Heat and Humid Proof Make Up

It’s that time of the year ago. Extremely hot, sticky and worst of all humid.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of sunshine. However I’m from Malta, an island that is in Summer mode for 6 months of the year. From July till September it is simply scorching – reaching temperatures of up till 40 degrees Celsius (in the shade!) with frequent South winds and humidity wreaking havoc to not only your skin, hair and energy levels but also to your make up lasting powder!

Due to this, I’ve come up with a couple of tips that can help with make up application during such weather. Thanks goes out to the lovely Joy from Styled With Joy for this idea.

  • Before you apply your make up, ensure your body is as cool as possible. So take a cold shower first. If you start sweating whilst you are still drying yourself (yes, it gets that hot!) then stand under the air conditioner or fan to bring your temperature down slightly.
  • If you don’t have an air conditioner in the room you will be applying your make up, then try and place a fan next to you. This will prevent sweat on the face during application. If you are unable to do this, then keep some soft tissue paper to blot the face gently as you are applying your make up.
  • Create a strong base. Cleanse and moisturise the skin. Once completely dry, apply a primer. This will ensure make up stays on longer. Once dry then proceed with your foundation and concealer.
  • Once this is done, you must set your base in place! Don’t be scared of powder – in such heat you need it! Even if you love a dewy look, chances are in heat like this, you will still get this despite powder application! However it will definitely help immensely from making your face looking all greasy. Set your face with powder by dabbing gently (not to remove foundation). Once set, spray with a setting spray or rose water spray and allow to dry completely.
  • For Eyes – It’s necessary that you prime. Use whatever works best for you but I swear by Mac’s Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. My eye make up will not budge, however my lids are also not overly oily to begin with.
  • When out in extreme heat or humidity (or both!) chances are, you will still sweat and have make up come off slightly, especially on the chin and around the mouth. I find the best thing is to keep blotting paper and a small powder compact with a sponge in my bag. This always does the trick!

So these are my best tips that I’ve found to help best! I really hope you have found them useful 🙂

Do any of you also have this problem? If so, I’d love to hear what you do to prevent make up from coming off!

30 thoughts on “Heat and Humid Proof Make Up

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    These are some great tips! Where I live it’s hot most of the time too. I usually try to stay inside a lot of the time. Luckily though its a dry heat and not humid at all which would be awful for makeup. Though I tend to sweat easily and I find that blotting papers are wonderful to keep on hand. 🙂 xo

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  2. Great tips! It’s been hot and humid over here, and I swear by using both setting sprays and setting powders, because I’m a /nut/. Setting sprays over liquid + powder foundation, over blush/bronzer/rest of face makeup, setting powder over the entire face before I apply mascara, and a spritz with setting spray. Then mascara. Then maybe some setting powder for the under eye.

    I’m a nut, I don’t like my makeup to budge. =P

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  3. Great tips! Makeup and heat do not mix well, so these are very helpful. Thankfully, we only suffer from this extreme warm weather a couple of weeks a year. Although I am ever so slightly jealous of the idea of a six month summer 😀
    xx Anne

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  4. Great tips – another step that is helpful for me is after I finish foundation / concealers / bb creams, what have you, and before I apply powder: I always blot with a layer of tissue just to remove any excess moisture / oils. This really helps to not allow oils to seep through as well. And yes, I love blotting papers too! 🙂

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