Dear Lucky: How Do I Not "Glow" Through my Makeup?

Q: How do I not “glow” (sweat) through my makeup? —Kim

Laura Geller Dream Creams Concealer
& Highlighter Palette, $27,
Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint, $25,

A: Dear Kim,

The short answer if you’re really in a sweating situation is to wear less makeup. How to wear less and still feel confident in your skin? You use more concealer and less or no foundation. You use the concealer where you need it, and then you leave the skin alone. This Laura Geller palette looks like tawny eyeshadows, but it’s actually cream concealers in many shades, easy to mix into exactly your color, and they conceal … invisibly.

If you favor a bronziness, use tinted self-tanner or liquid/gel bronzer. Similarly, blush should be cream or gel—the idea is little or no texture or buildup on skin. Beach Tint from Becca is the prettiest, most universal color. Waterproof eye everything, and most important, if it’s a really sweaty situation, relax and just sweat. You’ll look glowy, human and prettier than you think.

more on

Found: The Ultimate End-Of-Summer Sundress

Wear it while you still can.

Weekend Manicure Inspiration: Zooey Deschanel's Easy-to-Copy Emmys Nail Art

Celebrity manicurist Tom Bachik walks us through the look.

A Lucky Staffer's New Foundation Obsession for Acne-Prone Skin

Eve Lom's new foundation makes your skin glowy "like an elvish princess from Lord of the Rings (which is the highest compliment possible, trust…

Lucky's Five Favorite Looks of the Week

From kimonos to blazers, shop our favorite reader looks of the week!

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Bernson’s First-Ever Handbag Line Is Perfect For The Downtown Girl In All Of Us

The cool-girl leather bag you’ll lust over all season long.