Hot Summer Day Help

By Thursday, July 15, 2010 ,

The past few weeks here in Toronto have been scorchers, in addition to the strong heat the humidly has made some days feel like they are in the 40's. Like many out there I still want to wear my makeup, but it doesn't want to stay put. Here are a few things that might help.

Mac Paint Pots - while not sweat-proof they do stay put very well in the heat and dewiness. I even mixed my Magenta Chromaline with Girl Friendly Paint pot for a more bold  medium pink colour and wore it as an eyeshadow, it was waterproof to say the least  (waterproof isn't the word for it, budge-proof maybe?). This stuff stayed put all day, plus running around at night and sweating like I never have sweat before (bolting around an agility class in a building with no AC making it hotter than outside), I ended up with zero smudging.

Makeup Forever Aqua Creams - These babies are gorgeous and meant to be waterproof. They were even tested by Cirque de Sole and one of their water based shows. If you want something that stays all day in this heat and humidity these will do the trick

Mac Pro Chromaline - I reviewed these recently, but I cannot say enough good things about them. If you love Fluidlines but they smudge on you, this is what you need. I wore it all day and it never budged, EVER.

Air Brush Makeup - Even if you don't have an airbrush and compressor, the formulations of the makeup can go on with a sponge, brush or even your fingers; they stay put and are meant for long hot days. Water-based is great, but I sweat a lot on my face in this weather, and sweat is water-based too, so I opt for a silicone-based formula like Temptu's S/B foundation that is waterproof.

Of course other hot weather tips are sunscreen, tinted moisturizer, and waterproof mascara, blotting paper/powder.