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5 expert tips to stop your makeup sliding and look fresh.

So you're sweating up a storm, your makeup is sliding, and it's only 7.30am. Welcome to an Australian Summer. After 21 years living in Sydney - where yes, Summer is still stinking hot - I'm now based in Queensland where the humid heat is next level. How do you stop your makeup sliding down your face and get the J Lo glow?

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Seriously how is one supposed to wear makeup and freshly styled hair in this ghastly heat? My fine, wispy hair looks like a bad bodywave from the 80's. All. The Time. Not for our friend J Lo. Effortless, hotness. All day long.

I'm frequently asked "how on earth to keep makeup looking fabulous and stop my makeup sliding down my face" and disappearing in the Summer months.

Truth is, it's really bloody hard.

I do have 5 expert tips to keep your makeup looking as fresh as possible whilst under the assault of Summer. Here are 5 expert tips to stop your makeup sliding and look fresh.

1. Lighten up

Unless you've diabolically oily skin and you really can't bear a little dewiness, leave that full coverage mattifying long-wearing, aka suffocating, foundation alone. You all know how I feel about this type of foundation anyway and in Summer ... move away from the full coverage for a lightweight, fresh and luminous makeup look.

Lighten up girl. Let your skin look like skin, yes it might be a dewier version of you - but work with the shine of Summer, not against it.

Choose a lighter weight liquid foundation or BB cream to even out skin tone.

Product suggestions:

FOR A BARELY-THERE DEWY FINISH

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation SPF 15

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Charlotte Tilbury Light wonder foundation

FOR A SATIN FINISH

La Mav Organic BB Creme

Click HERE to Buy

La Mav organic BB cream

FOR A LUMINOUS FINISH

Vapour Organic Luminous Stick Foundation

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Vapour Organic luminous foundation

2. Radiate

In keeping with the "we're working with the shine and not against it" idea ... Summer is a great time to use a little illuminating liquid, cream or powder to highlight the high points of your face.

Product suggestions:

NOT-SO-SUBTLE BLING

Becca Cosmetics Skin Perfecting products.

Choose from a cream or powder these products deliver amazing shimmer and glorious luminosity. They have cult statue amongst makeup artists for good reason.

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SUBTLE BLING

Ere Perez Vanilla Highlighter in Falling Star and Sun Halo. 100% natural this illuminating cream gives a beautiful subtle glow to the high points of your face.

Click HERE to buy.

3. Prep and Set

A makeup setting spray is your new best friend. After prepping your skin with your daily skincare ritual, spritz with a setting spray to help your makeup "stick". Freshen up your makeup throughout the day with another spritz of makeup setting spray.

Product suggestions:

100% NATURAL PREP, REFRESH and SET

Ere Perez Herbal Face Tonic.

I love this product. the perfect combo of hyaluronic acid for plumping, witch hazel for staying power, and floral ingredients for soothing and refreshing spritz. Guarantee you'll be addicted.

Click HERE to buy.

Lily Lolo Makeup Mist.

Best suited to combination skin type.

Click HERE to buy.

TRADITIONAL PREP and SET

MAC Cosmetics Prep and Prime Fix +

A staple in every makeup artists kit this product will waterproof makeup. Use before applying foundation and after your makeup is complete.

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MAC Cosmetics Pre + Prime Fix + makeup setting spray

4. Blot

Blotting shine with powder will lead to cakey mc cake cake face. Instead try blotting excess shine (aka sweat) with a tissue before reaching for any powder and dust lightly over the shiniest zones like your nose, forehead and chin. Better still spritz with your makeup setting spray.

100% NATURAL

INIKA Matte Finishing Powder

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Inikia organic matte finishing powder

TRADITIONAL

MAC Cosmetics Invisible Blot Powder (pressed)

Click HERE to buy

mac cosmetics invisible blot powder

5. Betray the smudge

To avoid smudgey looking panda eyes, try a tubular mascara or a 100% natural waterproof mascara to avoid smudging.

100% NATURAL

Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara

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TUBING MASCARA

Kevyn Aucoin 'The Volume' Mascara

Click HERE to buy.

And whatever you do, do not use antiperspirant deodorant on your face! Please. I heard this tip being spruiked this week and it made me want to scream. Please. For the sake of your skin. Just don't.

Good luck. May you survive the long hot Summer, stop your makeup sliding and glow girl glow. Just like my friend J Lo here.

Love

Amanda x

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