There is nothing worse than stepping out of your house with a full face of makeup and having it melt away in just a couple of hours! It can especially be challenging to make sure your makeup does not end up on your neck or the shirt collar in the summer. Humidity, constant sweating and oily skin can break down the layers of your makeup and melt it through the course of the day. Smoky eyes can turn into racoon eyes and foundation can start to splotchy - both of which are so not cute!

Here are 5 simple tips to stop your makeup from melting in summer.

 

Tone down the drama

Tone down the drama

Let’s start with the easiest one. Start your summer by going through your makeup bag and removing all the heavy-duty products. Stick to around 5 essentials to wear during hot, sweaty days. Chances of drippage increase the more you stack on. So, go minimal!

 

Find alternatives for foundation

Find alternatives for foundation

Foundations have a lighter texture and can easily melt off when it gets hot. Steer clear of them in summer altogether and instead switch with similar alternatives. For instance, you can dot a CC cream like the Lakme 9 to 5 Complexion Care Face CC Cream all over your face and blend with a sponge for a seamless appearance.

 

Go for long wear options

Go for long wear options

It is essential to set your daytime products from evening wear picks in the summer. Focus on long-wear options during the day since they are much better at taking on external factors like humidity and sweat and sticking by your side.

 

Never skip the primer

Never skip the primer

A primer is godsent for makeup lovers. It helps lock the makeup in place and makes it last long day long. So always apply a primer before going in with any makeup product to keep it from melting.

 

Set it good!

Set it good!

Make it a habit to set your makeup. Setting sprays help seal your makeup and the really good ones remain untouched by any amount of sweat or grease. They also keep your skin hydrated and moisturised all day.

 

Pro tip: Keep blotting papers handy

Pro tip: Keep blotting papers handy

One of the reasons why your makeup ends up on your sleeve in the summer is because you tend to wipe away sweat and oil from your face. Keep a stack of blotting papers in your bag to dab away rather than wipe or load up with powder.