Humidity is the number one enemy when it comes to makeup and beauty. Most of us suffer from frizzy hair, shine face and makeup that do not last after midday. A total disaster!
The good news is that there are ways to fight against this muggy enemy, but you will need some powerful weapons. Even the driest skin can feel oily and slick, as it seems no cosmetic product wants to stay on your skin.
Every time you apply cosmetics, it is often ended in a melting foundation, patchy concealer, runny mascara, and dirty lipstick. The truth is that, as the skin sweats, so does the makeup and it is hard to make something last.
As you know hot and humid weather doesn’t mix well with your makeup, even if it’s waterproof. One of the best things you can have to a melt-free makeup is setting powders.
Believe us, it is possible to beat the humidity-makeup-madness by knowing which products to use and by following some simple makeup tips.
Here are some ways you can try to make your makeup last longer in humid weather.
1. Wash Your Face
You must keep in mind that during humid and hot months, the skin starts producing excess oil, thus causing breakouts. Having a clean skin will allow the makeup to last longer.
Begin by washing your face with cold water. The cold water will get rid of extra oil on your skin. Besides, you will feel your face fresh.
Then apply a soft cleanser such as Heimish All Clean Green Foam that it is designed with a pH value of 5.5 to match human skin. Remove it with a cold-water splash. Pat your face dry, remember to NEVER rub! and apply a thin layer of a light moisturizing gel or lotion-like COSRX Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap. Don’t forget to blot away the extra sebum or moisturizer.
2. Use Primer
In hot and humid weather is very important to apply a primer as your base. You can use Etude House Face Blur SPF33 PA++, this primer is a great addition to your makeup regimen as it will let you forget the foundation while making your skin look flawless or it will give you a smooth base for your foundation.
Using a primer will keep your makeup in place along with smoothing out the skin by filling in the pores. Making you look great!
3. Keep The Foundation Light
If you must use foundation in a humid climate keep it light. A heavy foundation will make your makeup appear pasty. You can use a light layer of foundation such as Etude House Double Lasting Foundation, after applying moisturizer and primer. Use the smallest amount of foundation possible and just dab in your skin. Do not rub it in.
4. Use A Setting Powder
In hot and humid weather your best weapon to make your makeup last is to use translucent powder. Try to use translucent powder instead of compact powder, as compact can run down your cheeks when you sweat making your face streaked.
A translucent powder such as Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder will help you control oil production and it is perfect for anyone who battles oily skin and finds their makeup sliding off during the day.
Zero Sebum contains 80% mineral powder and a Sebum Control Mix, which is a combination of a fermented bean, willow, cinnamon, oregano, pine, portulaca oleracea, and gold to help with sebum troubles.
Use translucent powder as the final step to set your foundation and to control shine.
5. Use Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof mascara and eyeliner are your best friends in humid weather. Yes, they are harder to remove at the end of the day, but they last longer than the ordinary non-waterproof products.
Using an eyeliner such as Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara will make your eyes look amazing all day long.
6. Natural Lips
During this time, it is better to keep your lips natural. The gloss trend has made a huge return as well as nude and rosy colours. Go for tinted lip balms, lip tint, and lip stains such as Peripera Ink The Velvet 4G for a smudge-free pout.
Finally, try to use only cream-based products as they are perfect for humid weather because they blend into the skin better than powder products.