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7 Products to Keep Your Makeup from Melting off in the Heat ...

By Lindsey

No matter where you are this summer, chances are you're experiencing this insane heat wave and desperately trying to keep your makeup from melting off in the heat. There's nothing more unattractive than greasy, shiny faces that makeup just completely slides off of. You're already hot and sticky, so you don't need the added annoyance of smeared, ruined makeup. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of some tried-and-true products to help keep your makeup from melting off in the heat:

1 Make up for Ever Mist and Fix

Make up for Ever Mist and FixOne of the best products to keep your makeup from melting off in the heat is this setting spray by Make Up For Ever. After applying all of your makeup, close your eyes and spray the product lightly over your face. Wait a few seconds before opening your eyes, and voila! Your makeup is set for 12 hours. It even gives your face a beautifully hydrated appearance instead of that sweaty, icky glow.

2 Benefit the POREfessional

Benefit the POREfessionalThe consistency of this product feels extremely cool and actually fills lines and pores, blurring out any imperfections. An added bonus? It helps keep your makeup in place all day by acting as a barrier between oily skin and your foundation.

3 Revlon ColorStay Foundation

Revlon ColorStay FoundationSpeaking of foundation, if you're in need of something that's not going to move (period!), then this is the foundation for you. It's also very affordable, so you can get high-quality makeup without breaking the bank. Apply a light amount with a foundation brush or Beauty Blender, or build on each layer if you need more coverage.

4 MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Pressed Finishing Powder

MAC Prep+Prime Transparent Pressed Finishing PowderThe last thing you want in the summertime is a cakey, ghost-like face, especially after having worked on your bronze glow. This powder by MAC leaves a flawless, translucent finish that's anything but chalky. Remember not to apply layer after layer throughout the day, and instead use blotting papers to soak up any excess oil.

5 Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow PrimerMuch like the previous face primer, eye shadow primer is the perfect artillery for a hazy, hot, and humid day. If you've ever had your eye shadow crease and slide off before your, well, eyes, then you know what I'm talking about. Place a thin layer of this primer on your eyelids and rest assured your shadow will stay put.

6 Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal MaskCharcoal masks help to draw out dirt, oil, and toxins, and are great for controlling future oil production. Apply this mask once a week and watch as your skin begins to take on a whole new (albeit lovely) appearance.

7 Stila Lip and Cheek Stain

Stila Lip and Cheek StainLip stain stays on much better than a lipstick or gloss since it seeps into the lips better. If you're looking for smear-proof color, pucker up and try this pretty lip stain.

It may seem next to impossible to beat the heat lately, but at least with products like these, you'll know that your makeup will remain in tact. Also remember that in the summer, less makeup is definitely more, especially since sweat mixed with oil and makeup in your pores can lead to breakouts. Try your best to use a light hand for less build-up and pore clogs. Do you have any tips to help your makeup stay put?

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