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9 Best Makeup Products to Help You Save Face During Hot Flashes

Makeup for Hot Flashes

You’re sitting there minding your own business, wearing your favorite Erin-inspired outfit, and feeling truly pretty. Just when you think you’re rockin’ your style—you feel it starting. The heat begins in your chest and slowly rises up your neck and cheeks. Beads of sweat start running down your face, taking your carefully applied makeup with it. Welcome to the wonderful world of hot flashes! I’m not really sure why they call them flashes, since they seem to last for an eternity, but cue the internal freak-out.

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Makeup for Hot Flashes, happy middle aged woman with menopause holding a fan
Don’t Panic!

As you sweat, you hope nobody is noticing that you’re simultaneously ripping off your jacket while dabbing your face with a tissue. Of course, that’s only making the makeup situation worse. So, what can a menopausal (and peri-menopausal) fashionista do? Well, in addition to taking slow deep breaths, since panic only makes it worse, thoughtfully selected makeup can make a huge difference. In my own experience, here are the 9 best makeup products to help you save face during hot flashes. Keep scrolling for my must-haves!

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1

Sweat-Proof Moisturizer

Your moisturizer is the main foundation that all your other makeup sits on, so if it’s able to withstand a hot flash, then the rest of your makeup will have a fighting chance.
2

Build A Strong Foundation

Both heat and sweat are proven enemies of a foundation’s staying power. Waterproof makeup is going to be your best friend.
3

Mascara That Lasts

You’ll need a waterproof formula that doesn’t compromise on quality. You want to lengthen and volumize your lashes with zero risk of panda eyes.
4

Waterproof Eyeliner

This one may seem obvious, but it’s worth mentioning. Once you hit menopause, this product is no longer just for summer.
5

A Team Busbee Favorite

Cream eye shadows have more staying power and are easier to retouch throughout the day.
6

Creamy Blush

As with cream eye shadow, retouching is easy with a cream blush and it doesn’t create a cakey look.
7

Long Wear Lipstick

Long-wear lipstick can be very drying, so make sure to pick one with a hydrating formula.
8

Set it!

Finish off your makeup look by setting your face with a cooling, long wear setting spray. Keep it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
9

Perfect For Touch -Ups

For post-hot flash touch-ups, carry some mattifying blotting paper in your handbag to remove any shine or excess oil.
Amit Bloom, lifestyle writer Busbee Style
Amit Bloom
Amit is a loyal subscriber turned contributor from Miami, where she founded and edited an award-winning lifestyle magazine for over 20 years. The loves of her life are her husband and their two fiercely independent and creative kids. She has been known, however, to proclaim that her favorite child is their Shiba Inu, Zac.
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