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Stop Your Makeup from Melting in the Summer Heat


While it may not be summer quite yet, the temperatures are rising. Depending on where you live, sweltering heat and humidity are coming. While this is great for lazy days spent at the pool, how about when you want to look your best and want your makeup to stay put all day? The heat and humidity can make your makeup melt very quickly and make you look like a hot mess. Here are some tips on keeping your makeup fresh in the summer:

  1. Less is more! Remember, that sweating in the summer is going to happen if you spend any time outside in the hot sun. Keep your makeup light. Use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation. Remember to use SPF too or use a tinted moisturizer that contains SPF already. The less you wear, the less chance there is for you to look like a melting mess.
  2. Use waterproof products. Even if you aren’t swimming, waterproof products can help you combat melting makeup from sweating or even getting caught in a summer thunderstorm. Try different waterproof mascaras, eyeliner, eyeshadows, concealers, blush, bronzers and even foundations until you find products that work best for you.
  3. Use a primer and a setting spray. If you want to give your makeup more of a chance to stay put, use a primer before you apply makeup and a setting spray after you apply your makeup. This will help your look stay put and look perfect all day long. There are also setting powders you can try. These also work great if you have oily skin because you can use it periodically throughout the day to keep oil and sweat at bay.
  4. Use stains instead of creams. If you’re used to using cream blushes or lip glosses, you may want to switch to stains in the summer months. Stains will last longer and can be cleaner to apply and stay put on your skin.

How do you keep your makeup from melting in the hot summer months? Have you tried any of these tips? Do you switch products from winter to summer? Share with us!


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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing