While the summer heat may work wonders for our beachy waves when it comes to our makeup, the results are less than ideal. A 90-degree day can take a perfectly made up face and turn it into a melted mess in seconds. Enter these water and sweat-proof products for the hot days ahead.
There’s a reason no-makeup makeup is so popular in the summer — the warmer weather and sweat causing humidity it brings with it means keeping a face full of makeup in place is practically impossible. Luckily, with the new mattifying primers and waterproof makeup solutions, you can still wear your favorite makeup looks minus the mid-afternoon meltdown. The heat is no match for these sweat-proof products!
Prep: Before you even start applying makeup, use a toner like Skin Laundry Clarifying Toner in the evening and at night to remove excess oil and dirt that can clog your pores and make shiny skin worse. If a daily toner isn’t enough, you can also use a detoxifying mask like Pur Minerals Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque twice weekly to deep-clean skin. Finally, right before you lay on your foundation, apply a mattifying primer like Rouge Bunny Rouge Metamorphoses Mattifying Primer, which can also be applied to your lips and eyelids to keep lipstick and shadow in place.
Makeup: To keep your makeup more matte and less melty, start with a shine control foundation like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation. The mattifying formula was designed to absorb sweat and oil for maximum coverage. Opt for a waterproof blush like Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush for color that lasts all day. If you want to create a dramatic eye, use Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil and coat lashes with Topshop Party Proof Mascara.
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Set: You may have finished applying your makeup, but you’re not done yet! Before you step out into the heat, set your work by spraying L’Oréal Paris Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray on your face. Mist it 8 to 10-inches away from your face in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion to keep your makeup from running and fading.
Have you tried any of these meltproof makeup products, HollywoodLifers?
— Marissa DeSantis