5 Ways to Keep Your Makeup From Melting Off When It's Blazing Outside

August 23, 2016
By Meagan Morris
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If you're reading this there's about a 110 percent chance that you've battled through a huge heat wave this summer. The temps might make it great for lounging by the pool, but it makes looking put-together a losing game.

Not anymore. Crib these ways to still wear makeup without watching it melt off with all the sweat.

Get Primed

Primer may seem like a useless extra step, but primer—especially oil-free primer—can make a solid barrier between your skin and your foundation, slowing the melting process.

One to try: Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light ($36; Smashbox)

Keep It Ultra Light

The best choice is just to embrace your #makeupfree face during the hottest days of summer. And if you just have to wear makeup, go for as little as possible—like sheer BB cream, gloss, and waterproof mascara.

One to try: Garnier 5-in-1 Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-Free ($12.99; Garnier)

Get Some Silicone

Silicone might not be the absolute best for your skin, but silicone-based makeup products can do you a solid and stay put throughout even the steamiest of days.

One to try: Temptu Foundation ($10; Temptu)

Mop Up the Oil

Sometimes you skin "glistens" with extra sweat no matter what you do. That's with it's best to always keep an emergency stash of oil-blotting sheets with you. These magical sheets can blot away extra oil and sweat within seconds.

One to Try: Neutrogena Clean and Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets ($4.69; Target)

Go for the Gel

Like silicone, gel-based blush and eyeshadows do better than their powder counterparts when it comes to dealing with sweat. The very formulation of these products are meant to repel water, allowing them to stay put in even the hottest temps.

One to Try: Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream ($23; Sephora)

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