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Q: In the summer heat, my makeup seems to slide off my face by midday. When I leave home in the morning, my makeup application looks great, but, by noon, it is another story. I do not like a heavy makeup look, and I want to look my best. I am in my 50s, and I need help!

A: I found an easy answer from Los Angeles makeup artist Napoleon Perdis. He recommends skipping thick foundations and saving your cream lipsticks for fall. His experience has taught him that makeup with a lighter texture—tinted moisturizer, cheek stain, bronzing gel, and lip gloss—will wear better in the heat and keep you looking fresh. Also, prep with primer. Trust us; it's worth the extra step. Primer fills in fine lines, helps makeup go on more smoothly, and, best of all, keeps makeup in place. Simply, apply a thin layer to your skin, lids, and even your lips, so your tinted moisturizer, eye shadow, and lip color will not move.