Melt-free Makeup

It’s sunny, humid, and hot.  Your makeup starts to melt and run down your face.  How to keep your makeup intact?  There are a few tricks that pro makeup artists use to ensure long-lasting makeup even under the most extreme temperatures.

Use a mattifying product to prevent the skin from looking shiny.  Then, ditch the heavy foundation and powder.  Instead, look for a water-resistant moisturizer.  Or, opt for an oil free moisturizer with SPF.  If more coverage is desired, add a light, silicone-based foundation; silicone is melt-proof and water resistant. Since the silicone makeup won’t move, the face will not require any set powder, and the skin will retain its dewy glow.

As for the eye makeup, we all know about waterproof mascaras.  However, now waterproof eyeliners are available as well; several liner pencils contain a silicone-derivative so that the liner won’t fade.   

If there is makeup added to the eyebrows, use a mousse or pomade for staying powder.  

For the lips, a lip pencil that contains a silicone-derivative, as well as a highly pigmented liquid lip product will ensure that the lips will stay intact throughout the hot day.

You may also choose to add an alcohol-based setting spray over your foundation/powder as well.

A recommended list of products, all of which can be found at the Make Up First® Pro Shop:

Mattifying Product: Mehron Touch Up Anti-Shine Gel

Prep: Embryolisse Hydra-Mat (or Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 30, available in-store only)

Face: FACE atelier Foundation, Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer (use as a concealer, or sheer it out with your moisturizer for a custom foundation).

Eyes + Brows: INGLOT AMC Gel Eyeliner (available in a variety of colors - perfect for Summer), Anastasia Dipbrow® Pomade

Lips: OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils, OCC Lip Tar

Seal the deal: Try Cinema Secrets Super Sealer Mattifying Spray, lock in your look with this all-in-one makeup primer and setting spray.  The lightweight anti-shine formula can be used under and/or over makeup to lock powders, liquids, and creams into place.  Perfect for high humidity climates.

For questions on products or upcoming classes, please email or call Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry 312-621-0801.