Hey dolls,

Ever wondered how to keep your makeup fresh especially in hot weather? well, the thing is wearing makeup in hot weather can be more trouble than it’s worth sometimes. Despite the hassle, we still want to look good so we wear the makeup  anyway LOL. To maintain a fresh look all day you will need to learn a few of these simple but useful tips.


Its simple, hot weather less makeup. Make your routine a simple one. A good tinted moisturiser or face shimmer will still give your face a fresh glow.


Have you heard of the powder before foundation technique? well, listen up, so the trick is to use a loose setting powder (preferably oil control powders). Use a powder brush or a puff to dab on your face (don’t go overboard) then go-ahead and apply your foundation. There’s a difference believe me.


It’s amazing the cooling effects of water, a water spray helps to keep your makeup fresh in hot conditions. You can also get sprays designed to do the same job. Carry one of these little sprays in your bag and spray away as desired(you’ll be glad you did).


Using waterproof mascaras and eyeliners is a must in hot weather to avoid smudging.

Suggested – Benefit Cosmetics BADgal waterproof mascara $19, DiorshowWaterproof Mascara $29.50, Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara $6.49, L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Waterproof Mascara $5.99, Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara £23


A good face primer is essential in the heat to help control oil and set a good base for makeup. An excellent way to keep your makeup fresh and last longer is to apply primer FIRST.

Suggested – Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector 12ml £12/40ml £28, Face to Face Super Matte Antishine $40, Illamasqua Matte Veil primer £34


Blotting papers are a really handy in the heat especially for oily faces. You can use loose powder, but it is not practical or convenient. If you find the dreaded shine building up on your face, a sheet of blotting paper will do the trick. It is quick, easy and portable.

Suggested – Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper $16, ELF Cosmetics Mattifying Blotting Paper $5


Switch your lipsticks for lipglosses (even I don’t do this lol). Lipglosses are much lighter, softer and can be easily reapplied as required. Lip glosses  also look better in the heat and sun, while lipsticks can just seem to heavy. However, if can’t do without your lipsticks, one coat and a matching lip gloss will work just fine.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb $18, Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lipgloss $5.26, NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss $5 


A heavy foundation is not suitable for hot weather. Switch to an oil-free foundation or a mineral foundation. An oil-free foundation will control oil and a mineral foundation tends to have a good staying power.

Suggested – Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation $34, L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 hr Foundation $12.99,  Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place $42, Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte $7.99

So there you have it, despite the heat you can still look fresh without stress using these simple tips. There are still a good variety of products you can choose from out there please do not limit yourself to products listed above.

let me know what works for you in the heat.

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  1. Angela
    October 18, 2018 / 7:23 am

    Wow thank you for the tips , will definitely try the powder before foundation technique.

    • thatglocalchic
      October 18, 2018 / 8:02 am

      glad I could help, can’t wait for your feedback

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