3 Essentials for Long Lasting Makeup in Humid Weather
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You may think “full coverage foundation” is going to be a part of this roundup but think again.
Justin and I had a wedding to go to in the middle of a 90-degree, humid day, and these are a few of the steps I took to ensure my makeup looked as good as possible!
Sometimes full coverage makeup is too heavy for a hot and humid day, so instead, I’d lean you towards a medium coverage foundation (my favorite is Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation) that you love and suggest that you do the following steps to ensure the best result even on the hottest, muggiest day.
One. Use a primer. Primer acts like double-sided tape for your makeup. Somedays I skip it, but if there is a day that I need my makeup to look flawless from dawn to dusk, I always use a primer. There are so many different primers, but I have had the most experience with the Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Hydrating Primer. Smashbox also makes a handful of different primers, some of which are perfect for combatting other skin problems.
Two. Work with lightweight creams. This may seem counterintuitive but a light cream product may look better on your skin in the long run than a lot of powders. Cream bronzer or blush will look most realistic outdoors, and if you happen to sweat, it’s a lot easier to pat your cheeks and blend the product back in than try to fix a line of sweat that dripped down through powder.
Three. Use a setting spray. It’s hard to beat the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, in my opinion. It simply locks everything in and ensures that your makeup looks flawless. I rely heavily on this when I need a flawless makeup look during a humid day, and it always delivers.