Here in Toronto, the weather is usually hit or miss. When it gets hot, it’s usually very hot and humid. I’ve had some major makeup meltdowns by not being mindful of the weather and how it can affect how my makeup looks and how long it lasts. Through trial and error, I’ve kept the following rules in mind to keep my look survive the heat.
Lighten and Limit Layering
Too much makeup in heat and humidity can clog pores, triggering breakouts. Instead of piling on layers of weighty products to look extra “done”, opt for a lightweight tinted moisturizer and apply a waterproof concealer only in areas where needed. There are tons of tinted moisturizers on the market from drugstore to department store brands and ones depending on your skin type.
Another trick I have been doing when I feel like skipping foundation or a tinted moisturizer all together is simply using a tinted primer to give you MINIMAL colour, fill in your pores and blur imperfections. Dust on a light finishing powder on top with your favourite hightligher, and your no-makeup makeup look is complete.
Waterproof, waterproof, waterproof!
When a heatwave rolls around, it is the perfect time to pull out all your waterproof products. Save the smokey eyes for another day and keep things minimal with a waterproof mascara to play up those lashes and a waterproof brow product to still maintain a groomed appearance.
I always keep a set of blotting powders in my bag. They are my secret to looking dewy and not drenched. When you start to sweat, powders can start to look chalky and caked on so pulling out your compact to powder your shine away will make things worse. This actually makes imperfections on your face (namely fine lines) stand out more. Blotting papers do a stellar job of lifting excess oil from your face without disrupting your makeup.
Set it and forget it
The power of makeup setting sprays is unmatched when it comes to getting your makeup to stay in place and stopping makeup meltdowns. Depending on the formula, some will have hydrating properties while others will even help to keep you cool on the hottest days. Use it as a finishing touch to lock everything in. Because I have oily skin, this has been my saviour in holding my makeup in place, upwards of 12 hours while also having a built in surface cooling technology that instantly delivers a refreshing mist that prevents makeup from melting or sliding.
What are some of your favourite sweatproof beauty products this summer?