10 Ways To Melt-Proof Your Makeup Routine
Rising temps mean it’s time to revisit your beauty routine so that you or your makeup don’t have a total melt down. That means making sure you have a mascara won’t smear, a foundation that won’t fade and a liner that won’t budge.
Melt-proof makeup: Setting spray
Guard your complexion against oil and shine by stocking up on a setting spray. Spritz after you’ve put on your makeup to keep it from budging and prevent you from reaching for blotting paper. It also doubles as a midday makeup refresher.
Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray, $39, sephora.ca.
Melt-proof makeup: Waterproof eyeliner
Tested in ultra-humid climates, these waterproof liners are formulated to stay put from your first morning meeting to last call. Bonus points: The intense pigment was created with minimal oils and waxes to ensure zero touch-ups are required throughout the day.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Waterproof Liner in Blackout, $32 at bobbibrown.ca.
Melt-proof makeup: Water-ready sunscreen
Using a patented technology called WetForce, this BB cream and sunscreen in one activates with water, giving you increased sun protection while you sweat it out. That means good coverage and broad-spectrum protection that’ll last through intense workouts, sports and outdoor activities. The ultra-portable size also makes it gym and travel bag ready.
Shiseido WetForce Sports BB SPF 50+ For Face, $48 at beautyboutique.ca.
Melt-proof makeup: Smudge-proof brow powder
This Rimmel brow powder is helps fill in, shape and bulk up sparse brows. It’s also sweat and waterproof formula, making sure your good brow day isn’t ruined.
Rimmel London Brow Shake Filling Powder, $9.99 at drugstores.
Melt-proof makeup: Oil-absorbing foundation
With a liquid-to-powder formula, this foundation soaks up excess oil and hides imperfections sans cakiness. For oily skin types, it has the added benefit of kaolinite clay, an ingredient that absorbs oil without drying out the skin.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Mattifying Oil Free Foundation, $68 at sephora.ca.
Melt-proof makeup: No-flake mascara
Avoid raccoon eyes with a waterproof mascara. This one curls, lengthens and defines your lashes while standing up against the heat (and any tears you shed during wedding season).
Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara, $22, Shoppers Drug Mart.
Melt-proof makeup: Full-coverage concealer
If you’d rather skip foundation during the hotter months, but still require coverage, this full-coverage concealer camouflages blemishes, covers up dark circles and evens out your skin with a light-diffusing, selfie-ready finish. It also taps into new polymer technology that helps it adhere to the skin, making sure it won’t slide off.
Physicians Formula #InstaReady Full Coverage Concealer, $14.99 at drugstores and mass merchandisers.
Melt-proof makeup: Setting powder
Hard Candy Translucent Loose Finishing Powder
Set your makeup and control oil by layering on a translucent powder over top. This lightweight powder boasts a soft matte finish, keeping your look sheer and natural.
Hard Candy Translucent Loose Finishing Powder, $6.98 at Walmart.
Melt-proof makeup: Double-duty primer
Not only does a primer provide a smooth base for your makeup, it’s the key to making it last. This one uses apricot essence to soften skin while it goes to work on minimizing the look of pores and imperfections.
Estée Lauder The Smoother Universal Perfecting Primer, $44 at thebay.com.
Melt-proof makeup: Double-duty primer
A gloss might slip and slide in the heat, but these matte lip liners deliver on pigment. They come in 30 shades from classic nudes to punchy hues. And they're hydrating so they glide on easily. Best of all, they will not budge, thanks to a water-resistant formula.
Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner, $22, sephora.ca.