My 3 Never-Fail Tricks for Looking Pretty When It's Hotter Than Heck

Posted 06/21/12 at 03:58PM by Audrey Fine

Why do people make such a big deal out of weather? It's really not that interesting. Check that. It's really supremely boring. It's cold, it's raining, it's hot. Whatever. Deal with it. Whining about it won't help.

But, I'll tell you one thing (ok three things) that will help to make you feel better when it's 98 degrees in the shade -- knowing that you look mahhhvelous. And, just how are you supposed to pull off that rather large feat? Why, with these handy look-pretty-when it's sweltering out tips from makeup pro Fiona Stiles of course.

#1: Use your facial moisturizer sparingly -- you're just going to sweat it off anyway.

#2: Use a mattifying primer that will absorb excess moisture before applying blush. (Try Becca Mattifying Primer, $39.)

#3: Apply a cream blush (like CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush, $10) to the apples of your cheeks, since creams stay put longer than powders.

Sounds simple enough, right? Phew. (Oh, I'm also going to opt for an updo because there's no better way to control frizz or flyaways. Plus, the back of my neck -- and hopefully the rest of me -- will stay oh-so-much cooler that way.)

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  • Posted by GigiSD on 05/02/13 at 12:19pm

    I would add a cheek/lip stain, waterproof liner and mascara, and some other wear-proof products.

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  • Posted by kimihavens on 12/26/12 at 02:36pm

    I agree with linda2000 and passion4christ and jenni84 and would add some gigantic sunglasses, cut down on the glare

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  • Posted by jenni84 on 08/16/12 at 12:24pm

    I agree with linda2000 and passion4christ.. and having it up in a lose bun......

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  • Posted by passion4christ on 06/23/12 at 03:18pm

    I agree with linda2000 I would also add mascara, and a lipstain, or tinted balm!!! Just throwing that out there!

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  • Posted by Linda2000 on 06/22/12 at 07:18pm

    I add some eyeliner.

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