How to Get Your Make-Up to Last in the Warmer Weather


The weather might have taken a downturn but there are still a few days of decent weather left in us. One of the few downsides about the warm weather is that it causes our make-up to crease and smudge. The foundation that you swore by in the winter seems to disappear before midday, and your mascara is giving you a terrible case of panda eyes. Instead of binning all of your makeup and buying smudge-resistant and sweat-proof formulas, here are some easy tricks that will help keep your makeup in place: Use a foundation primer A primer is like the basecoat for your makeup. It gives your foundation something to adhere to. Plus, it helps the product go on smoother. Try the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer which is priced at £28.00.

Set your makeup with powder If your primer is the equivalent of your base coat, then your powder is your top coat. Applying powder over top of your foundation or BB cream sets the product. Remember, the key to preventing makeup meltdowns is to layer your makeup for greater staying-power. Try the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder which is priced at £29.00.

Choose lighter formulas Heavy foundations work well in the colder months but they are prone to creasing and smudging on humid summer days. Besides, no one wants to wear a lot of makeup when it is hot outside. Instead of a full coverage foundation, try a BB Cream or tinted moisturiser. Try the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream which is priced at £7.99.

Use an eyeshadow primer Using a primer that is specifically meant for your eyes has the same benefits as a face primer. An eyeshadow primer locks in your shadow so you don’t have to worry about creasing or ending up with shadow on your nose. Try the e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer which is priced at £1.95.

Finish with a makeup setting spray Makeup setting sprays are an underrated product, but it is worth investing in. Some formulas even control oil product, so you don’t have to worry about stashing blotting sheets in your handbag to combat greasy T-zones. Try the Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray which is priced at £20.00.

Now that you have the tips and most of the tools to stop your making melting, you can go out and enjoy the weather and not worry about mascara running down your cheeks.