Trust me when I say I know how it feels spending an hour on farding and blending your makeup only for it to meltdown minutes after stepping in the scorching sun. All it takes is a few degree Celsius to go from Aphrodite to Jyestha. Keeping your makeup sweat-proof can be tricky. The sun has a history of destroying those seamless makeup looks for job interviews, dates, festivals and functions. To save your makeup from the wrath of sun, we have found 5 effective yet simple makeup hacks that will be a lifesaver this summer.



Investing in a good primer is the first step towards flawless makeup, especially in summers. A primer functions as a base for other layers of makeup. It helps your foundation to stick and stay, decreasing the chances of melting and cracking. Primers are known for controlling oil and minimizing skin pores. By keeping your natural skin oils within, primers stop foundation from mixing with skin oils that causes it to melt. The top of line quality of primers is that the product is very light weight on your skin. Plus, it moisturizes your skin and suits all skin types making it a win-win situation.

Usage: Cleanse your face and apply moisturizer. Take a pea-sized amount of product and apply it all over your face and neck (always remember to include your neck). Other than the T-zone, eyelids are also prone to heavy sweating. Therefore, include your eyelids as well while applying your primer. Wait for 60 to 90 seconds before applying the rest of your makeup.


As soon as winters leave, we pack our moisturizers and throw them in the abyss only to take them out the next winters because, you know, “we don’t need moisturizers in summers!” WRONG! Dehydrated and under-moisturized skin is a major cause of excess oil or sebum production on face. If the skin is devoid of moisture, it signals by producing more oil and sebum. Therefore, do not ever leave using a moisturizer in summer, even if you have oily skin. Switch to using an oil-free moisturizer for hydrating your skin.

An extra-tip is to keep on drinking plenty of water to maintain your body’s fluid level.

Usage: Cleanse your face with your favourite cleanser. Take a coin-sized amount of moisturizer and apply it evenly on your face and neck. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes at least before makeup application.


A single phrase for summer makeup routine is “Less is more!” Less amount of products layered on your face means less chances of melting and cracking. Another effective summer makeup hack suggested by experts is to use a concealer instead of a foundation. A concealer provides full coverage. It can be used to cover acne, dark spots, under-eye circles, blemishes and hyper-pigmentation. Concealers are available in a wide range of shades to match your skin tone. Therefore, instead of covering your complete face and neck with a foundation, use a concealer to cover spots, pimples, scars and you are good to go.

Although if you want to use a foundation for full coverage, use a light-weight liquid foundation and make sure to use an oil-free foundation.

Usage: Apply a small amount of concealer on spots, scars, hyper-pigmented area, under-eye circles or any other spots where your skin is uneven. It is advisable to use a concealer that is two shade lighter than your skin tone. Use a wet beauty blender or blending brush to blend the product. Beauty blenders are better for this purpose. Blend the product until it matches your skin tone. If using a beauty blender, use tapping motion to blend the product instead of rubbing.


“If I have to give up one makeup product, I will leave lipsticks!” said no lady ever in the history of makeup. Lipsticks are a major part of everyday glow-up. Yet, in summer season, lipsticks become cracky giving a dull and worn out look. It is best to use a lip tint instead of a lipstick for a long lasting lip color. While lipsticks form a layer on the surface of lip skin, lip tints are absorbed within the skin layer to give a long lasting color. Lip tint formula is thinner than lipstick and feels almost non-existent on lips due to its light-weightiness. They also give a more natural look for everyday use, especially in summers. Another good replacement is to use a lip gloss like good old teenage days.

Cheek tints are an excellent replacement for powdered blush-on in summers that wear off quickly in the summer heat. To get those perfect scarlet cheeks this summer, use a cheek tint instead of a powdered blush. To get a more long lasting and brighter shade, you can pair it with a cream blush.   

Usage: Prime your lips with a lip balm at least 30 minutes before applying lipstick. Wipe it off with a tissue to remove any dead skin cells. Apply the lip tint on your lips with its brush. Blend it in with your index finger. Tap your lips with a tissue to take off any extra pigment and voila!

Apply a few drops of cheek tint on your cheek bone and blend it with a wet beauty blender through tapping motion. If you want to add more redness to your cheeks, use a blush brush to apply cream blush to your cheek bone. Blend it in upward motion until the perfect shade is achieved.

Summer makeup hack number five is a summer time essential. You guessed it right, A Setting Spray! This summer, be friends with a setting spray for long lasting make-up. It hydrates your skin and absorbs excessive oil keeping your makeup smudge and crease proof.

Usage: After completing your makeup look, puff the setting spray on your face and neck and let dry.

Opting for waterproof products aids in keeping makeup flawless but with these simple summer makeup hacks, you can ace your long-lasting makeup look. Happy summers!