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5 make-up hacks to get you through summer

International make-up artist Roshar shares tips to prevent a make-up meltdown

By Trisha Chawla  May 15th, 2017

The weather might be working against you but don’t surrender to an oily T-zone just yet. Make-up artiste Roshar, who has worked with leading beauty brands like Make Up For Ever and L’Oréal, wants you to push water-based foundations to the back of your shelf. These are his top tips for adding drama to your look (sans a smokey eye) and the one-step trick to lock your bronzer in place for the beach.

Use silicon-based foundations

Trade in your regular foundation for a silicon-based formula. These absorb oil so your face looks matte through the day and they’re also water-resistant, which means your make-up won’t melt off even if the weather gets hot and sweaty.

Use cream foundations as an eyelid primer

Apply a cream-based foundation on your eyelid as a base to make your eyeshadow last longer or simply to make a pigment pop. You can also blend it into your lids and apply eyeliner on top to prevent smudging.

Soft eyes are the way to go

This season, skip the eyeliner and keep things minimal. Opt for mascara-heavy eyes that give a fresh, yet dramatic look without being too obvious.

Add colour to the lips

If there’s one place you need to add a pop of colour to this season, it’s your lips. Since clothing can start to get lighter in texture and colour, bright hues like red and pink on the lip stand out the most.  

Don’t powder right after foundation

Wait till you’re done with the whole regimen of blush, bronzer and highlighter before you put on a compact or loose powder. This helps cover mistakes and harsh lines and gives a more natural look, while setting all the products in place.

Get more tips from Roshar and other international make-up artists at the Masters of Art Mumbai workshop on May 24-25 at The St.Regis Hotel, Mumbai.

How to keep your make-up from melting this summer

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