By Allison Smith
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Here’s how to apply makeup that can withstand the heat.
Start with a primer. I’m loving the Milk Makeup Blur Stick, $36 at Sephora, which serves up the wondrous one-two punch of magically making all of my wrinkles less noticeable and making my makeup last longer, even in the heat.
Layer products to make them last. I love starting with a cream blush (try the Stila Convertible Color in Petunia, $25 at Sephora) and setting it with a powder blush (try the Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink, $2.99 at drugstores). Not only will the color be more intense, it will last all day. You can do the same with bronzer: Layer Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer, $28 at Sephora, under Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, $29 at Sephora, for a faux glow.
These days I’m using three setting sprays. I start with e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set, $3 at drugstores, which moisturizes and helps flatten all the layers of makeup for a more realistic look. Once that has dried, I spray on NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray, $7.99 at drugstores, which helps extend the life of your look and keeps things from getting shiny. Last, I spray on Milk Makeup Blur Spray, $38 at Sephora, which mattifies, sets my makeup look and reduces the look of pores.
While I’m on the go in the heat, I like to keep two products on hand: Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water, $9 on Amazon, and Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder, $3.99 at Ulta. The Eau Thermale sprays mist and refreshes without disturbing the makeup below. And if I do get shiny, the powder instantly fixes that.