Prevent Your Foundation From Melting Off With These 4 Simple Steps

http: Summer is upon us, which means long weekends, beach days, dinner al fresco, and tons of fun with friends. We're piling on sunscreen (right?) and heading to the nearest pool with plans of downing fruity drinks and all of the cheeseburgers. All fun and games aside, there's one unavoidable component of these 80-and-sunny days that isn't nearly as enticing: sweat. How do you look presentable when your foundation is melting off your face?

There's nothing worse than heading to the pool party or barbecue that you've been waiting all week for —makeup done — only to arrive and find that your face isn't quite as you left it. Yup, your skin is free for all of the world to see, and there's nothing you can do about it. What's a girl to do? A lot, as it turns out! Don't give up just yet.

With the help of some friends (read: products), and NYC-based makeup artist Joy Fennell, we're putting an end to melted makeup once and for all. We've partnered with CoverGirl to bring you the tips you need in order to make your foundation survive even the hottest days this summer — so you'll never have to worry about your sweaty face ever again.

This article is sponsored by CoverGirl.

Step 1: Create a Base

Outlast All-Day Primer, $11, CoverGirl

Not only will it smooth your skin, but CoverGirl's Outlast All-Day Primer creates a bond between your face and your makeup that'll keep it going strong hours after you apply. A dime-sized drop is all you need to prep your whole face. Apply with your fingers, and wait a few seconds while it sets.

Step 2: Apply Foundation

Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation, $11, CoverGirl

When your thermometer approaches 80, it's time to switch up your foundation. Look for a lightweight matte formula with SPF, like CoverGirl's Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation. The long-wearing technology will keep it in place all day, while the matte finish will absorb excess oil to prevent shine. Apply it with a cool, damp sponge, which will make the foundation a bit more lightweight and cool off your face. Try a less-is-more mentality: The thinner the layer, the less likely it is to slide off your skin.

Step 3: Powder

Clean Pressed Powder, $7, CoverGirl

Apply a light dusting of pressed foundation powder (here, CoverGirl's Clean Pressed Powder with oil control). Try using a fluffy brush instead of a puff to prevent the dreaded “cake face." The powder will amp up the coverage and soak up excess moisture. And in hopes of all-day sweat-less-ness, stash it in your bag for emergency touch-ups.

Step 4: Seal the Deal

All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $31, Sephora

Lock everything in place with a mist of setting spray all over your face. They're totally lightweight and work to keep your makeup in check throughout the day.

Images: Bianca Consunji / Bustle (5); Makeup: Joy Fennell