It’s Brisbane, it’s summer and that can only mean one thing: makeup melting down your face because it’s 35 degrees and 90 percent humidity! It’s not all bad news though, you don’t have to look like you’ve run a marathon every time you run for the bus. There are some amazingly genius products out there guaranteed to keep your makeup right where it belongs, on your beautiful face.

Prime

A good primer will get you from 9 to 5 looking as fresh as the moment you applied your makeup. A silicone-based foundation like the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer will work best as the silicone will not only promote wear time but will also act as a barrier between your skin and the heat. An eyeshadow primer is also a good idea. The Urban Decay Primer Potion is a cult hit not only because it makes colours really pop but also because it means your shadows will stay on your eyelids for longer.

Base

Meghan Trainor had it right when she said that it’s all about that base. The Holy Grail of all long-wearing foundations is the Estée Lauder Double Wear and with good reason too. This stuff will not budge, even under extreme conditions and it has a beautiful, oil-free velvety finish too, it doesn’t feel like it’s a long-wearing foundation but trust me, it works. If you don’t want to commit without testing, Estée Lauder counters will usually provide you will a sample of Double Wear to test out, completely free of charge.

Tint it

Tinted products are your friends when it comes to sweat-proofing your look. Tints like Benefit’s Benetint provide a splash of colour while still being lightweight. A tint will also be easier to blend into your skin and less likely to drip right off when you sweat (because you will!). Creams

Waterproof it

A good waterproof mascara will mean that even in the face of severe humidity, you still look fresh and flawless. For a look that will give your sweat protection but still leave you with gorgeous looking lashes try Rimmel’s Wonder’full Waterproof Mascara with Argan Oil.

Lock it in

The final step to sweat-proofing your look is by spritzing with a setting spray. Different setting sprays give different finishes but for a spray that will lock in your look and keep it there all day long, try the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray. It’ll keep you looking fresh and sweat-free all day.

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