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How to hot weather-proof your make-up

And put an end to shiny complexions this summer

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Often (for those of us without make-up artists on hand, at least) with the bright mornings and warmth of summer come smudged eye make-up and sweaty-looking skin. Not so on the red carpet, where the A-list consistently wear perfectly primed make-up looks for long spells under the eagle eye of the world's press.

Naturally, even stars opting for the most minimal of make-up looks are subjected to regular touch-ups from professionals. But for those of us who must soldier on through summer without such help, celebrity make-up artist Hannah Martin, gave us her top tips on making make-up stay put.

Prep is key

"Prepping your skin first is one of the most important steps of make-up application in hot weather," says Martin. "To ensure it sits well on the skin and lasts, you need to cleanse thoroughly, removing any oil or perspiration before applying any skincare or make-up."

Martin recommends a thorough cleanse – she uses an oil formula – to break down dirt on the skin, followed by a light toner such as Bobbi Brown's Hydrating Tonic. After applying an oil-free SPF, opt for a lightweight, water-based moisturiser. "When hydrating the skin, take into consideration how much more we perspire and secrete oils when it's warm – you may not need as much hydration as normal," says Martin.

Check your base

While a tinted moisturiser is a clever summer option most of the time, there will be days when you want to increase the coverage – and choosing the correct formulation is key. "While good skin prep is half the battle when looking to keep make-up in place in hot weather, choosing the right foundation formula is also essential," says Martin. "A rich, moisturising foundation may slide in the heat, so look for a lightweight water-based formula such as Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. Set with a fine, loose powder through the T-zone and you'll create a long-wear base that the sun can't ruin."

Delay your powder application

"Powder can really help set make-up in the heat, but make sure that your base isn't still wet when you apply it as this could make it look cakey," says Martin. "Buff the foundation into the skin and remove excess with either your hands or a make-up sponge. Set first with a large face brush, then use a smaller powder buffing brush to set between the brows, around the nose and chin."

Pack some papers

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"Blotting papers are fantastic for absorbing any beads of sweat from make-up before re-applying powder if necessary," says Martin. "If your make-up isn't melting, but rather becoming dry, then refresh with a little face mist. Let it dry, then top up your coverage with a stick foundation, if required."

As for the rest of your hot weather make-up, Martin's favourite look involves a pop of vivid colour. "I love a fresh eye focusing on great lashes (by layering No Smudge Mascara) and possibly a hint of a golden shadow and a bold lip. Try a swipe of matte coral or orange – it's the perfect complement to bronzed skin."

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