Melt-free makeup tips for Atlanta's summer festivals

  • Dacey Orr
  • For the AJC
2:36 p.m Monday, May 8, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta
Janay Kingsberry
From the classic Wayfarer frames in a multitude of colors to eclectic statement pieces (like purple hair, body paint and graphic tees), Atlanta stepped out at Music Midtown in Piedmont Park with an abundance of style. 

With the calendar filled with all-day outdoor events this summer, Atlanta has officially entered festival season. With the Southern sun beating down and limited bathroom options (read: pretty much all port-a-potties) available for a retouch, don't expect to hit up a festival with a face full of makeup and have an easy time retouching. Fortunately, there are plenty of products and tricks available to help you get the longest wear out of that pre-show makeup application so your latest late night pics of the occasion will be as flawless as your first.

Pick Double-Duty Products Walking around all day means that lighter bags are always better, so opt for dual-use products on the items you may reapply throughout the day. Stains like BeneFit's Benetint or theBalm Stainiac have your cheeks and lips covered without the sticky quality most lip glosses have (we can't have our windblown hair sticking to our lips) and Modelco's Lash & Line Super Lash Mascara and Liquid Liner conserve space for touch ups on your eye makeup.

Less is More With the sun beating down on you all day, opting for lighter coverage on your face will keep you feeling fresh for longer. Rather than using a heavy foundation, try concealing blemishes with a spot treatment and then grab a matte tinted moisturizer for the rest of your face. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint packs added SPF and goes on smooth, almost instantly transforming into a powder-like consistency on your face and staying put all day while giving your skin vital vitamins and antioxidants.

No, seriously—WEAR SUNSCREEN. If you think you'll smear the artful job you did applying that eyeliner or rub off the perfectly even foundation you applied, there are plenty of options that allow you to re-up on SPF without sullying whatever else is on your face. Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45,a convenient, portable powder that comes in an applicator brush, is a great way to sop up oil while protecting your skin, while Supergoop's Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary is cooling triple threat, setting makeup, controlling oil and adding a line of defense against UV rays all at once.

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