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21 Easy Makeup Tips For When It's Hot As Balls Outside

A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody—unless they were wearing foundation.

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1. Spritz your face with makeup setting spray before and after applying makeup to keep it from melting off.


2. Rub face primer onto your forehead and nose to keep it from getting shiny throughout the day.

In a pinch, you can pick up Monistat anti-chafing gel ($6)—beauty bloggers love how it mattifies the skin and helps your makeup last longer.

3. And dab primer on your lids before applying any eyeshadow to keep it from looking creasy.

If you can, opt for powder-based shadows in natural tones instead of cream ones, especially if you have oily lids

6. To make your eyes look bigger without layering on eyeshadow, apply a nude eye pencil to your bottom waterline.

In case you're all like "WTF is a waterline?", it's the inner rim of your eyelid. To get the look in this video, try Benefit's Eye Bright ($20).


7. If you use liquid foundation, apply it in criss-cross strokes to keep it from looking streaky when you sweat.

9. Blot your face with an oil absorbing sheet after using a BB cream.

BB creams tend to leave the skin looking a little shiny. To get rid of shine without applying powder (in case you're trying to keep your skin super light), gently blot the skin with a sheet. Get them from Amazon for $5.


12. Or forgo lipstick altogether and enhance your lips by applying a balm and dabbing a little highlighter at the center of your top lip.

It’s also called the “Cupid’s bow,” and you’ll need a pinhead-sized amount of concealer for this part. This will create a goddess-like glow that emanates from the center of your lips.

13. If you want eyeliner that stays put, use a 24-hour waterproof GEL eyeliner.

It won't smudge as easily as a pencil and you don't have to worry about the raccoon eyes you might get with using eyeshadow. Try the 24-hour Sephora brand liner for $5.

15. Or use a liquid blush like Rimmel Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint ($3).

Rimmel's liquid blush requires a little more blending than usual, but that's only because the formula is rich and long-lasting. It's also a good drug store alternative for the Holy Grail of check stains, Benefit's Benetint ($30).


17. Get the dewy look with minimal makeup by just adding a bit of highlighter to your foundation.

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Swipe it on your cheeks and collarbones and you're good to go.

21. And, since less is more when it comes to summer makeup, use the most pigmented stuff you have (like anything from Make Up For Ever).

Even though Make Up For Ever's HD BLUSH Second Skin Cream Blush ($26) doesn't claim to be waterproof, it has been proven to last a very long time.


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