We Want Your Summer Melty-Face-Proof Makeup Tips (Hair, Too, Please!)
Um, why isn’t her makeup running?
The answer to that question isn’t fair (waterproof mascara and liner, obviously). This has been on my mind lately because last week, when it was really hot and gross in New York, my pal and colleague Diana came up to me and said: “As I was sweating off my makeup on the subway platform, it got me thinking: What do experts do? Do you wait to put on makeup at work? Are there tricks? We should do a post about it!”
In this case, we = Prevention.com, where we both work. It was a great idea, so our beauty editor Nina put together this list of fun tips from readers and editors about how they battle melty-makeup face when it’s gross out. They were really fun to read (check them out, seriously) and there were a bunch of natural solutions in there too, including from moi. Here’s what I had to say:
“When it’s super hot, I prefer to use loose minerals set with an organic spray-on face toner. This evens out my skin without looking cakey or adding extra moisture, and it stays put for hours even when I’m sweaty. Also, be sure to keep blotting papers on hand. I love these from Tatcha because they don’t smudge my makeup. Finally, since I wear organic makeup for the most part—which means it isn’t waterproof—I don’t line my undereyes until I get to work.” —Siobhan O’Connor, Deputy Editor
As for hair, I’m all about the washing my hair backwards thing right now, using Acure. I forgo leaveins, and airdry whenever possible. Seems to be working.
But back to makeup: One thing about naturals, we all know, is that by and large they perform differently and they wear and feel distinct from conventional makeup. As these things go, I’m no real pro on the difference, because I never really wore makeup before we wrote the book, mascara and concealer-on-zits excepted. Now I love makeup! But without a sweet silicone-based primer and waterproof mascara, I’m sort of at a loss.
The obvious answer to this is: “Don’t wear a lot of makeup when it’s hot out”—but what if you want to? Or you have a job interview? Or you have a monster on your chin? What then?
Please, share your tips in the comments.