1. Sub In A Serum
Ditch your thick day cream for a lightweight, yet equally moisturizing serum like Marcelle’s New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum. The formula helps skin retain moisture thanks to natural sugar alcohol, while its gel-like texture keeps your makeup intact even in the most sweltering temps.
2. Get Primed And Ready
When humidity becomes enemy number one, prep your skin with a primer. Not only do they shrink pores and smooth over fine lines, but primers also work to keep your makeup in place. Laura Geller’s silicone-based Beauty Spackle® Under Make-up Primer glides on smoothly and dries to a completely matte finish (no more shiny T-zone!), while Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer promises an oil-free, streak-free application made to withstand the heat.
3. Dial Back Your Coverage
Mask blemishes and redness with a sheer tinted moisturizer or BB cream with SPF. One of our personal favorites: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+, which is made with sebum-regulating ingredients that keep your complexion from becoming shinier than pair of metallic strappy sandals.
4. Protect Your Eye Makeup
To avoid tropical storm induced mascara-streaking, wear a waterproof version, like stila stay all day™ waterproof volumizing mascara. If you can’t bear to part with your current fave, protect it with a layer of Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat. Finally, keep arches in place with a super soft, clear wax. Anastasia’s Brow Fix uses a light, colorless wax and lasts for hours without reapplication.
5.Go Insane for Stain
What’s worse than those tiny beads of sweat above your lips? The number they do to your lipstick. Say no to smudge with Cynthia Rowley Beauty’s stay-put Creamy Lip Stain which provides the velvety moisture and shine of a traditional lipstick paired with the ultra-long wear of a stain.
6. Set It and Forget It
Once you’ve finished applying all your makeup, seal the deal with a setting mist like derma e® Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid, which will prevent slippage while keeping your complexion looking fresh.