You’ve just spent your time meticulously applying your eyebrows and foundation, but the second you step outside, you feel your whole beat melting off your face in the blazing summer heat. This is an all too common problem in the sweltering summer months. Follow these tips for a look that is not only sure to stick, but also won’t leave your skin feeling weighed down from that humid summer air.

Start with a solid base.

To ensure your makeup will hold its own you have to have a solid base. The first step is to put on sunscreen. After ensuring your skin is protected from the sun’s harsh rays, find a primer to prevent your makeup from melting. The makeup you apply after will stay on your face, with these first steps.

Try a lighter routine.

Although there is nothing wrong with doing a full face, try finding lighter products for the hot summer months. Try using a B.B. cream that combines multiple products to save you from having to wear multiple layers of makeup. This allows your skin to not feel weighed down and breathe while dealing with the temperature.

Opt for waterproof.

Summer is the perfect time to break out the waterproof eyeliners and mascaras. There is nothing worse than having the corners of your wings drip down your face from the humidity. Using waterproof products means no more running makeup or constant bathroom trips for re-applying.

Ready, set, no sweat.

The final step to make sure your face will stay beat is to set your makeup. After you’ve got your look complete, use a translucent powder or setting spray. Once set, you can go about your day without the stress of losing your perfect arches, or having your foundation sweat off. This is the key to keeping that fresh, fabulous makeup, no matter how high the temperature rises.

Featured image by Kara Graves 

Fashion and coffee enthusiast. When Kassidy isn’t out exploring new coffee shops and museums in NYC, she can be found writing about everything fashion related.