Let’s face it, us gals need some major sweat proof makeup tips to follow in this humid weather because none of us can stop prespirating in this crazy weather. And worse, you tend to break out much more than in regular summer heat.
So here are 8 sweat proof makeup tips that you should be following in this humid weather so you don’t look like a messy melted popsicle.
CLEAN & MOISTURIZE YOUR FACE
If the base is clean, the makeup will usually last longer. So begin by washing your face with some cold water to get rid of extra oil on your skin. There is also a certain freshness only a cold-water splash provides. Pat your face dry and apply a thin layer of a light moisturizing gel or lotion.
USE A PRIMER
To prep skin for makeup, apply a primer as your base. Everything else should go on top of it. Using a face and eye primer will smoothen your skin texture and create an even surface for your foundation to sit on. The primer keeps your makeup in place along with smoothing out the skin by filling in the pores.
TINTED FOUNDATION/ MOISTURIZER/BB-CC CREAMS
Using heavy foundation in a humid climate makes your makeup appear pasty. You can use a light layer of the foundation or a tinted moisturizer that is a huge trend. Use a few drops of foundation and just dab it in your skin instead of rubbing it in. You can also go for BB or CC cream if you want light coverage.
Setting sprays help the makeup to set along with providing a boost of instant hydration to the skin. Think of it as the finishing touch to your makeup. After you have finished your makeup, spray the face with a setting spray and let dry. Take a few seconds to let it dry.
TRANSLUCENT FIXING POWDER
The rainy season is the time to switch from compact powder to translucent powder. The compact is tinted and can run down your cheeks when you sweat making your face streaked. Translucent powder is colorless and does the job of banishing oily, shiny skin very well. It mattifies your face and gives that instant glow.
USE WATERPROOF MAKEUP PRODUCTS
Waterproof Mascara, eyeliners, and kohl are your best friends in this humid weather. These may be not-so-easy to remove at the end of the day but they can hold ground longer than the ordinary non-waterproof products. This can save you panda eyes and also a lot of embarrassment.
CARRY BLOTTING PAPER
Don’t leave home without blotting paper or oil-absorbing strips. You want a soft radiance all day long, not a slick shine on your face. Whenever you feel sweat building, pat your face with blotting paper to keep looking fresh and shine-free.
GO EASY ON THE LIPS
If statement lips are your thing, it’s best to keep the rest of your look pared down. The gloss trend has made a huge return so stocking up on some nude, rosy colors is also recommended. You can also go for tinted lip balms, lip tint, and lip stains for a smudge-free pout.