Baby, it’s hot outside—and you ought to update your makeup bag to make sure your foundation, mascara and lipstick can withstand the heat. Because the sweatiest season of the year encourages more time outdoors, your makeup has to work double-duty to stay put and fight against the rising temperatures and humidity.
“When it’s warm and humid outside, skin is more moist and makeup tends to melt and slide,” board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu says. “Sweat, oil and sunscreen can clog pores, so going lighter on your foundation will help prevent clogging and breakouts. Also, humidity can cause heavy makeup to settle into pores, making them look larger. So if you want your makeup to last all day, switch to long-wearing, waterproof formulas.”
So how does one go about making the seasonal makeup swap? Here are some melt-proof makeup goodies to get you started.
A cat-eye will never go out of style, even if the weather forecast is anything but cool. However, eyeliner running into your eyes is not only painful, but will make your polished look appear messy. This long-wearing, water-resistant formula doesn’t fade, flake or smudge. Best of all, it will get you through happy hour to last call.
When you’re sipping cocktails in a cabana and making your way to the ocean every hour to cool off, you probably aren’t too worried about your makeup. But if you plan on coming back to that same beach for a bonfire, you probably want a mascara that won’t run when the humidity, salt and sand hits your face. This superstar product gives your lashes volume and strength and works to separate your lashes for an Instagram-ready look.
Featuring Amazonian clay, which helps balance oil production, this mighty blush is designed to withstand heat and humidity for up to 12 hours! Sweep it across the apples of your cheeks for that natural, just-blushed look.
Not only does a bronzer help accentuate your cheekbones, it can also help you navigate your skin tone when you’re not quite winter-pale but you’re not summer-sunkissed either. We love this waterproof bronzer because it offers a put-together look, no matter if you’re at the beach, a pool party or a networking event in a garden.
Never used a setting powder? Then you’re in for a treat! This opaque powder hides your imperfections, soaks up sweat or oil and seals in your makeup, giving you a more polished look. Your skin will look smoother, no matter how hot it is outside. And best of all? It lasts 16 hours, so you can apply a bit in the morning and be shine-free until bedtime.
Always feel a little naked if your lips are bare? While frequent trips to the beach can cause most lipsticks to wear off, this long-wearing formula will beat the heat. Available in a variety of flattering shades, you can choose from matte or metallic, depending on if you’re going for a day or night look.
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To cool down and give your skin a fresh, dewy complexion, carry this refreshing mist in your beach or gym bag from Memorial to Labor Day. Specially formulated to balance skin’s delicate pH levels, this spray restores moisture and vitality to dull and lackluster skin while keeping your makeup from caking or crumbling.