Keep your cool
The same way you tweak your skincare routine to suit the seasons, it makes sense to switch your make-up. The key is to opt for lightweight products and crème formulas that can handle the heat.
• Lighten up. Avoid heavy foundations that, when combined with heat and perspiration, leave the skin looking overly shiny. Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup ($59, 1300 651 991) glides on like a crème, dries like a powder and doesn't look mask-like.
• Lash out. Dark circles aren't helped by mascara sliding down the cheeks. Rather than battling it out with a waterproof wand, book in for a set of eyelash extensions. That way, you can do away with wearing eye make-up and still look bright eyed and bushy tailed.
• Stay on the right side of shiny. Keep a packet of blotting papers at the ready and use them throughout the day to play down excess shine, without smudging your make-up. Try: The Body Shop Mineral Powder Blotting Tissues, ($10, thebodyshop.com.au).
• Stick with crèmes. For colour that will outlast you on the dance floor, ditch the powders - they only end up looking patchy - and use a two-in-one tint such as Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in "Pale Pink" ($42, bobbibrown.com.au) that you can dab on the cheeks, lips and lids.