Begin with a proper base
Wear a primer after moisturizing your face and just before foundation. This one extra step will hold your foundation better for a longer time. You can even ditch foundation completely and opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF. This will make you feel light on the face while it is hot and humid outside.
Bronze, bronze, bronze
Everyone looks better with a little warmth added to their skin. For a fresh natural look, apply bronzer just to the high points of your face; forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose. Powder bronzers are easiest to apply, look for the shade that complements your complexion.
Keep things basic
Repeat after us: less is more. Especially true when the weather is hot and humidity is knocking you down. Makeup melts quite easily when it’s hot, and the best way to keep things in control is to wear less of it.
Skip the shimmer
Everybody loves a nice, dewy glow, but there’s a difference between a healthy radiance and an over-the-top shine. Avoid creamy foundations or anything with shimmer, as humidity will make your face extra shiny and sweaty-looking if you have too much sparkle on.
Go easy on the lips
Time to swap those heavy matte lipsticks for the season’s simplest trend: lip stains. Once you apply these lightweight formulas, they will last through the Apocalypse. Lip stains are lovely as they have the pigment and opacity of a creamy lipstick and you can always add a lip balm to add moisture without worrying about colour bleeding.
Rich, deep eyeshades, smokey eyes have their place, but they can look heavy for iftar dinners. Switch to sheer versions of your go-to eye colours. Apply a light coat of waterproof mascara with your regular eye pencil or cream liner, so you can be prepared for the hot weather without worrying about dark, runny makeup.
Keep prep items in your purse
Always be selfie ready and carry blotting papers for excess sweat and oil and avoid piling on more product. Keep pocket-sized products handy for that extra oomph.