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Don't Sweat It: Melt-Proof Makeup For Summer

Have yourself a shine-proof summer.
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With summer comes humidity, sun and heat. Enter the fourth horseman of the summer makeup apocalypse: sweat. While we're all for this natural body function (cue: detox), it can certainly put a dampener on things, resulting in cakey foundation, enlarged pores, panda eyes from melting mascara... and the list of makeup horror goes on. That being said, of course, a lot can be improved with a good summer skincare routine. But what about products? Fret not, as we bring you this season's best melt-proof summer makeup items. 

Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer - Fenty Beauty 

This lightweight primer is made with a blend of Blue Agave extract and blurring powders, resulting in a universal shade that suits all skin tones. Highly recommended for those with oily skin, this primer preps your skin to be the perfect canvas for long-lasting makeup that lasts the entire day. 

All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray - Urban Decay 

Instead of going the traditional route of spritzing your face with setting spray after you've dolled up, here's our hack to keep your foundation from melting off in the merciless humidity: use setting spray to moisten your sponge/beauty blender (instead of water) and blend out your concealer and foundation with it, effectively locking your base in. 

Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup - Estée Lauder 

This flawless liquid foundation offers a buildable medium to full coverage and boasts an oil-free and oil-controlling formula- perfect for hot summer days. Available in an array of 55 shades, to suit every skin tone and colour. You'll be glad to know that unlike most foundations and cc-creams which usually take on a grey-ish hue due to oxidisation, this foundation stays colour-true the entire day. 

Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder - Marc Jacobs Beauty 

If you're looking for a sleek compact powder that will keep you looking fresh no matter how hot it is outside, this is the one for you. Designed with the busy, on-the-go woman in mind, this compact comes with a built-in brush that slides out of the lid and conveniently snaps back into place after use. Use it as a setting powder or for convenient touch-ups on the go, this powder contains pearlized pigments to diffuse the shine and blur out imperfections, without looking cakey or making your pores stand out. 

Liquidlast 24-Hour Waterproof Liner - MAC 

Mac's Liquidlast liner proves itself against the test of time and humidity. Say goodbye to flakey eyeliner with this rich, jet, black formula that is both waterproof and smudge-proof. 

Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow - Stila 

Honestly, liquid formulas have a better staying power compared to powders, which tend to crease in the heat or smudge due to oily eyelids. This quick-drying liquid eyeshadow has the perfect mix of pearl and glitter in its lightweight formula, to give your eyes that shimmery pop of colour that lasts throughout the entire day. 

Lights, Camera, Splashes™ 4-in-1 Waterproof Mascara - Tarte 

Get ready for pumped up lashes that withstand against the heavy humidity! This four-in-one waterproof mascara is strong enough to withstand against the test of summer heat or rain, without running the risk of clumping or feeling heavy throughout the day. 

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