Melt-Proof Makeup

By on April 23, 2010, in Beauty Knowledge Center, Cosmetics

One of the trickiest things about looking pretty as the thermostat peaks, is keeping your makeup in place. Raccoon eyes, oil slicks and melted lips aren’t flattering on anyone! So here are simple solutions for keeping the sliding, slipping and creasing at bay.

For Face

  • In general, keep makeup to a minimum. The more you put on, the more there is to slide off.
  • Try an all-in-one sunscreen, moisturizer and oil-free foundation like Perricone MD Tinted Moisturizer, which not only protects against free radical damage but hydrates and evens skintone as well.
  • If you need less coverage, try a pressed multi-tasking mineral makeup like Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15. The lightweight formula won’t look cakey or heavy, and it the ultra-fine texture won’t settle into fine lines.
  • Top off your foundation with a dusting of loose translucent powder to help set makeup and absorb oil throughout the day.
  • For spot coverage, try a creamy wand concealer, as the pots and heavier stick versions tend to be too thick to weather the summer sun.
  • If you get oily throughout the day, use blotting papers (or even a single layer of facial tissue) to blot away oil. Layering on more powder or foundation will only leave you with a cakey, greasy mess.


For Eyes

  • The first step is applying a color-holding eye shadow base to your entire lid. If you don’t have one, a light dusting of loose powder can have a similar affect.
  • Layer neutral-toned powder eye shadow over a cream formula. The layering makes the shadow last longer while the light colors will be less visible if they do start to crease. Popular summer colors are bronze, beige, pastel pink, pastel green or taupe. Blend the cream all the way up to the brow bone, then apply the powder shadow all over the lid.
  • Some ingredients in eye pencils can melt from body heat, so look for a long-lasting, water-resistant formula like Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencils. You can also transform powder eye shadow into liner. First dip a small, slanted brush in Paula Dorf’s Transformer, then run it through a powder shadow and apply.
  • Use waterproof mascara to keep it from running as the temperature rises.

For Lips

  • One of the easiest ways to lighten lips up for summer is to switch your heavy lipsticks for a tinted lip balm, as really shiny glosses tend to melt.
  • Lip stains are another great way to get more color impact without the heaviness of lipstick and they really have staying power.
  • If you want to wear lipstick, first dust lips with a dose of loose powder, which will give the color something to adhere to.
  • Jan

    My comment was excluded (disappeared) because it said I submitted it twice. Now I don’t know if you re-
    ceived my question and call for help at all. Here
    I go again with the question: My eyebrows used to be medium brown, now they are gray with a stray white hair now and then. They are also thin. What
    could I use to fill them in? I can’t imagine that
    they will look good filled in by me. 2nd issue: They They are curved, needing an arch. They are too
    thin to pluck into an arch. Do you think I need a
    professional and where would I find one that knows
    what they are doing? Thanks. Jan

  • Jan

    My eyebrows are mostly gray now with a stray white one here and there. They need to be filled in as well
    what color of pencil,liquid, or dye could I now us
    use? The second problem is that my eyebrows need
    more of an arch and a shape though they are too
    think to pluck into a shape. What do you recommed
    to solve both of these problems? It seems like
    I’ll need a professional to help with this. Any
    ideas where to find such a person?


  • Soft Surroundings


    We no longer carry the Pur Minerals make-up, but we do now offer Sue Devitt’s Hydrating Minerals Pressed Powder. This product has received a 5-star rating from one reviewer already.

    Unfortunately we no longer offer Dr. Perricone’s Tinted Moisturizer, however we still offer the popular No Foundation Foundation, also from Dr. Perricone. This foundation offers sheer coverage with anti-aging benefits and has an SPF of 30. As you will see from the product reviews, this is a customer favorite.

    Please let us know if you need additional product guidance – we are glad to help.

    Soft Surroundings

  • patricia

    tips on what to use to avoid melt proof make up

  • patricia

    whire would i find the mineral powder.and perricone MD Tinted make up just run in the heat..

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