12 Sweatproof Drugstore Foundation That Won’t Budge When You’re Melting – #5 Will Blow Your Mind!


Summer is here – temps are rising – and makeup is melting. If you’re getting frustrated with your face makeup getting blotchy with sweat and heat, this is the post for you!

These 15 drugstore foundations are going to STAY. PUT. BABY.

Get ready for the ultimate list of drugstore foundations that will look flawless all summer.

You’re welcome.

How To Wear Sweatproof Foundation:

A few tips before you click add to cart and start enjoying your new budge-proof foundation.

  1. Wash It Off: You’ll want to wash these off really good at night and let your skin breathe to help prevent breakouts. This is my favorite face wash.
  2. Use a Toner: If you are prone to acne or breakouts, consider using a toner after you wash your face to really cleanse pores and get all that makeup out. Here’s my favorite toner – and it’s super affordable.
  3. Wear Sunscreen Underneath: Even if the foundation has SPF, layer a sunscreen underneath to give you more protection, but also give you a smooth, blank canvas for that sweatproof makeup. I’ve tried all the sunscreens for under makeup and this is the best one and over 50,000 reviews agree with me.

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Sweatproof Drugstore Foundations For Summer:

1. L’oreal Infallible 24-Hour Pro-Glow Foundation:


Hundreds of near-perfect reviews, a decent selection in shades, the Infallible Foundation is known for being the chupa kabra of sweatproof summer foundations.

Reviews share it is especially great for dry skin – which is a godsend in the heat and humidity, when dry skin can get even more….well, dry.

Check it out: Amazon

2. Revlon ColorStay SPF 20 Foundation:


Another heavy-hitter contender for the first place spot in drugstore foundations fit for summer.

ColorStay is known for giving you 24-hours of “life-proof” application. The SPF is a nice addition for when you’re spending more time outside, too.

This comfortable, lightweight formula will give you medium to full coverage for blemishes and discoloration.

Check it out: Amazon

3. Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation:


This Maybelline Foundation gives you that luminous, dewy look that says – I’m glowing, but not sweating.

Their special FIT ME is designed to stay put through life’s everyday activities.

If you’re looking for a matte finish, check out #4…

Check it out: Amazon

4. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation:


Designed for normal to oily skin, the Matte + Poreless version of the FIT ME foundation line will give you that perfect, poreless canvas, without the shiny finish.

I have always been a fan of more matte applications, personally, so it’s really just picking what works best for your skin.

Check it out: Amazon

5. NYX Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Foundation:


NYX is about to blow your mind, with this super-affordable, ultra-sweatproof foundation that is NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

Incredible reviews support their claims that this foundation is lightweight, WATERPROOF, controls shine, stays matte, and lasts 24-hours.

On top of that, NYX is well-known for being a vegan and cruelty-free line. HURRAH!

Priced well under $20 and available in a wide range of shades, you can’t stop me from stocking up on my NYX Foundation.

Check it out: Amazon

6. Covergirl Outlast Active 24-Hour Foundation:


Another fan favorite drugstore foundation known to last.

This one has the added bonus of often being compared as a dupe for the much more expensive Tarte Rainforest Foundation.

With moisturizing properties, this one may actually leave your skin softer and more hydrated than before you have it on.


Check it out: Amazon

7. Maybelline Super-Stay Multi-Use Stick Foundation:


I LOVE this one!! First of all, I’m a huge fan of stick foundations. In fact, I wrote an entire tutorial on how to use stick foundations and what all the benefits are.

Plus, this one comes with the little blender sponge on the other end – so you don’t even need to have a blender sponge or brush with you. But, if you want more, check out my post on super affordable beauty blenders you’ll love.

Also, with such a compact design – can we say perfect for travel? 

Such a big win – and the price will just blow your mind.

Check it out: Amazon

8. Soap & Glory Kick Ass All Day Foundation:


If the name of this one doesn’t make you want to immediately pick it up and try it, I don’t know what to tell you 😉

Seriously, though, this long-lasting foundation is sweatproof, humidity proof, and waterproof.

I mean, just throw it in your beach bag and get going.

Check it out: Target

9. No7 Stay Perfect Foundation SPF 15:


Another big win for the all-day foundation seekers. Touted as weather-proof and transfer-proof, you can nuzzle your sweetie under the baking sun and still look flawless.

And, all that plus No7 formulas are hypoallergenic, phthalate-free, and don’t have added fragrances.

Can all the fragrance-avoiders say amen?

Check it out: Amazon

10. Maybelline Super-Stay Full Coverage Foundation:


Maybelline’s superstay foundation game is strong and this is another contender for #1.

