No one wants to spend an hour applying only for it to slide off their face minutes later. What’s the answer? GET PRIMED
A good primer smooths skin like an Insta filter (we rate Stila One Step Prime, £24), but it’s one of those products that gets acne-prone people nervous. This is mainly down to silicone, the key ingredient in most primers. “There’s zero research to show that silicone clogs pores,” Paula’s Choice founder Paula Begoun argues. But if you’d rather not risk it, opt for a water-based primer instead, like Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, £13. KEEP IT LIGHT
Founder of exercisefriendly make-up brand Skin In Motion, Gia Mills advises you to apply thin layers of product and blend well. “Overloading the skin can act like a warm duvet on hot days, causing it to overheat and sweat.” Instead of your usual foundation, use a tinted moisturiser, then a concealer for blemishes. Try Laura Mercier Tinted
£35, and ELF Hydrating
Camo Concealer, £6.
Fenty Beauty’s global MUA, Hector Espinal, advises, “Dampen your beauty blender with cold water before dabbing on your base – the cool temperature will close up open pores.” SWITCH TO CREAM
“Cream products work better with the skin’s natural texture,” explains lead MUA at Stila UK, Sascha Jackson. “Powders can cake and look patchy in humidity.” We love Maybelline Cheek Heat Water