6 Summer Makeup Tricks to Beat the Heat

There are so many things to love about summer makeup. It’s the season of coral lipstick, dewy skin, a bronzed glow, and – if you dare – a flick of jewel-toned eyeliner. The only (small) downfall? Rising temperatures can cause a makeup meltdown, leaving you with oily skin, fading foundation and creased eyeshadow. The good news is, we’ve got you covered with all the summer makeup tricks you need. Keep scrolling to beat the heat and stay looking flawless all season long…

1. Ace Your Base

Make your primer work harder. It’s famous for locking your makeup down for longer, but did you know it can double up as the perfect skincare solution, too? Our skin tends to be oilier in summer, but the right base will help you control shine, keeping your t-zone smooth and matte in the face of rising temperatures. Our pick is Miracle Prep Pore Minimising & Mattifying Primer, which tempers oily pores with a triple oil-absorbing powder complex that makes your skin feel ultra-velvety.

Model wearing glowy summer makeup look and coral lipstick
Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation

2. Wear Light Layers

When it comes to foundation, you want to keep it light and luminous. Think, ultra-glowy and buildable, so you can customise your coverage. Miracle Touch Foundation is the dream, as it comes with a blending sponge that lets you keep your base sheer. Simply dampen the sponge first, dip it in the foundation and blend from the centre of your face outwards.

3. Love Your Lips

While your skin may be oilier in summer, your lips actually tend to be a little drier. Blame it on the constant changes in temperature, from the heat outside to the aircon indoors. We’ve got a quick fix, though: buff Miracle Prep Lip Scrub into your lips, massaging it in circular motions, so the scrub can smooth the skin while the coconut oil hydrates.

Close-up of lips with Max Factor Miracle Prep Lip Scrub on
Max Factor Crème Bronzer

4. Boost the Bronze

The healthiest tan is a faux tan, and Crème Bronzer makes it so easy to achieve. The baked, multi-tonal minerals veil skin in a believable bronze glow, and the silky formula blends like a dream. To keep it natural-looking, start by sweeping the bronzer from the cheeks up to the temples in a ‘C’ shape, then trace colour along the hairline, jawline and down the sides of the nose.

5. Curb the Crease

Is your eyeshadow prone to creasing? It’s even more likely to move in summer, which is why an eyelid primer is an absolute must for your hot-weather beauty bag. Try Miracle Prep Eyeshadow Primer, which not only keeps your pigment in place, but also helps it glide on smoothly. Bonus: if you blend from the lash line to the crease, it’ll keep your eyeliner locked down, too.

Model applying Miracle Prep Eyeshadow Primer
Model applying Miracle Prep Eyeshadow Primer

6. Soothe Your Skin

Avoid makeup meltdown and refresh skin in one with a cooling setting spray. We love All Day Setting Spray, which keeps your foundation – no matter how hot it gets – and soothes your complexion with cucumber extra. Mist on after prepping your base, then keep to hand for touch-ups throughout the day.

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