Heat-proof Makeup Tips!

By Hannah Lisa Makeup, Sep 20 2015 11:53AM


Use a primer. They really do work wonders for making your makeup last longer, in any weather. Not only that, but most will give an added benefit such as radiating or smoothing, so choose one depending on your skin type; bonus!

Use a tinted moisturiser rather than a foundation. Building your makeup up in small but thin layers will make it last longer, especially when it’s warmer than usual. Less is definitely more in the summer months. Plus, it will feel lighter on your skin, the last thing anyone wants is to be putting on heavy layers of foundation and feeling like you’re wearing a mask! Try Caudalies tinted moisturisers, which treat the skin as well as protecting it at the same time!

Set your makeup with a little bit of translucent powder. It suits all tones, and is so finely ground that you won’t feel like you’re wearing any extra makeup. It will ensure your makeup stays put, and soak up any excess oil. Apply it with a big fluffy brush, paying particular attention to the t-zone. It’s also great to pop in your handbag for a mid-day touch up.


Use a waterproof mascara. It does what it says on the tin. When it’s hot outside, you not only sweat but you tend to produce more oil too, especially around the eye area. Waterproof mascara will stop you from ending up panda-esque.

Use an eye shadow base. They work by creating a barrier between the skins natural oils and your eye shadow, meaning a smooth application and long lasting, crease free finish. Urban Decay's Eye Primer Potion is my favourite!

Instead of powder shadows, try a cream based instead. Most cream based eye products are designed to be waterproof, and so, tend to last a lot longer in the heat. Once they dry, they don’t budge! The new Velvet Shadow Sticks from NARS are incredible. They blend perfectly and, unlike some, give you enough time to work before drying. It comes in 8 different shades which means you can even use it as a base for your smoky eye looks.


Not only would I recommend to use a lip liner, but I’d also say to fill in your entire lip with it. Don’t just use it for the outline. You’ll get a more even and natural look as well as guaranteeing your lippie lasts longer and doesn’t bleed around the edges.

Use a matte lipstick. These last, FOREVER. Seriously, on hot days, long days, wedding days… Whatever kind of day, if you need your lipstick to last, you need one of these in your life. They tend to contain the highest amount of pigment and act almost like a stain, meaning the colour won’t budge.

This may sound odd, but keeping your lips in tip top condition will secure a longer lasting lip product. If your lips are dry, lipstick or gloss will slide off almost instantly. Make sure you apply a lip balm before your lipstick. You can also gently exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush, or a concoction of sugar and olive oil. Lastly, keep hydrated! Your lips are one of the first places to show the effects of dehydration.

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