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Melt Proof Makeup Tips for This Summer | Guest Post


We all love summer, but our makeup doesn’t. One of the downsides of hot weather is melting makeup – a faux pas to be avoided at all costs. To help you deal with this unpleasant problem, we’ve compiled a list of useful ideas you should consider.

Get a primer  

A makeup primer is an incredibly useful product if you know how to use it properly. The way to do it is to apply it gently before putting on your makeup, but after you’ve slathered some moisturizer on your face. All you need is a pea-size dot of oil-free primer that will not grease up your skin. It can be applied in seconds and its effect will last for hours. It prevents your makeup from flaking and makes it last much longer, which can be a real challenge during hot summer days.

Go light  

The best advice for boiling-hot days is to go light on your makeup. No matter how useful makeup can be, your skin will appreciate the opportunity to breathe without the layers of primer, foundation, concealer and other products. Moreover, the less makeup you put on your face, the less makeup can melt onto your clothes – as simple as that. Dab a bit of concealer on the problematic areas and wear a wide smile; most of the time, that’s all you really need.

Pick creamy shadows

Powdery makeup is a no-no in the summertime because it easily becomes cakey and heavy in hot weather. Instead, go for creamy shadows which are more durable, and they also glisten nicely in the sun. Moreover, keep in mind that having the right brushes is half work done. Even if you’re not a professional, investing in high-quality makeup tools like Sigma brushes can really make a difference. Creamy eye shadows also tend to look more lively than the regular, powdery ones.

Make it waterproof   

Waterproof makeup is taking the world by storm and there’s a good reason for it. This type of makeup is resilient and can get you through any weather and setting. Moreover, if you decide to go for a quick dip, you won’t get the famous racoon eyes. With or without water, this is the best way to ensure durability. A waterproof mascara is particularly a must.

Expect the unexpected

To make sure you can deal with any makeup crisis that might arise, always carry the essential ‘repair’ kit in your purse. Mini-sized packages of makeup always come in handy in times of crisis. Another thing to keep in mind, and in your purse, is blotting paper ‒ the best ally against an oily forehead and nose. Apply it regularly to your T-zone in order to prevent any unwanted shine.

Forget about powder blush

As we’ve already said, powdery products are not a good choice during hot weather. Blush, however, is one of those products that you can rarely do without. Compensate by opting for cream or gel blush that you can rub in carefully to ensure a long-lasting effect.  

Choose a liquid eyeliner

Some women shy away from liquid eyeliners since they take some getting used to, which can be slightly frustrating if patience is not one of your virtues. However, in the summertime, the pros definitely outweigh the cons, since liquid liners won’t smudge as easily as pencil liners tend to.

Trust vibrant colors

Summer is the time when we’re not afraid to flaunt our lively colored clothes and funky patterns. Similarly, tinting your lips in bright colors or experimenting with vibrant eye shades is something you should definitely try. This will not only spice up your look and make it more suitable for summer, but also refresh your whole appearance, especially if neutral and balanced colors are your usual choice.  

Use these easy tricks to prevent your makeup from smudging and melting in hot weather. Once you’ve done all the steps, kick back and enjoy the sun knowing that your glowing look is here to stay.   

I hope you enjoyed the post! A big shout out to Mia for writing this post! Check her out below. 🙂


Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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June 23, 2017

Stick It To Them With Your Lipstick: FW 2016 Key Trends!


Okay, so lips are going to be a big deal this AW 2016. There are a lot of new fun trends to try out, and some are more dramatic than others. So if you are itching for a change of look that focuses on your lips, read on for some inspiration.


Lip Care

First of all, there is no point dressing your lips up if they are in a bad state. That is why you need to make sure of two things. Firstly get rid of any dry skin by exfoliating your lips. You can make your own cruelty free and natural exfoliator here.

