How To: Create a Sweat-Proof Face for Summer

No matter how high the humidex is, these application tips will help you get a sweat-proof makeup look that stays on for the long haul.

Everyone loves summer, especially after a drawn-out winter with tons of snow and brutal temperatures. But one downside of the warmer season is that sweat-induced makeup melt that undoes all of your morning beauty routine. Luckily, there are lots of amazing products that are formulated to last all day and a variety of tips and tricks that can help you beat the heat. From how to apply concealer to keep your makeup in place to the best waterproof mascara and the best mattifying primer, here are five steps to help you create a makeup look that will last all day, no matter how high the temperatures climb.

  1. Prep your face.

Particularly if you want your makeup to last (and who doesn’t?), priming should be a step you never skip. Ask any pro how to do makeup that doesn’t budge and they’ll say the same thing. Find a primer that smooths your skin and minimizes the look of pores, like L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base. Its silky formula glides on and leaves a matte finish that will minimize shine and help the rest of your makeup do its job. Apply it after cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face, and allow it to absorb for a few minutes before you move on to the next step.

  1. Make your concealer last.

When you set out to conceal any redness or imperfections, you want to look for something with staying power that you can layer on based on how much coverage you want. The best under-eye concealer will have those same properties. Try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer, with its lightweight, waterproof formula that stays put for up to 24 hours. Dab it under your eyes, around your nose and anywhere else you need long-lasting coverage, and let it dry down. If you’re heading out into an extra-hot day, lock in your concealer with a light dusting of setting powder.

  1. Nail budge-proof eyeshadow.

Before you start doing your eye makeup, apply a small amount of L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base to your eyelids and let it absorb. Then choose a velvety eyeshadow that goes on smoothly and sets like a powder, like L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Mono Shadows. If you want to amp up the pigment of your shadow and prolong its wear even more, try lightly spritzing your brush with setting spray before you pick up the shadow. Then, apply it as you normally would. If your eyelids tend to get oily, consider another dusting of setting powder over your eyeshadow.

  1. Get long-lasting lash volume.

High temperatures and a hot sun can take a real toll on your mascara. Apply it in the morning and by the time you get to work, it could already be smudged. Summer is the season for waterproof mascara, like L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Waterproof Mascara The brush separates and coats each lash with its long-lasting formula, adding both length and volume. For extra drama, apply a second coat after the first layer dries down.

  1. Keep your lipstick in place all day.

You start a summer day with a fresh coat of lipstick, and within an hour or so, it’s already migrating outside of your lip line. You might be tempted to forgo a bright pout for the rest of summer, but you can avoid this frustration by switching to the best long-lasting lipstick, and that would be a liquid formula. Try L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick with bold colour and 24 hours of wear, and then ace that application so it doesn’t budge. Choose a lip liner that matches your liquid lipstick and trace your pout. Bring it down onto your lips, too, to create a base for your lipstick. Then, starting with the outer corners of your lower lip and working inward, fill in your lips. For your top lip, start with your Cupid’s bow and work inward. Blot the lipstick slightly, and then apply one more coat for colour that won’t move or fade.

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