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photo: Ymijan Baftijari, Vivala / Marissa Pina, Vivala

Summertime is all fun and games until your makeup is melting off of your face. The blazing sun is a makeup wearer’s enemy and, like the true villain it is, has the power to make all of your primping and prepping go to waste. The struggle to prolong the longevity of your full face of makeup is real, but it’s not impossible to achieve with the right application process and cosmetics. With festivals to attend, beach dates to indulge in, and general fun in the sun to be had, it’s important to have a couple of tricks up your sleeves to keep your look on lock — we’re not only talking about waterproof makeup here, either.

So before the humid weather kicks into high gear, arm yourself with the nine tips below, and save yourself from a makeup meltdown.

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