The Exact Method Huda Kattan Uses to Melt-Proof Her Makeup

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If you’re going to take anyone’s word on how to stop your makeup from melting right off your face in record high temperatures, it’s Huda Kattan. The beauty blogger turned makeup mogul lives in Dubai, where the tropical desert climate can cause immediate makeup meltdowns. She recently shared her go-to technique to keep her makeup looking fresh and firmly in place using her new favorite go-to product.

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Speaking with Vogue India, the blogger says it’s all about the setting powder. “Exfoliate, moisturize, prime, set, set and set again! The key to staying flawless is investing in a good powder—it’ll save you time, stress and money in touch-ups,” she says. As far as which powder she reaches for, Kattan confesses that although she relies on a cult classic, there’s a new all star powder that’s helped her perfect her technique. “Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder or Translucent Loose Setting Powders are iconic for a reason—they just work—but Kat Von D’s Brightening Powders are my new favorites.”

Using color correcting powders, she reveals she’s added a few additional steps to the process of “baking.” “…my trick is to bake with different powders in different areas: it’s almost like I’m contouring and color correcting with translucent powders,” says Kattan. “I use a micro-fine peachy toned powder under my eyes (where make-up and concealers tend to crease) and on my T-zone—the finer the powder, the less likely it is to sit in creases and define wrinkles. I use a golden/yellow-toned translucent powder all over, and a darker one on my forehead and cheeks. I finish off with a setting spray to make sure my makeup does not budge.”

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