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BEAUTY STATION! Face melt no more

8 essential sweat-proof makeup products that are long-lasting and won’t melt in hot and humid weather.

BEAUTY STATION! Face melt no more

Instep Desk

When the sun shines bright and temperatures rise, our makeup starts melting off our faces and by midday our foundation has an unwanted shine; not to forget smudged eyeliner and mascara. Sweat and makeup just don’t go together but if you’re actually prepared for it with the right makeup and skincare products then surely your makeup won’t budge in the hottest of weathers.

From face-saving primers to eyeliners that promise not to smudge all day long, there is a multitude of sweat-proof beauty products that promise amazing results.

Here are 8 of the best sweat-proof beauty products that really last.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF 15

fashion_5Moisturizing is the key! What many women don’t know and tend to ignore is moisturizing the skin. Despite what you might think, a moisturizer with SPF is essential all year long. Skip it, and your skin can produce even more oil to compensate for the dryness – exactly what you’re trying to avoid when the weather is hot and humid. Since grease breaks down makeup, use Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel SPF 15, an oil-free moisturizer as your base and then go ahead with the rest of your makeup routine.

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Protection SPF 50

fashion_3Prep up with a primer. A great primer not only makes your foundation last longer but keeps shine in check as well. The Primer Plus Protection by Bobbi Brown is a lightweight formula that offers non-greasy broad-spectrum sun protection as well as keeping your makeup in place all day long.

Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

fashion_4Go for a sweat-resistant foundation. The fact is that not all foundations are designed to withstand a sweaty day. However, Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is one formula that is both hydrating and sweat-proof. It doesn’t oxidize and turn a weird grey shade on your skin. The best part is that it’s available in 40 shades and one application lasts 24 hours.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

fashion_2Want to up your foundation’s longevity and have flawless coverage? Then dampen your makeup sponge with Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray instead of water and use it to blend out your concealer and foundation.

Huda Beauty’s Easy Bake Loose Powder

fashion_8Let’s dust it with powder – the final step in your melt-proof foundation routine. A finely milled, translucent formula is best in warmer weather, since tinted ones can look cakey. Huda Beauty’s Easy Bake Loose Powder absorbs shine and keeps makeup in place. Also it is perfect for ‘baking’ – a process of applying powder, letting it set and then dusting the residue off – if you want a long-lasting result. Focus the attention on the areas that tend to be most oily, which is usually your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner

fashion_6No more liner smudges. Unfortunately, sweaty, oily eyelids are a real thing, resulting in smudged eyeliner. With its waterproof formula, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen draws thin and thick lines ideal for accentuating the lash line or building a bolder look. Not to forget it is long-lasting as well.

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara

fashion_9Smeared eye makeup sounds disastrous, doesn’t it? So why even test your luck with a non-waterproof mascara this season. Invest in CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara, a cult-favourite drugstore formula, which does not budge no matter what and stands up to heat and humidity. Don’t worry it comes off easily with your favorite eye makeup remover.

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

This lip colour doesn’t wear off throughout the day plus it won’t dry out your lips while you’re wearing it. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink is easy to apply and comes in a variety of shades perfect for every skin complexion.


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