Wednesday, July 17, 2013


You know that feeling when you can feel the sweat {a.k.a your makeup} dripping down your forehead and all you can think of is "oh no, I think my makeup is running down my face"? I am not one to wear a lot of foundation but even when I wear a tinted moisturizer that is always a fear of mine, especially in the summer months.

It is important to adjust your makeup routine in the warmer months to prevent your foundation and makeup from running down your face. Here are some key tips to a melt proof makeup:

{1} Start With a Face & Eyeshadow Primer
Always prep and prime your face before applying your foundation or tinted moisturizer. It's best to find a primer that has silicone in it, as this will act as a barrier between your skin and the humidity. Using an eyeshadow primer is key to prevent your eyeshadow from creasing and oxidizing.

**If you are one that doesn't like to wear a primer like myself, then make sure you apply a waterproof SPF instead. This acts like a primer and you're SPF protected.. 

{2} Silicone Based Foundation and/or with SPF
There are a lot of foundations on the market, but if you want to skip the face primer or maybe you want even more protection, then find a foundation that has a built in primer and perhaps an SPF. These foundations are the longest wearing and hold up better on the skin.

{3} Waterproof Concealer
Using a waterproof concealer is key in preventing it from wearing off throughout the day when in extreme heats. It's also a good idea to use a concealer with an SPF built in as well.

{4} Water Proof Mascara and Liner
Even if you commute to work, going to a wedding or perhaps you're doing some outdoor activities in the sun, it's best to use a waterproof mascara and liner. This will prevent your mascara from transferring to your under eye area or your liner from smudging and running into the corners of your eyes. No one wants to look like a raccoon, period!

{5} Cream Shadows and Blushes/Bronzers
Try a cream based shadow and blush/ bronzer instead of powder. Cream products give you that nice dewy/glow appearance and it wont get cakey either! BUT, like I mentioned above, if you apply an eye shadow primer than a powder shadow is fine.

**Another great option to have in your purse throughout the day is blotting papers to absorb any oils that are on the skin. Applying powder after powder is just going to make you look cakey and that is never a cute look.

Do you have any melt proof tips? Leave it in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading and all of your kind comments that you all leave, it truly makes my day. xo!!


  1. Beautiful sweet picture of you.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Oh yes, a primer is key! I also use a mineral veil over my foundation and an eyeshadow primer potion from Urban Decay! Thanks for the tips!

  3. Great tips. I've really been loving the Maybelline BB Cream this summer, it's super light weight and just the right amount of coverage!


  4. Thank you for the tips! Really helpful with this heat wave we have going on the east coast!

  5. Very nice tips! I find it very helpful to set my foundation with a powder, especially in the summer months! I'm a new visitor to your blog and I'm happy I found it. Following :) xo

  6. Great tips! I'm all about eyeshadow primers! My favorite is the Chanel one. It works wonders, and I've tried many brands so far.

  7. Great make-up tips and you look lovely! :-)

    At the moment I'm trying to use cruelty-free product :-)

    Have a nice day


    Piera Anastasia

  8. these beauty tips are great for us here in Texas! It's too hot!!

    The Style Scribe

  9. I rarely wear foundation in the summer or much make-up at all for fear of it running all over my face! But one trick I do have when wearing it, is to spray my face with hair really helps to set the make-up!


    Runway Chef

  10. hey hun
    I just found your blog and I totally love it!
    it looks really nice and the content is very good!
    You can always check my blog and follow if you like it!
    xoxo from Greece


  11. This beauty look is so gorgeous! All those items seem to work really well.

    xo, Meera |
    twitter + instagram: @meeranavlakha

  12. Cool tips, i hate when i feel my skin and the make up melting in my face ewwww

  13. Great tips!!


  14. Thank you for the tips - unfortunately I can't use silicon based foundations because they make my skin break out.
    Have a nice day doll!
    (¯`·._.·Nymphashion FB·._.·´¯)

  15. Haha yeah, I know that feeling and I hate it! Thanks for your key tips, I'll try them ;)

    Lace the Life

  16. Wow your blog is simply stunning :) I just found it and I love it!
    Your posts are great and super stylish.
    I was thinking we could maybe follow each other? Let me know what you think x

  17. Oh really cool tips!
    Beautiful hair!

  18. Great post! Very informative! I hate when I feel my makeup literally slipping off my face!

  19. Great tip about cream shadow! I didn't know that it held up better in the heat!

  20. Love your hair here, it's so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tips though, it's SO hot right now anything is helpful to now have your make up melting off your face ha ha. I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  21. I use primers and also waterproof mascara ;) great tips ! Kisses

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  23. Haha! I was just thinking about this today at the bus stop. 90 degrees is where I start to get very nervous about my makeup running... These are some great tips, though!

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  25. great inspiration! love the pic, some really great products you have featured here
    the primer does wonders!

    thanks for sharing!

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    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)

    let me know!


  26. great post!! you are very pretty!! love the make up tips!! visit my blog too and let me know if you would like to follow each other :)

  27. Great blog you have some really good content! I would really appreciate it if you could stop by my blog and if you like it please follow on Gfc and I will do the same x

  28. thanks for the tips! its been so hot out here in NYC...hard to keep it together!


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