How to Keep Foundation from Melting off Nose – (Summer Makeup Hack)

July 31, 2018 | Lisa Ju

As temperatures continue to rise throughout the summer months, a lot of us oily-skinned girls suffer from the bane of all makeup struggles .. having foundation slide off your nose by early to mid-day. Follow this makeup artist hack to keep your foundation intact throughout the summer heat.

  1. Apply face primer to your entire face as you usually do, but leave your nose bare
  2. Apply a thin layer of MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22) to your nose – make sure you press the product into your nose as opposed to spreading/wiping product. You may use your fingers. The pressing technique will get the product deep into your pores (without clogging your pores), giving your nose a good base, preventing your foundation from slipping and sliding. Remember, the less product the better when it comes to summertime makeup application (less product, less room for slippage)
  3. Apply foundation to your face as usual, and set with a setting powder and a setting spray.
  4. Voila!

PS – This technique also helps with those annoying marks sunglasses/glasses leave on the bridge of your nose. You can thank me later.


Color selection tips:

  • Soft Ochre if you have more of a yellow skin tone
  • Painterly if you have more of a pink skin tone