Beautiful black woman at the beach in Australia enjoying the sunset and relaxing outdoors
Beautiful black woman at the beach in Australia enjoying the sunset and relaxing outdoors

Sweat can wreak havoc with your make-up on a hot day. Much like your wardrobe you’ll need to choose make-up that’ll keep you looking fresh when it hots up. Follow these sizzling tips to make sure that you avoid a make-up melt down.

1. Always Remember to Prime

The thought of going completely makeup free might fill you with dread but with a little bit of prep you needn't have to. Primer may not be a beauty bag essential other times of the year but will help create a smooth base and stop your make-up slipping in the heat. Apply the primer after moisturising and before applying your make-up. 

2. Minimise the Morning Routine

To avoid clogging pores keep your pre–make-up regime minimal, less is definitely more! Using a cleanser and a light moisturiser will be enough. Remember to check that your moisturiser contains SPF, if not finish off with a sunscreen.

3. Light, Bright Make-up

Whilst you are keeping skincare light it is worth considering lighter make-up too. Opt for a sheer formula as this will allow your skin to breath. If you feel this isn’t providing enough coverage use a concealer or a thin layer of tinted moisturiser over the top.

If you fancy adding a touch of colour pick one area to accentuate and go bold!

4. Make it Waterproof

Waterproof mascaras can be a God send in the heat as moisture can cause mascara to run. Panda eyes are not a good look! If you prefer to use your normal mascara apply a top coat of waterproof mascara to help increase its staying power.

5. Go Gloss

During warmer weather it makes sense to put your lipstick to one side in favour of lip gloss. These are lighter and won’t rub off at the first sign of moisture. Lip gloss is also easier to reapply during the day while out and about. If you want to go for a traditional summer look choose pink or peach shades or if you are feeling more daring opt for a tangerine or grape colour.

6. Keep Oily Skin at Bay

Heat increases the production of sebum so can make oily skin oilier than usual. If you want to avoid too much shine and maintain a sun- kissed glow pop some blotting papers in your bag. These handy sheets will absorb sweat and oil from your skin without the need to retouch your makeup.