You spend so much time creating the perfect makeup look – the last thing you need is for it to slip and slide down your face before lunch. With the heat and humidity of the region, your face needs all the help it can get to keep your makeup looking freshly applied. Here are our 8 easy tricks for preventing a makeup meltdown:
1. Don’t apply makeup straight from the shower
Your skin is still hot and flushed after that morning shower, so wait 10 minutes for your skin to cool down a bit before you start applying your makeup.
2. Choose a lightweight sunscreen
Sunscreen goes on after moisturiser and before makeup. Choose a lightweight, mattifying sunscreen that won’t interfere with your makeup, while still protecting you from UV rays.
Our pick: Clarins UV+ SPF50 Multi-Protection Sunscreen
3. Wear the right primer for your skin
Primer creates a smooth canvas for makeup, while also helping it last longer and masking issues like oiliness. Find your perfect primer here.
4. Use powder not cream makeup
Cream makeup might be super easy to apply, but it’s also super quick to slide off. Stick to a light dusting of powder eyeshadow and blusher for a hint of colour.
Our pick: Huda Beauty Obsessions eye shadow palette
5. Stick to waterproof mascara
Are you a small furry animal that eats trash? No? Then don’t sport raccoon eyes. A few lashings of waterproof mascara will help prevent smudges throughout the day.
Our pick: Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express waterproof mascara
6. Wear lip stain instead of lipstick
Lip stain wears more naturally on the lip, instead of sitting on top like a thick layer of lipstick just waiting to slide off.
Our pick: Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture liquid matte lip stain
7. Spritz that setting spray
Before you leave the house, spritz on setting spray to help set your makeup and prevent it from sliding off or fading away.
Our pick: Urban Decay De-Slick complexion setting spray
8. Keep blotting sheets in your handbag
Dab a blotting sheet over your T-zone throughout the day to help absorb oil and keep shine at bay. Less oil on the skin means less makeup meltdown.
Our pick: NYX Professional Makeup matte blotting paper