how to make your summer makeup last through hot and humid days

summer makeup

Hey Ladies

As the summer months bring the beautiful sunshine and rays of heat, they also bring along with them sweat and humidity. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than looking in the mirror halfway through the day only to find your makeup running down your face. New York summer days are the worst! The humidity makes every attempt of looking halfway decent extremely hard. Over time I have found some pretty amazing summer makeup tricks in order to get my makeup to last through any long, hot summer day.  Of course, some people just have better skin and their makeup stays put while others don’t have it that easy. If you struggle with the summer temperatures and just can’t seem to get your makeup to last, i thought i would share some tips for keeping your summer makeup in place.

how to make your summer makeup last through hot and humid days

1) Prep, properly

All good makeup artists will tell you that half the battle with creating a flawless face of makeup is with the prepping of the skin. The products you use before applying any makeup can enhance its longevity dramatically, so ensuring the skin is properly hydrated and primed is important for long, hot days. First, i start by using a mattifying moisturizer to get rid of oil excess on my skin. ( My Favorite: Caudalie MATTIFYING MOISTURIZER  ) The next important step is to use a primer. Look for a primer that contains silicone and has shine control, which will act as a barrier between humidity and your skin. ( My Favorite: Nars – PORE & SHINE CONTROL PRIMER )

2) Opt for creams over powders

When choosing an eyeshadow or blush, go for a stick or cream instead of a powder version. Not only do creams catch the light beautifully and make the skin look healthy and naturally radiant, they also layer much more seamlessly than powders. In addition, it will less likely disappear during the day and won’t get cakey ( My favorite: Charlotte Tilbury- Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow )

3) Use waterproof eyeliner and mascara

For lush lashes and liner that won’t run, use a waterproof liquid liner and waterproof mascara. Raccoon eyes are never a cute look. ( My Favorite: STILA STAY ALL DAY® WATERPROOF LIQUID EYELINER )

4) Opt for setting sprays and setting powders

If you have a particularly oily skin or want to combat the excess shine that your skin produces throughout the day, try using a setting powder to seal off your makeup. (My favorite: LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER) If a powder isn’t for you, try spritzing your face with a mattifying setting spray throughout the day to control the shine and keep you looking flawless. ( My favorite: Urban decay – ALL NIGHTER LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY)


i hope my tips will be helpful the next time you get ready to go out. What are your tricks to get your makeup to last?

summer makeup



  1. June 6, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    These are such great tips! my makeup always melts away when it’s hot! I’ll have to try these!


  2. McKenna
    June 6, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    I needed these suggestions!! It’s gotten so hot here in N.Y. and I have forgotten how to deal with it lol!!

  3. June 7, 2018 / 12:36 am

    Setting powders, setting sprays and even a mattifying primer will make the makeup last longer in the hot weather.

  4. June 7, 2018 / 5:01 am

    This post came at the perfect time! I sweated all my makeup off today and it was not cute!

  5. June 7, 2018 / 5:58 am

    These are awesome tips babe, will definitely incorporate these into my routine!

    cute & little

  6. June 7, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I rarely wear makeup, but I have been worried about summer wear. I’m def going to try these tips when I do!

  7. June 7, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Totally agree on using a setting spray– not only does it help keep makeup in place but is a refresher as well!

  8. June 7, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    SO needed this!! Setting spray has saved my makeup on more days than one!!

  9. maggie
    June 7, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Great tips! It’s so annoying when my makeup does not last all day!

  10. Kristina
    June 7, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I just started using a setting spray (the SPF one from Super Goop) and LOVE it!! Definitely a must-have for summer.

  11. June 8, 2018 / 12:58 am

    Such great tips!! I live by setting spray!

    xo, Laura

  12. June 8, 2018 / 4:54 am

    My foundation always tends to streak when I get sweaty. Maybe I need to start using a mattifying primer!

  13. June 10, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Such great tips!! I have to have my setting powder – don’t know what I’d do without it!

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