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Keep That Makeup In Place: Tips To Keep Your Look From Melting Away

It's all fun and games during these sunshiny days until the warm weather ruins our day with smudged eyeliner, blotchy foundation, and sweaty eyelids. It's an understatement to say that the heat is making it hard for our makeup to stay put. We feel you, ladies!

For the benefit of all mankind AKA our beauty-challenged friends out there, we share some heat-proofing makeup tips to keep you looking fresh and put-together despite the scorching heat! Get ready to embrace the season in all its sweaty glory, and scroll through for some beauty shortcuts to keep your look from melting off your face.

 

Invest in a good face primer.

Primers are definitely the way to go this summer! Whether you opt for a subtle daytime look or a heavy dramatic one, wearing a face primer underneath will add a layer of magic. A primer will create an excellent base by locking in your makeup and preventing it from melting. Bonus tip: Pick a formula that doesn’t illuminate or make your skin dewy and choose something which gives off a natural and matte finish.

 

EDITOR'S PICK:

Benefit The POREfessional Pore Primer. At TriNoma

 

Bronze it up.

Add a little warmth on your skin! Apply bronzer to the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits you: forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose. Compared with your usual pink blush, a bronzer creates a fake tan that doesn't require hours of baking under the sun. 

 

EDITOR'S PICK:

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder. At Rustan's

 

Get a good facial refreshing or toning mist.

Whether you apply it before makeup or use it in the afternoon to reinvigorate your skin, a facial mist will have your makeup on point and locked in place. Not to mention it cools your face up without having to dive into the pool or the ocean!

EDITOR'S PICK:

Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Mist Toner. At Club Clio in TriNoma

 

Stock up on oil-blotting sheets.

With such weather, it is important to have a supply of blotting papers in your bag all the time, for it will take away excess luminosity without disturbing your look—because you’ll never know when oiliness can strike! Get armed ladies!

EDITOR'S PICK:

Shiseido Sweat & Oil Blotting Paper. At Rustan's

 

Opt for powder form products.

Set your makeup in place with a pressed powder, this type of formula controls oils and sweat much better than liquid formulas. If pressed is too thick for you, a loose powder formula does the job quite well too. Use a fan brush to finish off the look!

EDITOR'S PICK:

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. At SM Aura Premier

 

Try water-proof formulas.

You can never go wrong with a water-proof formula during this type of season, as it will smudge proof your makeup all day. Swimming with makeup on? No problem! Just make sure to clean it off well with an oil-based makeup remover once the fun is done!

EDITOR'S PICK:

Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara. At Rustan's

 

Lead photo via @intothegloss