Runny Makeup

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How to Keep Your Makeup From Running

Is your instinct to wear less makeup in the heat? Congratulations, your instinct is right! You can still look polished, though, with this pared-down routine from makeup artist Tracy Murphy.

To even out your complexion in summer, use a moisturizer with gradual self-tanner and SPF (like Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 20).

Minimize undereye circles and blemishes with a waterproof concealer, like Lancôme Effacernes.

Powdery makeup and perspiration are not a pretty combination; swap your powder blush for a cheek stain (like Benefit ChaChaTint).

Eyeshadow can be ephemeral in the heat, so retire it until fall. Define your eyes with a waterproof liquid liner (like Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner) and waterproof mascara (like NYC New York Color Show Time Volumizing Mascara).

Play up your mouth with a smear-proof lip stain or waxy tinted balm. (Try Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm, or Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15).