Fortunately, The Early Show makeover master David Evangelista says that you can still look pretty and put together with a few sweat-defying cosmetics.
The following are the products he recommends:
Sunless tanner – This product gives you a wash of color and idoesn't run down your face at mid-day. One application can last up to a full week. It also acts as a concealer and foundation alternative to many women, who just need a little pop of color to even out their skin tones.
Many self-tanners give your skin a glow, without making you look "fake-baked" or orange. The key is to pick a color that closely resembles your natural skin tone. If you're fair, try a light or medium color. If you usually tan to a deep bronze, try a dark formulation. Make sure you blend the sunless tanner onto your ears, neck, and décolletage so it's not obvious that you faux-tanned.
- If you're a devote of the "old-school" forms of sunless tanners, try crème formulations like: Sonia Kashuk's Sunless Tanner ($14.99) or Peter Thomas Roth's Natural Looking Self Tanner ($25).
- If you're scared of creams and lotions, towelettes may be the perfect solution: Estee Lauder ($23), Lancome ($28) and L'Oreal ($9.99).
- If you don't want to commit to a week-long self-tan, try a long-wearing liquid bronzing tint that can be removed at the end of the day with soap and water, like Benefit's Glamazon ($26).
Tinted moisturizer - If the idea of wearing foundation isn't appealing, but you still want more coverage, the sheer hint of color that tinted moisturizer provides could be the perfect choice for you.
Not only do they provide moisture and coverage to your summer-ravaged skin, but many (if not most) will give you SPF coverage as well. Stilla's Sheer Color ($28) Trish McEvoy's Protective Shield Moisturizer ($38) Estee Lauder's Daywear Plus ($38) and Clinique's Moisture Sheer Tint ($26) all provide an SPF 15. Juice Beauty has a tinted moisturizer ($29) that provides an SPF 30. Other tinted moisturizers like Balance B ($22) use vitamins and minerals to provide added benefits to your skin.
Primers - It sounds wacky, but using a primer on your skin will help makeup stay in place. Some of the best primers around have an added bonus: They make your skin more matte and absorb excess oils.
Those in the beauty business swear by Paula Dorf's Perfect Primer ($28) and Aura Science's Airbrush Primer ($22) to get a grease-free, smooth canvas of skin. EI Solutions has a tinted primer ($39) that does the job of a primer and foundation in one. Peter Thomas Roth's Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel ($35) is a lightweight formula. A few drops spread over skin absorb and control excess oil on contact without stripping natural moisture. Alcone's SuperMatte Antishine Kit ($28) removes any signs of oil or shine, and is a favorite of magazine beauty editors all over the world.