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    How to Prevent Make-Up From Melting Off Your Face This Summer

    Summertime is great for many things, but it can also wreak havoc on your make-up.
    With heat and humidity at an all-time high, you might think it’s pointless to even wear make-up in the first place given that it might just slide off your face anyway but, if you want to wear it, don’t give up just yet.
    While it is true that it can be difficult to keep your makeup looking fresh in sweltering climes, there are ways to ensure that your foundation, mascara and contour stay in place, even through sweat.
    To help you beat the heat makeup, we’ve spoken to three leading make-up artists to put together a no-sweat survival guide to wearing make-up this summer.
    1. Prime Time
    According to make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon, all good heatproof make-up should start with prepping and priming the skin.
    Potter-Dixon suggests starting with a few squirts of moisturiser on your face to add hydration as this will help your make-up last longer and sit better.
    When it comes to choosing a primer, she suggests opting for something lightweight that will take away any excess oil.
    Rachel Hardie, senior lead artist, goes one step further, admitting she likes to “multiprime” – a technique that involves layering two different priming formulas – during a heatwave; one to absorb the shine and the other to give added glow.
    2. Ace your base
    Now that you have your oil under control by using a primer, Rachel O’Donnell, global senior artist, says the next step should be looking for water-resistant, sweat and humidity proof products that will “tackle the humidity in the air and the sweat on your skin”.
    For this, O’Donnell recommends a formula that promises to last up to 24 hours and doubles up as concealer.
    For optimum results, the make-up artist advises applying your foundation with a damp beauty blender to really work the product into the skin.
    3. Waterproof everything
    Waterproof products are great for super-sweaty days, particularly when it comes to avoiding pesky “panda eyes”.
    But, it’s not just your eye make-up that needs attention. Potter-Dixon also recommends investing in waterproof products for your lips and eyebrows.
    4. Ditch the powders
    It’s not just mascara that requires a change in formula when the temperatures soar.
    Regrettably, sweat can cause powder products to streak when you get hot and bothered, so switching out powder blushes and eyeshadows for cream or gel-based versions is the perfect solution.
    Hardie suggests investing in a multitasking product, which can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks for an effortless “watercolour veil of colour”.
    Similarly, O’Donnell says some cream products are designed to stay flexible for application, but “dry down and set allowing you to have the ease of a cream but the longevity of a powder”.
    5. Lock it in
    If you know that you’re going to be out all day and don’t want to have to worry about constant touch ups or your make-up fading then a setting spray is the answer.
    “Setting sprays are a great way to lock your make-up in,” Potter-Dixon says.
    “Simply spritz your face once your look is complete, holding the spray around 30cm away.”

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