As the temperature and humidity rise in Jakarta, there is nothing worse than looking in the mirror halfway through the day only to find your makeup running down your face. Keep your face looking fresh and shine free with the following humidity-proof makeup tricks:
1. Oil-Free Moisturizer
This may sound contradictory, but you’ll need moisturized skin to minimize makeup slippage later in the day. The trick is finding an oil-free, non-comedogenic, water-based moisturizer. It sinks into pores for a lightweight, but thirst quenching guzzle of water to skin.
2. Apply a Primer
For a fresh and dewy complexion that truly lasts all day, always prep with primer before applying foundation. Look for a primer that contains silicone (the key ingredient in most long-wearing formulas), which will act as a barrier between humidity and your skin. Apply a pea-size amount over your moisturized skin.
3. Sweat-Proof your Eyes
Eye makeup is another frontier, and if you’re not careful, a few hours in the heat can leave liner and mascara anywhere but on your eyes. Opt for a waterproof liquid eye liner, mascara AND concealer. It completely dries and smudges much less when the heat rises than a traditional pencil liner.
4. Use Cream Blush
Play off the heat and use a cream shadow and cream-based blush instead of powder versions. Cream products give you a nice, natural looking glow and they won’t get cakey.
5. De-shine with Oil Blotting Sheets
Once again powder and sweat are a bad combination. Resist applying extra powder to control your shiny T-zone. Instead, use blotting paper to control the oil while keeping your makeup in place.