Traveling soon to Florida and wondering what makeup to bring with you? We all have our favorite makeup items, but these are my top ten makeup products for hot and humid weather.
For those that do not know, I have lived in Puerto Rico and Florida all my life. Regarding makeup, I have gone through it all. From wearing no makeup to awkward phases to finally being pretty decent with it.
In 2015 I even joined the coveted Rouge tier at Sephora. Ok, it was only in 2015 and mostly because I was doing my makeup for my wedding but…Rouge!
Anyways, after being tried and tested the following items have been the most sweat and humidity resistant makeup products I have encountered.
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This moisturizer is perfect for oily skin without sacrificing hydration power. There’s also a gel-based moisturizer from the same brand, but my experience with gel-based moisturizers has been less than optimal.
Tip: One of the options is the appealing ‘travel-friendly size’ container, but you can get more bang for your buck if you buy one of the biggest sizes and then split it into smaller or sample containers.
In my opinion, it works better and lasts longer than the brow gel in hot weather (or any weather). Also, there’s no ‘spoolie’ better than Anastasia’s either.
A concealer with good coverage, and most importantly it stays creaseless when exposed to sweat. It feels light, but a little goes a long way.
Tip: Some of the biggest complaints I have seen about the product is that it sinks on the fine lines around the eyes, but I haven’t had that issue. If that might be an issue for you, I recommend without hesitating Amazing Cosmetics- Amazing Concealer. Please be advised that Amazing Concealer is extremely thick and you should familiarize yourself with it before taking it with you on a trip.
It doesn’t matter how good the eyeshadow is; it’s not going to last without a primer during the summer. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is also one of those products that I’ve been able to try a few brands, but nothing compares to the original.
A foundation with buildable coverage. Do not apply too much and it’s perfect for during the day. Keep building coverage for a night/formal makeup.
If you’re not a huge fan of L’Oréal, I can also suggest my latest favorite: BAREMINERALS COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30. It works as well as any foundation, and it’s also buildable and travel-friendly.
Tip: I like to travel with it because of its packaging. Some of the pricier foundations come in glass jars, and glass and suitcases don’t match.
Blush can make a difference (for good and for bad) on a makeup. Hopefully, you’ll choose the right shade for you and apply the right amount because the Tarte Amazonian Clay really lasts 12 hours.
This 3-in-1 palette can work for contouring, as a bronzer, highlighter, and blush. Because it’s powder, it’s one of my favorite choices for hot weather.
However, you have to be careful with it when traveling. Mine sadly cracked during one of my trips.
It does its job, but be careful with applying too much. It’s prone to clumping. Still, haven’t tried the waterproof version because waterproof mascaras are a pain to remove.
My favorite lipstick (and I swear I have tried A LOT of different brands). I don’t need to be reapplying it all the time, and I don’t have to worry about it when I’m eating.
Tip: I have seen a difference between colors regarding how long they last and even in the texture. I would recommend reading on the shade you are interested in, just in case, it is one of the few that can be quite patchy. At least for me, Lovecraft is the perfect shade because of its color and texture.
Before you even pack your swimsuit, if visiting Florida you need to pack sunscreen. But what to do if you don’t want to ruin your makeup? Well, Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist with SPF 50 not only protects my face from the sun but helps set my makeup and mattifies it.