It’s scorching outside, which means sweat! Unless you’re wearing waterproof makeup (and that isn’t a guarantee against the blazing sun) your makeup is running.
Here are a few tips to keep your makeup intact.
Use less makeup
If you must, keep it as simple as possible. In her Harper’s Bazaar interview, Kenyan star Lupita said that the secret to flawless makeup, especially during the hot and dry season, is to keep it as simple as possible. If you would normally use 7 products reduce it to the bare essentials which means there’s less makeup to lose.
Hot weather and powder do not mix. Powder will cling to your face, block your pores and will give the clear impression that you recently lost the battle with a sandstorm.
Use tinted moisturiser or B.B cream
If you can bare to go without makeup, try using a tinted moisturiser or B.B (Beauty Balm) cream instead. These two work almost the same as a foundation, by offering coverage while being less heavy. It is also a great way to achieve a simple, flawless makeup look. Just make sure the two contain some form of sunscreen or apply your sunscreen first before layering with the tinted moisturiser.
Prime your eyeliner
To prevent your eyeliner from running, use an eye primer which will help lock your mascara in place. Your other alternative is to use heavy-duty water-proof mascara, the kind that would survive a rainstorm.
Used by performers worldwide (yes, Beyonce comes to mind) setting spray is one of those products that seems extra but comes in handy when it comes to keeping your makeup in place. Setting spray is a mist that literally seals makeup into place so well that it requires several washes to get it off.
I mean have you ever wondered how Beyonce maintains her makeup while performing vigorously? Now you know.