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Summer is synonymous with many pleasant images: the beach, snow cones, flip-flops, early Fridays – but mascara’s inky dash on a sweat-drenched face? Not so much. Yes  – summer swelters, but that doesn’t mean your makeup has to drip with it. Instead, we’ll help you adjust accordingly with our top picks for melt-proof makeup. By Melissa Noble
Your skin is the base of your canvas and to make sure your foundation stays even, your zits stay covered and your color intact, invest in a really nice primer.

For face we love Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Foundation Primer.

For eyes we love: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

In general, you’re going to want to opt for lighter weight makeup in the summer. Since your body will be working overtime to keep you cool, clogged pores are all but ensured unless you’re extra fastidious.

Which is why we love Proactiv’s oil-free Pure Tint moisturizer with an SPF of 15 (which can double as a foundation) and Proactiv’s Concealer Plus.
Both formulas cater to oily skin, which, quite frankly, in the heat of July is all of us.
It’s tempting to keep up with Jones’s and sculpt a Hawaiian Tropic tan of your own, but your best bet is to play it safe and dab on some bronzer instead.

Our pick: Ultraflesh Bronze Metalika. This handy compact has one all over bronzer, two shimmers and two highlighting pencils.
One word: waterproof! Now is not the time to pile on the goop for tarantula looking lashes.

Instead, invest in Urban Decay’s Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara. It’s black, paraben fee, gel-like formula will leave your lashes plump even after a day at the pool.
One hundred degree weather, no problem – you can still rock your purple and magenta lids.

Try Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil. This crayon-like color doubles as an eyeliner. Colors come in shimmer shades of green, purple, brown, turquoise and gold.
Fall is the annual time to rediscover a wine-colored pout, but summer is all about a lower maintenance, sheer color to go along with your lightweight clothes.

Our pick: Jouer SPF 15 LIP SHEER in either Capri, a baby pink or St. Tropez, a bronze nude.

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