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5 ways to keep your make-up from melting

...and save money in the process!

By Anjan Sachar  September 2nd, 2016

There’s nothing like spending quality time on your make-up and watching it all fade away. Reapplying is another task in itself, trying to fix layer after layer (also, SO much extra product usage). Bookmark these five tips to make sure your look stays on through all the extra-long work hours and the ever-changing weather.

Follow this easy guide to melt-proof make-up


Your skin needs to start off squeaky-clean (no dead cells or clogged pores) before you dive into a full face of make-up. Make sure you use a cleanser that suits your skin type to get rid of the daily gunk it accumulates. 

Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Purifying Scrub, Rs 700

Aviance White Intense Brightness Reveal Scrub, Rs 799 at Nykaa.com

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in 1 Wash Scrub Mask, Rs 1,295



Even when you're using the best sweat-proof and waterproof products, if they don't have prepped skin to latch on to, they'll fail. Make sure you prime your eyes and face with a thin layer before you apply any make-up to avoid creases.

Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Primer, Rs 650

bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer, Rs 1,942 at Lookfantastic.co.in 

ColorBar Perfect Match Primer, Rs 825 


Want to avoid smeared eyeliner? Once you've perfected your wing (or any other style you're trying), take some eyeshadow in the same colour as your liner and dab it over it to secure it in. 

Deborah Milano 24 ore Velvet Eye Shadow in Cappuccino Brown, Rs 395

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick 24H Water Proof in Blackmail, Rs 400

NYX Full Throttle Shadow Palette in Stunner, Rs 825 

Once you're done with your contour and final coat of mascara, spray on some setting mist or dust on translucent setting powder to lock your look. Bonus if it comes with SPF.

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Powder, Rs 475

ColorBar Stay The Day Finishing Mist, Rs 850

Estee Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist, Rs 2,300



If you're 'blessed' (aka suffering) with oily skin, do yourself a favour and keep the blotting papers handy. They'll keep the grease under control without taking off your make-up along the way.

Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder, Rs 2,950

Basicare Natural Facial Oil Blotting Paper, Rs 225 at Nykaa.com

Benefit The POREfessional License To Blot, Rs 2,199 at Thinkfrill.com