1. Makeup Setting Spray
After spending half of your morning beating your face, it’s one of the worse feelings in the world to take one step out of your apartment, feel your hard work already melting off of your face, and think to yourself, “What was the point of doing my makeup when it’s just going to melt off after one minute into going outside?” Now, I’ve always been told to wear less makeup during warmer months, which I do (to an extent!). For example, apply only one, thin layer of medium cream or liquid foundation instead of layering full coverage. Nonetheless, if you’re a full-face, bold color, full-coverage type of girl, going TOO natural is simply blasphemous. A makeup setting spray is the answer to our prayers. After applying your makeup, just spray one layer on your t-zone and another layer in an “X” to have long lasting makeup throughout the scalding day. I will usually apply my Makeup Forever Mist & Fix or Urban Decay All Nighter once immediately after makeup application and again in the middle of the day!
2. Pack Your Powders Only
One important tip when packing for a hot day out is to only pack powder-based makeup products. Sure, it’s fine to lightly apply liquid or cream based products (along with setting it in translucent powder and setting spray), but for your daily commute, it’s better to leave the liquid foundation and cream concealer at home. The heat will change the quality of the product’s texture which may result in less coverage. The only exception would probably be lipstick (I will explain later). For a great translucent powder that also comes in a convenient travel size, try Makeup Forever’s HD Pressed Powder. For a powder with sun protection, try BareMineral’s Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15.