Summer Melt-Proof Makeup Tips - Guest Post By Mia Taylor

The summer is here and we are all more than ready to soak up the sun and have some fun. But we all know that dreadful feeling when our makeup starts sliding down our sweaty face or melting on our face from the heat. Well, worry not because we are here with the top tips that will help you look – and feel – fresh and stylish all summer long.

Apply a proper base

This is the most universal tip because it is applicable all year long, for every skin type and complexion, and it can be used by people who don’t wear makeup as well. Having a good primer is key for having healthy skin, as well as ensuring your makeup stays on your face the whole day. Choose a primer that fits your skin type and has a high SPF to protect and nurture your skin. During the summer, you will want to opt for the ones that are water-based, instead of oil-based, because they feel a lot lighter on the skin.


No matter how great your mascara might make your lashes look, if that thing is going to melt off at the first sight of sweat, then it’s not fit for the summer. Use waterproof mascara to make sure you don’t end the day looking like a panda, and a waterproof lip product so that it doesn’t bleed in the heat. You can also use a setting spray to help you feel a bit more relaxed about the state of your makeup on a long day. You can find tutorials online on how you can make your own setting spray. However, your safest bet will always be to just look for makeup products that are labeled waterproof, but still feel comfortable when you test them out.

Use fewer products

If you are someone who is used to wearing a lot of makeup, this might be a difficult step, but it is a great move towards embracing your natural beauty. Instead of heavy liquid foundation, try using the Nude by Nature mineral based powder foundation since it won’t feel as heavy on your face and it won’t cake up in your pores when you sweat. If you really want to use something with more coverage, use a water-based foundation or a BB cream. They will both work great and will give you a lighter feel. Instead of lipstick, try using lip stains and colored lip balms and opt for cheek stains instead of blush. If you are a fan of bronzer, use it sparingly, only applying it to the areas that the sun would normally hit – your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Don’t mistake bronzer for contour, or you will end up looking far too shiny.

Have a travel makeup kit

At the end of the day, no matter what you do, touch-ups are going to be necessary. Have a small makeup bag with items that you know you most often need: concealer, mascara, liner, lipstick and anything else you need. Your best friend in those times is a small travel package of oil blotting wipes, so stock up on those and remove the shine whenever you feel like it’s overpowering your inner glow.
Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable; and if you’ve never tried it before – try going one day without any makeup. It’s guaranteed to look the same all day long, and you will feel very liberated every time you splash your face with water because you feel too hot. No matter what your choices are, make sure you look and feel the way you want to and forget about what other people say.

Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips. Twitter | Facebook

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