Summer is officially here….kinda! The infamous British weather refuses to make up its mind – 25C one minute, hailing rain the next.

But we don’t want you to get caught in a momentary heatwave, fresh face of makeup, only to have it melt off in the blistering heat. Here are five quick tips to help your makeup stay in place no matter what the British weather is serving up.

1 – Ice

Yes, you read correctly. Take an ice cube and rub it on your face before applying your makeup. This gives a cooling effect and closes your pores, getting your skin ready for a full beat in the heat.

2 – Toner

After cleansing, don’t skip the toner. Toning will balance your skin and remove any traces of excess oil.

3 – Mattifying Primer

It’s all about that bass! Primer creates a velvety base for make-up to help it stay put for longer.

4 – Setting Powder

These powders are extremely popular and for good reason. Setting powder quite literally ‘sets’ your foundation by adhering to any moisture in your makeup and creating a seal.

5 – Oil Blotting Sheets

The ultimate fail-safe. Blotting sheets soak up the excess oil on your face in a flash without disturbing your makeup. Always keep a set in your handbag.

If you have any additional tips on how prevent makeup from melting in the summer heat, feel free to drop them in the comments below!