Q: “Sometimes I leave my makeup bag in the car cos it’s too heavy to carry in my handbag. Is it ok to leave it there?” – Cheryl Lee, Auditor
A: No, especially in our weather. Skincare products are especially vulnerable as the high temperature may deactivate the active ingredients. Your lipsticks, balms, and creamy eyeshadows will also melt, compromising their quality. Powdered items such as blushers and compact foundation are generally fine in the heat but you should stop using them if you notice a difference in the way they look.