Melt proof makeup! Beauty picks for sweaty girls

During the heat of summer, keeping makeup in place can be a challenge. With endless sun and humidity, what’s a girl to do? Before you give up on makeup all together, follow these simple steps to stop your makeup from melting off in the summer sun without breaking your budget. 

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    Moisturize and protect

    Switch out heavier foundations for a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. These products will be more likely to outlast sweat because of their light liquid consistency – no caking here.

    Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream, $10, 

    Sonia Kashuk Radiant Moisturizer, $14,

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    Lighten up

    Similar to switching your foundation, use lighter-weight concealers to cover your blemishes. Concealers are typically suffocating, so it is important to pick a lighter one for days when the sun beats down so your skin can breathe.


    Stila Brighten and Correct Concealer, $12, 

    CoverGirl Fresh Complexion Concealer, $6,

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    Make it last

    Eye shadow primer really comes in handy during the summer when humid air and sweating hairlines can make eye shadow disappear. Pick a good primer and it won’t budge all day.

    Too Faced Shadow Insurance Champagne Eye Shadow Primer, $20,

    NYX Eye Shadow Base, $7,

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    Bright eyes

    Lighter colors work best for eyes in the summer. Smudging will be less noticeable - if the hot day does get the better of you, you won’t have raccoon eyes by the end of it.

    Studio Secrets Professional Eye Shadow Duos, $6,

    Baked Eyeshadow, $3,

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    Waterproof mascara is also sweat-proof. This stuff will stay on your lashes no matter what summer hijinks you get up to.

    Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies WP Spoon Brush Waterproof Mascara, $7,

    LashBlast Length Water Resistant Mascara, $6,

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    Throughout the day, carry blotting papers with you to absorb excess sweat without ruining your makeup. A couple dabs here and there can keep your skin looking fresh all day.

    Neutrogena Deep Clean Shine-Control Long-Last Blotting Sheets, $6, 

    Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5,


by Bracken Woolley | 2/1/2016
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