Makeup That Stands Up To Southern Humidity
Whenever it’s not summer, I spend my days thinking about summer: The sun! The beach getaways! The glasses of rosé on the porch! It’s the time of year when life seems a little more care-free, a little more electric. However, there’s one aspect I always seem to (conveniently) forget—the ungodly, stifling wall of humidity that hits me as soon as I step outside. And there’s nothing that crushes your summer dreams faster than your makeup melting off before you can even begin to have some fun in the sun. Because of this, I’ve learned that giving your makeup bag a summertime makeover is essential. Simply add a few products into your routine that are designed to beat the heat like these humidity busters.
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation
After prepping skin with your favorite primer, buff this long wear foundation into skin (they also have a matte version if you’re on the oily side). It’s gives just the right amount of coverage and leaves behind a radiant finish. On a personal note, it lasted throughout my entire wedding day—no touch ups needed—which makes it a total skin savior in my eyes.
Buy It: $9.11; amazon.com
Estée Lauder Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer
Melting makeup is annoying, but it is especially annoying if it melts off to reveal an angry zit or some serious under-eye circles. Luckily, this high coverage, budge-proof cover-up leaves skin flawless.
Buy It: $28; sephora.com
Tarte Cheek Stain
Powder blush can easily sweat off, so the best way to create a believable flush is with a cheek stain. It has buildable, sheer color and it’s basically goof-proof when it comes to application. Just dot and blend. Lock the color in place by sweeping a powder bronzer on top (we like Cargo’s Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer) for a sun-kissed summer glow.
Buy It: $21; tarte.com
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint Shadow
Even if you’re rocking a big pair of Jackie O shades, the eye area always seems to be the most vulnerable to humidity. Your best bet is this cream shadow that is waterproof, smudge-proof, and crease resistant.
Buy It: $25; sephora.com
Nyx Epic Ink Liner
On balmy days, your cat-eye can transform into a raccoon-eye in minutes if you don’t have the right formula. This liquid pen stays put no matter what you have planned.
Buy It: $7.99; target.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
This multi-tasking pomade that primes, defines, and fills in arches was formulated to last in the sweltering sun.
Buy It: $18; sephora.com
Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain
Lighten up your lip color wardrobe by swapping out your gloss for a tinted oil. Unlike other lip stains that can be drying, this one is infused with vitamin E and olive oils to hydrate and soften your pout.
Buy It: $18; sephora.com