summerproof_main.jpgMakeup is meant for your face—but keeping it there gets a lot harder once summer hits. Here are some helpful tips on how to stop the stuff from melting into your Pimms cup when the mercury rises.
 
Prime.
 Primers are lightweight, so you won't feel the extra layer on your skin, but you will notice that your base and blush last much longer. After you've washed and moisturized your face, smooth on a pea-size drop of oil-free makeup primer (such as Laura Mercier Oil-free Foundation Primer). [Available in Rustan's Essenses]
 

Switch your powder blush to a gel or cream. "Sheer creams, liquids, and gels sink into the skin," says Mercier—they also don't cake like powder can in the heat. DuWop Blush Therapy gives a great natural flush that doesn't fade. [Available in Beauty Bar]

Use waterproof mascara. Panda eyes aren't cute any time of year, but regular mascara can melt in the heat. Waterproof formulas, on the other hand, stay in place. Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara gives a high-shine finish perfect for the sun rays' reflection. [Available in leading department stores]

Keep your make-up in place. Use a make-up fixer that is packed with polymer films to accelerate support and hold. It's like an ultra-hold hairspray but only to your face. Try Etude House Proof 10 Make-up Fixer. Not only does it make your make-up long-lasting, but it also contains minerals to moisturize and soothe the skin. [Available in Etude House retail store in SM Megamall]