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Melt-proof your makeup this summer

Four tips on how to look fresh under the sun

Most women know that it’s easy to look like a hot mess when wearing makeup during summer. From its application down to its wear, it takes so much effort to keep your look from melting off thanks to the sweltering heat and humidity. But for once wouldn’t it be nice not to have your foundation cake or your eyeliner smear? Here we found some updates you can make to melt-proof your makeup and keep you looking fresh all season long.



Touch up with paper
Avoid using powder to get rid of shine because this may cause your makeup to look thick and chunky. Instead, use the matte side of Palladio’s Rice Paper (P325) to get rid of excess oil. Afterward if you find that your foundation is showing signs of caking or is sitting on top of your pores, you may use a clean sponge to gently blend out and restore its evenness. Then you may use the powdered end of the blotter as an option to lightly mattify the face.



Switch to cream
Powder blush can easily give you a streaky finish specially when it blends with sweat which can happen anytime from its application to the course of its wear. To avoid this, we recommend changing to a cream formula, such as Palladio’s I’m Blushing 2-in-1 Cheek and Lip Tint (P450) for a number of reasons: it blends easily and evenly, provides a natural second skin finish, stays on longer, and provides a pretty dewy finish when exposed to hot weather.



Practice priming
We’re always told to wear less makeup during summer because it means there’s less of it to melt off. But the addition of primer to your routine actually does the opposite by creating a barrier that locks in makeup. When shopping for a formula, make sure to look for one that hydrates such as Palladio’s Foundation Primer (P800). This keeps skin’s moisture in check and prevents it from over producing oil that can cause makeup to slide off.



Embrace waterproof mascara
Waterproof mascara may be hard to wear for two reasons: it’s difficult to remove and it can make your lashes fall off. But Palladio’s Aqua Force Mascara (P550) makes a case for this by providing protecting and conditioning ingredients such as bamboo, rice and olive waxes to care for the lashes. And its removal? Nothing that a pad soaked in micellar water can’t erase.


Main photographs by Renzo Navarro
Art Direction by Mags Ocampo

Cindy Go
Cindy Go
She is the Beauty and Wellness editor of She loves dogs.
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