As much as I love the hot weather, it sadly comes with a few downsides. Hanging out at a theme park, hosting an awesome backyard bash or spending all day at an outdoor festival is great fun, but not when your makeup starts to break up and melt away before your eyes. Getting your makeup to stay put during hot summer days can be a real chore, but I have a few favourite products that I found help prevent any makeup meltdowns.
The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick
If you have areas on your face that you are wanting to smooth or have pores that you want to fill in, the Pore Vanishing Stick is a fantastic option. A few swipes of this over your problem area and this product goes right to work on mattifying and smoothing it out. Not only that, but any product you put on top of this stays put and doesn’t budge. I received a sample size of this and I am all set to purchase the full size when this runs out – it’s amazing!
MAC Prolongwear Concealer
I have expressed my love for the MAC Prolongwear Concealer too many times to count and have recommended it so many people who are looking for a concealer that will stay put. The formula is high coverage, waterproof, works great for the undereye area and doesn’t settle into any fine lines. You can wear this on a hot summer day and not worry about it sweating off!
Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara Waterproof
I raved about this Guerlain mascara back in April (review), and I am still head over heels in love. This volumizing, lengthening and curling mascara is what dreams are made of, and the fact that it’s waterproof makes me love it that much more. Long gone are the days are mascara flakes and smudging throughout the day, and instead, a long-wearing ultra-black mascara that delivers on all it’s promises!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams
If you are looking for an affordable drugstore/high street lipstick that will stay put on your lips for hours, then the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are ones to look into. These lip creams have a lovely mousse texture to them that glides over the lips easily and gives a soft matte finish. They are also quite comfortable to wear, so if you’re a lover of the matte lipstick trend like I am, then these are a must.
Urban Decay All Night Setting Spray
I’m sure your not surprised to see this on the list, are you? When I want my makeup to stay put throughout the day or night, this is my go to. It locks all of your liquid, cream or powder products in place and keeps them from fading or melting off. Urban Decay also has a few different kinds of sprays that are worth checking out as well!
What are your favourite long-wearing makeup items?