

What’s your favorite makeup to wear in the wild? I would love to know.

Thanks for reading and see you on the trails

xx

Kristen

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