You also need to ensure that your teeth are in the best condition possible. Wearing bright lipstick draws attention to you mouth area. Also, some lipstick will make your teeth look yellower. So make sure you have been for a recent scale and polish or check out the whitening methods discussed on


The first lip trend we have to talk about is the ombre. Ombre is a term for one one colors that is graduating into another. This can be a dramatic or a more natural look depending on the colors you choose. For some serious vampire drama go for a red and black ombre. For something a little more subtle go for a lighter link to a darker rose on the outside of the lips. If you are not sure which lipstick shade will suit you best you can check out the advice on



The glitter and foil lips look so much fun, but they are only for big nights out and special occasions. Unless you are a fashion major, people might think you have gone crazy of you turn up to class with this look Try something a little more natural instead.

Luckily for everyone that wants to try this look, glitter is huge this season, so there is plenty of it around. You need to line your lips first and then coat with a nude lipstick. Then while the lipstick is still tacky, press the glitter onto your mouth.

You’ll probably need to try this a few times before getting it perfect. Remember too; that glitter has a nasty habit of going everywhere. So put lots of loose powder on your chin, so you can quickly brush away the inevitable fall out.


Takings its cue from the 90’s vibe that is popular at the moment, darker lip shades are also really in. We are talking anything from a violet or plum colors to a midnight blue and even black. Wearing shades like these can create a super stunning look, but be sure that your brows and eye makeup match, or your lips can be too overpowering.

The trick to getting this look right is lining your lips on the outside with a clear liner. This makes your lips look bigger, and it also stops the dark lipstick bleeding.

Then take a lip brush and apply your chosen shade. Set with translucent powder and then apply another coat. This should keep the color on and give you that vibrant burst you are looking for.


I hope you enjoyed learning about some of the trends that you’ll see on the runway this Autumn/Winter! I know that I definitely want to try some of these out, what about you? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Thanks for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

October 5, 2016

Make Your Makeup Last Longer With These Vital Tips


You finish doing your makeup, stand back, and admire the view. It’s so beautiful. The perfect flick to your eyeliner, your cheeks rosy but not too much, your lips carefully lined to add a few vital millimeters. You smile at your reflection, head out of the door and – bam. The next time you see your reflection, your makeup has slid down your face. You look like the Joker, which was not exactly the impact you were going for.

It’s an all-too-real scenario for modern woman, as makeup has not quite caught up to busy, heated lives. Even if the temperatures are cool, you run the risk of under eye makeup falling and making you look like you haven’t slept for a week. You spend an evening transferring more lipstick onto glasses than you have on your mouth. It’s got to stop.


Prime, Prime, Prime

This is unlikely to be fresh news to makeup devotees, but priming is an essential. At first, the idea of a specific item that does little more than keep things in place seems like a rip off – but it does it well. While we use the word for another makeup item, primer is actually your foundation.

For an extra boost, run a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol over your face and let dry before using primer. The alcohol will soak up any oil or grease, otherwise known as the makeup killers.

2016-04-13 10.27.31Dare to go matte.

Matte eyeshadow is a great staple of many makeup sets, and for good reason. It, generally, has a little more staying power than its shimmery cousin. Matte lipstick is notorious for how temperamental it can be, but a good base helps it look better. If your lips are chapped, run some sugar over your lips with your fingers to give them a little exfoliation.

Finally, choose a clear lip liner to define the exact end point of your lips. Clear is particularly good, as you don’t have to purchase a separate liner for every shade of lipstick that you own. If this is looking like getting expensive, then a few Ulta promo codes are your friend.

Dab off excess.

This one applies particularly to mascara. We want big eyelashes so we layer the stuff on to get the results we’re looking for, forgetting about the excess product build up. When you are finished with application, run your fingertips over your lashes. You want to do this to the point where no color deposits on your finger. Waterproof mascaras are great for this and add an extra layer of protection.

meltedlipLook for stains rather than glosses.

Lip stains have more longevity than lipstick or glosses. They are designed to deposit color more with the lip than just sit on top of it. Choose creams over powders wherever possible, as by their very nature they sit flatter against the skin – and are harder to shift.

Finally, what you shouldn’t do…

A worrying tip you will see online is to spray a thin layer of hairspray over your completed face. Don’t do this. It’s straight up not good for you to be inhaling that level of spray, and it doesn’t work either. Stay clear and try the solutions above instead.


I hope these tips help you & that you enjoyed the post!

Thanks for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

September 20, 2016