Lucky for you all that I happen to be a very sweaty person, so if these heat-defying beauty products work on me (which they do), you should be pretty well set.
And if you don’t mind- since I am always looking for new things to try – leave a comment sharing your personal melt-proof makeup favorite and I will pick one winner (at random, on July 6) to receive a special delivery of some of mine. Meaning you will be sweat-proof set for the dog days of summer in August. Nice. (CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED- WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.)
Do the Prep
NP Set Bronzing Pre-Foundation Primer- $29 at Target
Celebrity makeup artists never put a client under hot lights without a primer to hold makeup in place, and this one is perfect for summer because it has the perfect hint of bronze to warm up the complexion.
Illamasqua Sealing Gel- $15 at Sephora
Put a drop of this in your favorite powder eyeshadow to give it instant waterproof properties and seal it for an entire day in the sand and surf.
Garnier Fructis UV Color Shield Anti-Humidity Hairspray – $4 at drugstores
This strong holding hairspray has a UV filter to keep color radiant and shiny and hold styles in place on even the most humid of days. It is formulated with Garnier’s exclusive bamboo extract and signature Fruit Micro-Waxes- the perfect post-styling, pre-beach spritz.
Update Your Makeup Bag
Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara- $20 at Urban Decay
The special wax in the formula that creates volume also makes the product majorly adhere to lashes. It has been tested in the most extreme of conditions- including on my lashes in a Core Fusion class on a 90 degree day. It works.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Liners- $23 at Sephora
Easy to apply and in every color imaginable, these feature a hydrophobic molecule that forms a flexible film to lock water out. I have gone for a swim, taken a nap, worked out and the color hasn’t budged. Impressive.
Keep Emergency Fix Its Handy
Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks- $5.50 at www.drugstore.com
The mess-free swabs are filled with gentle, skin-conditioning eye makeup remover to erase smudges and spots in a snap (literally!) without disturbing the rest of your makeup. I always have a few stashed in my pocket.
Proactiv Oil Blotter Sheets- $11 at www.discoverproactiv.com
Made from 100% pure natural-fiber paper, these absorb excess oil to leave skin feeling fresh and clean, with a matte finish – and, with zero artificial ingredients and no talc, they won’t clog your pores.