• In Style May  2011 24/7

 Beauty | Q&A


Q: My makeup always melts when it's hot.  How can I get it to stay put?


A: First, create some traction with an oil-free primer.  "Apply it just to shine-prone areas like your nose and forehead," says N.Y.C. makeup artist Nick Barose.  Next, try a liquid foundation (it's less likely to rub off when you sweat) and a blush with an airy texture that won't get greasy like a cream and won't streak like a powder...  To lock makeup in place, N.Y.C. artist Anthea King suggests using a setting spray.  "A few spritzes will prevent the colors from fading, " she says.  Combat midday shine by touching up with blotting papers instead of reapplying powder, which can make skin look cakey.


URBAN DECAY De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup setting spray, $29; urbandecay.com

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