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We Tested Sweatproof Makeup And It Was Actually Awesome

We don't really sweat... we glisten.

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But, recently we heard about the makeup brand Sweat Cosmetics. They created makeup that is MEANT to be worn while sweating. WHAT??


The line was created and tested by professional Olympic athletes who probably sweat a lot more than we do.

So, being the adventurous people that we are, we decided to put the makeup to the test and see how it held up.

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The first thing we noticed about the foundation is that it was seriously lacking in color options.

The foundation only comes in five shade options, which seems crazy when you think about how everyone's skin is different.

The second thing we noticed about the foundation is that it can be a little bit difficult to disperse from the brush head.

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The powder only comes out of a small opening in the brush the first time you use it. But once you shake it a bit and use some force, it disperses more easily.

Once we got the makeup dispersed we applied it to our skin...we were pleasantly surprised.


Here's Sheridan's before and after:

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Sheridan's thoughts about the makeup: Look, I had ZERO expectations for this. Sweat and makeup is a pretty much a recipe for a disaster. But here's the thing, this makeup looked better after a hard workout. I don't know if it's sorcery, but the fact that the foundation didn't turn into a clumpy, flaky hot mess blows my mind.

Here's Lara's before and after:

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Lara's thoughts about the makeup: Before this experiment, I never in my life would wear makeup to workout. Even just talking about it makes me break out in hives. It feels so heavy and cake-y on your face... UGH UGH UGH. But I was so shocked at how much I liked this makeup. It felt like I wasn't wearing anything, but my skin looked amazing. And after an hour+ of working out, my skin somehow looked BETTER? I mean, wow. Also, I did not break out days later. Am I gonna start wearing makeup while I work out now???? I guess so.

And here's Nina's before and after:

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Nina's thoughts about the makeup: I was disappointed with its range of shades, since it doesn't seem like it would serve women with very dark skin. However, the product worked very well. Since it's powder-y I figured it would turn my face into clump city, but it stayed put.