No matter how subtle or experimental your makeup looks are, you have only one goal in mind while creating it — make it last longer. However, the humid weather is your makeup’s worst enemy. It can ruin your makeup minutes after you step out of the house. Additionally, if you have oily skin, applying makeup in humid weather is no less than a nightmare. Apart from the possibility that the makeup can melt away, it can also clog your pores and lead to breakouts.
However, with a few simple tips, you can avert this situation altogether. Scroll down for some pro tips that will ensure humidity does not ruin your makeup.
- 01. Invest in a primer
- 02. Pick a lightweight foundation
- 03. Steer clear of shimmery products
- 04. Use cream-based products
- 05. Touch up
01. Invest in a primer
Primer is your best friend, in humid weather and otherwise. It creates the smoothest base for your makeup to sit on and also acts as a shield between your skin and makeup. This prevents the oil from your skin from getting mixed with makeup, thereby making it last longer and stops meltdowns.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer
02. Pick a lightweight foundation
The next step is to pick a foundation formula that is lightweight and blends easily into the skin. It is important to apply a light layer of an oil-free foundation, so it doesn’t appear cakey. If you are only looking for light coverage and an even-toned complexion, a BB or CC cream will be enough.
BB picks: Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Mousse Foundation
03. Steer clear of shimmery products
Save your glittery and shimmery makeup products for winter. Humid weather is not the time to wear blushes, eyeshadows and lipsticks with glitter in them. Instead, opt for matte formulas that will give a natural look.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette
04. Use cream-based products
Cream-based products are perfect for humid weather as they are easier to work with and blend effortlessly. Powder-based products can appear cakey or streaky if it comes in contact with sweat, ruining your look completely. Your best bet is to get your hands on a cream blush to prevent makeup meltdown and achieve a natural look. If you can’t find one, a creme lipstick can easily double up as a cream blush.
BB picks: Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Mousse Lip and Cheek Color
05. Touch up
If you have oily or combination skin type, chances are your T-Zone will get shinier than the rest of your face. Instead of using a tissue to get rid of excess oil on your face, use blotting papers. You can also carry a finishing powder to freshen up your makeup look.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder
Written by Sanya Hamdani on May 30, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.