Beat the heat: Here are five tips to melt-proof your makeup as sum­mer soars

Mak­ing sure your makeup stays in place can be hard when the mer­cury rises. Here are five tips that’ll help keep your look in place, all day long

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Nikita Sax­ena nikita.sax­ena@htlive.com

NOTH­ING REFRESHES YOUR FACE LIKE A COOL­ING MIST. ROSEWATER, CU­CUM­BER, AND LAVEN­DER – THERE ARE END­LESS OP­TIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

Sweaty skin and oily T-zones can re­sult in your foun­da­tion be­com­ing cakey, your eye­liner giv­ing you panda eyes, and mas­cara smudg­ing away to glory. Add to that the swel­ter­ing heat, and if you’ve cooked up a recipe for disas­ter. How­ever, there are a few tricks that can help you win the bat­tle against the sun.

MOIS­TUR­IS­ING IS A MUST

You may think it’s sum­mer, so you don’t need a mois­turiser. But, you’re wrong. If you want to keep ex­cess oil away, mois­tur­is­ing your skin is a must — it’s the prod­uct you choose that makes all the dif­fer­ence. Go for a wa­ter­based vari­ant if you are prone to oily skin, and a heavy-set, ul­tra-hy­drat­ing one, if your skin tends to get dry. This will help keep your makeup in­tact.

KEEP IT TINTED

Ditch the foun­da­tion and opt for lighter for­mu­las in­stead. A tinted mois­turiser with sun pro­tec­tion or a tinted sun­screen are light enough to make for the per­fect base for your skin. And, if you al­ready have a foun­da­tion that you don’t want to go to waste, just mix it with your sun­screen and ap­ply the rest of your makeup over it.

MAKE BLOTTING PA­PERS YOUR BEST FRIEND

Re-ap­ply­ing com­pact or pressed pow­der to deal with that shine isn’t a good ideal. Not only are you go­ing to end up with your face look­ing cakey and blotchy, you will also block your pores and end up with a break­out. In­stead, use blot pa­pers to dab the sheen off of your face.

MIST IS A MUST

Noth­ing refreshes your face like a cool­ing mist. Rosewater, cu­cum­ber, and laven­der – there are end­less op­tions to choose from. Make sure to pick one that has a fine spray-dif­fuser so that you don’t end up with makeup drip­ping down your face.

SET IT, DON’T SWEAT IT

When you’re done ap­ply­ing your makeup, don’t use a loose pow­der to set it, use a set­ting spray in­stead. A spritz or two will go a long away in keep­ing ev­ery­thing in place.

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