Humidity proof your hair and makeup
This year will have to go down in history as one weird period for weather. Whereas a drought and wildfires are ravaging some parts of North America, relentless rain and humidity are dragging other parts down.
Whether you’re in a regularly humid state (ahem, Florida, can you ever dry off?) or a newly and surprisingly humid location (Colorado, can you breathe in this muggy air?), moisture in the air may be good for skin health, but it can be a nightmare for makeup and hair.
Here are some tips on how to conquer the humidity and keep looking fresh and polished all day, come rain, shine or the Apocalypse.
Here’s how to master humidity-proof hair and makeup:
Shield your hair
Dodge the frizzies and flyaways with a hair shield, like the Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield. Living Proof’s shield claims six times the humidity protection. Apply this lightweight, paraben-free product on dry hair. Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield, $22 (plus 4% Cash Back), Sephora.com
If you prefer serums, check out the ORS Humidity Control Serum at Target for only $9.19 (plus .5% Cash Back), target.com
Touch up your ‘do throughout the day
On those extra humid days, keep a bottle of humidity-conquering hair spray in your bag or desk. A quick spritz over your hair will put it back in place. Try the super dry Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray. Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray, $18 (plus 4% Cash Back), Sephora.com
On your face, start with humidity-proof foundation
If you don’t want your makeup sliding down your mug, start with foundation designed to battle humidity, like the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Mattifying Oil Free foundation. This liquid-to-powder foundation is lightweight and oil-free, designed to actually absorb oil and keep your face from looking shiny, without the need to apply powder on top. Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Mattifying Oil Free foundation, $55 (plus Cash Back), Sephora.com
Waterproof your eyes
Waterproof mascara and eyeliner is essential for keeping your eyes looking fresh on damp and drizzly days. The 12-hour wear, waterproof Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil stays in place all day. This special eyeliner is designed to hold up to humidity and not smudge. Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil, $10 (plus 4% Cash Back), Sephora.com
As for mascaras, we’ve tried them all and our tried-and-true favorite continues to be the good ol’ Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. Make sure you get the waterproof one, although that will leave you with the straight not curved brush. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $5.79 (plus .5% Cash Back), Target.com