Plus, I think they absolutely win for the most attractive packaging – with the super chic white dispenser with pink writing #SWOON

This full-coverage foundation delivers, too, with serious coverages that stays all day.

Check it out: Amazon 

11. Maybelline Super-Stay Powder Foundation:


If you’re more of a powder foundation girl, this one is for you.

Personally, I really like powder foundations and feel like they do stay in place better during the heat.

This one offers you the same Super-Stay formula people know and love, but with the convenience of a powder foundation compact that comes with a sponge you can use.

They do drop the 24-hour staying power to 16, but let’s get real – when would you really need longer than 16 hours?

Check it out: Amazon

12. Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation:


Finishing strong with a long-lasting foundation from Rimmel.

Known for their very affordable, effective products, this one is designed to let skin breathe, while giving you up to 25 hours of flawless coverage – the longest time of any of the foundations on this list.

This one is also the cheapest at under $7. WOWZA!

Check it out: Amazon


Wow, did you even know there were this many sweatproof drugstore foundations available?

Now you do! Have fun trying new ones and seeing what works best for your skin type.

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Have a fabulous day,





  1. Jayne
    July 20, 2019 / 2:24 pm

    GreAt post as Always! I’ve tried the NYX and it realLy is A winner. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    • Erica
      July 20, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      So glad you liked it! The NYX is pretty amazing, especially for the price. All of them really provide so much value. Thanks for being here and commenting!

  2. November 30, 2019 / 11:46 pm

    I have normal-combination skin.
    My top one foundation is Maybelline fit me matte+poreless!! Though 112 is too dark for me, and I have to mix it with some drops of white. It performs and lasts really well on my skin.

    • Erica
      January 5, 2020 / 9:12 am

      That’s awesome! There are definitely some solid choices for foundation at the drugstore!

  3. debra francisco
    December 19, 2019 / 9:56 am

    Just saw your site, can you recommend one of these foundations that will cover melasma but still look natural? I am Using the covergirl outlast liquid foundation right now but still have to use a cover up creme….thanks!

    • Erica
      December 19, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Hi Debra! Thanks for your comment – melasma really is its own animal. I have had a lot of hyperpigmentation over the years (facials, glycolic acid pads and vitamin c are a big help with restoring skin tone!) and I agree that finding the right foundation is tricky. If you are looking for drugstore foundation, the Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup is really great. You may need to layer it over areas with melasma, but it’ll blend really nicely. Also, L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation is a full coverage foundation that will last 24 hours.

      If you do decide to invest in a higher-end foundation, the benefits are that you’ll get color matching and they’ll give you a sample to try for a few days before you buy. The best for melasma is going to be a brand called Dermabland Camouflage (available at Ulta) and the long-standing favorite is Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup.

      Remember that application is almost as important as formula when covering melasma or uneven skin tone. Starting with a primer is always going to give you much better and more even coverage. E.L.F. has a good primer and I personally use TooFaced Hangover primer. Then, use your finger or a beauty sponge to tap tap tap foundation on top of the discolored areas, rather than rubbing it all over, which thins the formula. Please let me know if you try any of these and like them better! Good luck!

    • Kelly
      February 2, 2020 / 6:50 am

      The superstay 24 hr. foundation is full coveragE. I also have melasma all over my face so i need the coveragE too. I make sure i wear sunscreen every day and in the winter I wear foundaTions with sunscreen 🧴 in it.

      • Erica
        February 2, 2020 / 9:57 pm

        Yes, sunscreen is so important, especially if skin is starting to get dark spots, melasma, etc. I’ve had hyper-pigmentation on and off for years and it can be so difficult to battle it back down once it comes back. Much easier to prevent it in the first place! I’m glad you found a foundation you like! Thanks for reading!

  4. January 14, 2020 / 1:46 pm

    I like how you suggest wearing sunscreen before applying makeup. My wife is always looking for the best cosmetics. Thanks for sharing this article, I will share this article with her so that she can think about getting sweat-resistant makeup.

    • Erica
      January 22, 2020 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks Derek – I’m glad you found a foundation you think your wife might like! There are so many options out there, so there’s definitely the right one for everybody.

  5. Debra Thierwechter
    September 10, 2021 / 12:21 pm

    I am looking for a makeup that won’t rub off on your clothing. A makeup that won’t come off until you wash it off. Can anyone help me?

    • Erica
      September 26, 2021 / 7:13 pm

      All of these have great reviews, so I think you may have to try a couple until you find the perfect one for your skin! Luckily, they’re all very affordable, so it’s not a huge risk. Thanks for reading!

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