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Prevent makeup from melting
August 19, 2018, 1:09 pm

Summer tends to complicate your regular makeup routine. When temperatures rise well above comfort levels and humidity hits above 75 percent outside, you may think it's pointless to even wear makeup. However, you don't have to give up your makeup. There are a few steps you can take during your makeup application process for a truly locked-in look.

Choose a primer that works for your skin type: There's a reason why there are so many different primers on makeup shelves: they are all made for different skin types and different weather conditions. Pick a product that preps the skin, is oil-free and created for every skin type.

Rethink your foundation application: Foundation becomes a whole different game during the summer, and you need to know how to play it correctly. This involves changing the way you put it on and your best bet is to use a buffing motion when you apply it. Buff the foundation onto your skin in circular motions, layering small amounts of product until you get your desired coverage. Another tip is to layer your complexion makeup a bit differently — like applying powder in between your primer and foundation. That layer of powder between the two liquid products gives your makeup more grip and lasting power, on top of your primer.

Use liquids to your advantage: You know the problem: You blend out your highlighter to perfection, and then the climate outside just demolishes it to oblivion.  To fix the problem apply some layers of coconut oil as you put on the highlighter. The oil acts as a sticky layer for the highlighter to sit on top of.

This would be a great time to use your liquid or cream blush formulas too, especially ones that sink into your skin for a tinted effect.

Get your blotting powders in bulk:  It is time to start embracing blotting papers. The best way to set makeup lately is to take a beauty paper and wrap it around a big, fluffy powder puff, then roll that all over the top of your makeup to set. The puff is easy to fold and manipulate, which allows you to really get into the crevices that tend to invite sweat, like the inner corners of the nose and under the chin.

Swap your eye makeup for waterproof formulas:  Even if you're not going swimming while wearing eye makeup, heat and humidity make walking outside like a public steam room. Waterproof mascara and eyeliner is a must, if you want to keep your lines where you drew them.  Tubing mascaras are great because they form waterproof tube around each lash that grant your lashes length without any smudging — they wash off more easily than traditional waterproof mascara formulas do, as well. 

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