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Save Face! The Best Melt-Proof Makeup

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BeautyMath_intro_300x400Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza
When the mercury skyrockets past 80 degrees, applying your regularly scheduled makeup becomes its own special project. Textures and color fastness have to be taken into consideration, lest the results resemble the cosmetic equivalent of layering butter on top of extra-virgin olive oil. Similes be damned: To paraphrase the musical stylings of Martha and the Vandellas, it’s not like a heat wave — it IS one. Here, our picks to keep your beauty products’ effects from exiting stage left.
BeautyMath_DinnerAlFrescoMaybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Oh! Orange, $3.99, available at drugstore.com; CoverGirl Flamed Out Eye Shadow Pencil, $5.99, available at Target; NARS Brow Gel, $22, available at NARS Cosmetics; Talika Skin Retouch, $49, available at Nordstrom; W3ll People Stick in Universalist 5, $33, available at W3ll People.

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza
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