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No-Sweat Summer Makeup: Melt-free makeup strategies for warm, humid weather



It’s sunny, humid and hot. Your makeup starts to melt and run down your face.  How to keep your makeup intact?  There are a few tricks that pro makeup artists use to ensure long-lasting makeup even under the most extreme temperatures.


1.  Use a mattifying product to prevent the skin from looking shiny.  Then, ditch the heavy foundation and powder.  Instead, look for a water-resistant tinted moisturizer with a SPF of at least 20.  If more coverage is desired, add a light, silicone-based foundation; silicone is melt-proof and water resistant. Since the silicone makeup won’t move, the face will not require any set powder, and the skin will retain its dewy glow. 


2.  As for the eye makeup, we all know about waterproof mascaras.  However, now waterproof eyeliners are available as well; several liner pencils contain a silicone-derivative so that the liner won’t fade.   


3.  If there is makeup added to the eyebrows, an alcohol-based setting liquid should be lightly applied over the brow makeup to ensure longevity. 


4.  For the lips, a lip pencil that contains a silicone-derivative, as well as a highly pigmented lip product will ensure that the lips will stay intact throughout the hot day. 


A recommended list of products, all of which can be found at Make Up First ® School of Makeup Artistry:

Embryolisse Hydra-Matte


Mineral Sheer Tint

FACE atelier Foundation

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Liner

Paula Dorf Brow Set

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner

OCC Lip Tar






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