Today is going to be one of the hottest days the tri-state area has seen so far this year. On super hot days, I like to keep my makeup to the bare minimum. But sometimes the day calls for a full face of makeup, so here are my tips for a melt proof look that will keep you looking beautiful during a heat wave!

Prime. Before you apply your foundation, you should first apply a primer. A primer works like spackle, it fills in any skin “imperfections” you may have. This leaves your skin smooth, even, and ready for your foundation. Look for a primer with shine control and that’s oil-free. I like Avon Magix Face Perfector and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.

Foundation. Choose an oil-free mattifying foundation. These foundations help keep shine at bay and don’t clog pores. Try Mac Matchmaster Foundation or bareMinerals Matte Foundation. They both contain SPF, which is absolutely necessary in this type of weather.

Set. After applying your foundation, set it with a powder. The powder will set your look and keep your foundation in place. You could also blend in some bronzer to contour your face. The bronzer will give  your face a healthy glow, which can help tone down the matte look. I like to set my makeup with bareMinerals Mineral Veil, I also like Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder.

Extra Touches. Use a water proof mascara and eyeliner. Stay away from cream eye shadows! Bring your powder and/or blotting papers with you for touch ups. Bobbi Brown makes a good long wear eyeliner.


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