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Class is back in session, which means the sticky hot-but-not-hot weather has you constantly checking the mirror to make sure your face doesn’t look like it’s melting. It’s easy to want to give up a makeup routine altogether, but don’t fear; A Magazine is here to recommend the best products to combat the humidity this fall.
When humidity strikes, one of the first things you feel is the moisture on your face. Instead of walking around all day with shine and dewy products on your forehead, try these matte makeup products to help minimize the icky feeling.
Revlon PhotoReady Primer ($8.39, target.com) has a “high definition filter technology” that works with light to mimic filters and prepare you for the perfect selfie. Apply to the t-zone and chin so the makeup clings to those areas without settling into fine lines and pores.
Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($15-32, sephora.com) stands true to its name. Spray this after applying face makeup and eyeshadow to ensure your look will last from your 7:45 a.m. class until your night out. For a slightly cheaper alternative, we recommend Maybelline FaceStudio Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray ($12.99, ulta.com).
The eyes are said to be the window to the soul, until humid weather makes your eye makeup fade or smudge. Here are five tips to keep that sparkle in your eyes all day long.
A Magazine recommends using your favorite concealer as a primer and setting it with powder. This allows the eyeshadow you put on to stick to something that is not of the same base. Using your concealer as a primer saves you money and works just as well as an eyeshadow primer.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette ($42, sephora.com) is well worth the splurge. This palette contains 14 pigmented eyeshadows with a super blendable formula that doesn’t smudge or crease.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Precision Longwear Liquid Liner ($20, ulta.com) contains provitamin B5, a vitamin that helps to soothe your skin and keep it soft. This liner also has a special tip to really get into the lashline and create the appearance of thicker lashes.
To finish off your eyes, L’Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara ($7.99, ulta.com) gives you that Too Faced Better Than Sex appearance for a lower price. Swipe two coats of this mascara on for a natural yet glam look.
Another mascara that stands the test of humidity is the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara ($24, ulta.com). This mascara has a formula that has been tested to hold a curl for 12 hours and contains (like the Tarte liner) provitamin B5 and Serin, which help to condition your lashes.
Picture walking into the bathroom to check your makeup after a full day of classes to see your lipstick has suddenly run to the sides of your mouth. Instead of trying to rub the lipstick off and making it worse, try these tips instead.
In this humidity, we advise a matte lipstick over a satin finish. These liquid lipsticks avoid creases and smudges.
Don’t let the price fool you. Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick ($4.99, target.com) is a great find for any price point. Coming in 13 intense colors, this product is sure to not budge during a night out or a long day of classes.
Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipsticks ($18, jeffreestarcosmetics.com) are worth the hype. These lipsticks come in nudes, berries and even fun shades like white, blue, purple and lime green. With a selection like that, there is something for everyone in this collection. Although priced a bit higher, Jeffree’s products are vegan and cruelty free.
The next time the weather gets sticky and you feel like taking a wipe to your face and forgoing makeup, try these products. They’ll make your makeup last without breaking the bank.