Melt Proof Makeup

Warm weather means reduced durability with makeup. Like changing your seasonal wardrobe for the hot weather, it’s time to summer-proof your makeup as well.

Sally Hansen at Stella McCartney
Sally Hansen at Stella McCartney

Warm weather means reduced durability with makeup.  Like changing your seasonal wardrobe, for the hot weather, it’s time to summer-proof your makeup as well.

1  Enhance the Foundation
Mix your regular liquid foundation with a mineral based liquid sunscreen (be careful here because this only works with pure mineral sunscreens and not chemical based ones) – equal portions work best, but for a more radiant finish mix 1 part foundation with two parts sunscreen. Apply mixture evenly across the skin – and yes it will look a little white but only for a moment – massage into the skin until there is no trace of the white finish (created from the sunscreen) – allow to set for about 10 minutes – longer if you can. Lightly dust with a transparent powder using a big open brush – this will create a flawless finish that does not look heavy.

2  Change the Eye Shadow Formula
Talc-free eye shadows wear better in humidity and are not as easily broken down by the skin. This can be either a cream formula or a mineral formula. Also the colour payoff is better. Don’t try to contour with cream eye shadow rather create washes of colour.

3  Lipstick Trick
Fill the entire lip with your favourite lip liner shaping the edge of the mouth as you go. Dab a very small amount of clear lip gloss in the centre of the bottom lip and rub the lips together to distribute the shine.


Beat the Heat Makeup
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Mineral Sunscreen

Soleil du Midi Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45,  50ml, $72. Liquid Foundation Daniel Thompson Beauty Mineral Moisturizer, 30 ml, $114;

Transparent Powder

Sisley Phyto-Poudre Libre, 12g,, $124. Cream Eyeshadow Daniel Thompson Beauty Absolute Colour, 5.75g, $37


Gucci Contouring Lip Liner, 3g, $42 . Lip Gloss Daniel Thompson Beauty Gilded Gloss, 6ml, $46.

This original beauty article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.