5 tips to sweat-proof your makeup

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Monsoon season is upon us, bringing up the humidity levels. Keep your contour from melting off your face with these sweat-proof makeup tips

Monsoon season is upon us, and with the rains come the humidity that threatens to wreak havoc on our faces. Keep your makeup from melting off your face with these sweat-proofing tips.

1. Use a makeup setting spray

Before and after applying makeup, spritz your face with a setting spray to prevent your hard work from smudging and melting off.

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Nyx Matte Finish Setting Spray; Clarins Fix’ Makeup Setting Spray; L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist

2. Prime

This is one essential step that can make all your makeup long-wear. After cleansing, toning, and moisturising, prime your skin with a matte finish, which lasts longer without a greasy finish.

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3. Line them lips

To keep your lip color from bleeding, line your lips first before applying your lipstick. To make your lips look matte, you can dab translucent powder on top of your lipstick. This also makes your lip color last longer.

Photo: Be Beautiful on YouTube

Photo: Be Beautiful on YouTube

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4. Avoid heavy makeup

With humid weather, layers and layers of heavy makeup that could potentially melt down your face is a no-no. Less is more, so go for pigmented makeup. Use a waterproof mascara, and opt for lighter, fresh colors.

Photo: Public Domain Pictures

Photo: Public Domain Pictures

5. Choose powders

Powder makeup usually lasts longer than their cream or liquid counterparts. They make-up also tends to crease less. You could, however, opt for a tint or a cream for your blush as they look more natural and blend easier.

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Photo: Pixabay

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