Summer make-up: Make the most of products through proper storage

Summer make-up: Make the most of products through proper storage

Summer make-up: Make the most of products through proper storage.

Correct storage of make-up will prevent it from going bad in the heat. Overheated make-up can be sticky, hard to apply and full of bacteria.

As high temperatures can damage make-up, storing it properly during the summer is essential. Everything from lipstick to eyeshadow can become soft and melt when exposed to humidity, heat or sunlight. Store your cosmetics correctly to make them last longer and to look even better!


To ensure a smooth application of foundation, keep it at a temperature between 5 and 25 degrees Celsius. Stifling heat can cause the components of foundation to start to separate, especially if it is oil-based.


Never leave your lipstick in a hot area. It can melt, break and become a breeding ground for bacteria. Take a good look at your lipstick before applying it. If it smells bad or looks odd in any way, throw it away.


Both eyeliner and cream eye shadows can be kept in the refrigerator. Heat can make eyeshadow become sticky and difficult to apply. The same goes for eyeliner, which will glide on more easily after being in the fridge.


Mascara can quickly dry out and become unusable. You should throw it away after six months, because using it for longer could cause irritation if bacteria grows inside. Unlike other cosmetic products, mascara works better if it is a bit more liquid. It can be kept somewhere warm, but not in direct sunlight.

Cream cosmetics

Creams should be stored between 5 and 25 degrees Celsius. Any lower and the cream may solidify, and any higher and it will become runny. Read the instructions for storage of your creams carefully.      

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Tamsin Brown

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