Humidity Proof Makeup in 5 Easy Steps

Humidity Proof Makeup in 5 Easy Steps

Ylenia Grech
Make Up Artist
MAC Cosmetics

Humidity Proof Makeup in 5 Easy Steps

It’s been a sizzling summer… and it’s about to get hotter as Ylenia from MAC Cosmetics’ Malta team shares a humidity-proof makeup look you can try in just 5 easy steps!


Step 1 — Prep and Protect

Ylenia tells us that fighting back against humidity is all about selecting long-wear products with creamy textures for the ultimate staying power.


First, prep the face with Prep and Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF 50 for a soft-focus effect. This anti-oxidant rich lotion not only protects from harmful rays but controls the skins’ oil production throughout the day. And when leaving your home feels like walking into a wall of water, oil control is key!


Step 2 — Foundation & Concealer

Apply a light layer of foundation, like MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation — MAC’s longest wear formula lasting up to 36 hours. Rain, tears, humidity… nothing can budge this oil-free watertight product that actually repels moisture from the surface of the face. Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation can also be used as a concealer, but for precise spot control, Ylenia recommends the cult classic Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer.


Pictured: Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, €37 and Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer, €20.50 at Debenhams Malta


Step 3 — Set it!


Next, set your foundation with MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, which will absorb excess oil throughout the day with a velvety texture that allows the skin to breathe. This powder is colour-true, non-caking, non-streaking, non-settling, and most importantly… photo-friendly!


Pictured: Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, €34 and Glow Play Blush, €27.50 at Debenhams Malta


Step 4 — Bouncy Blush

For a beautiful blush of colour on the cheeks, Ylenia recommends Glow Play Blush in the shade “No Shame!” This innovative bouncy blush has a super creamy formula lasts that all day, delivering a flawlessly radiant look when applied with the fingers or a brush. And, as a bonus — this blush is so creamy, you can use it as an eyeshadow, and even on the lips!


Pictured: Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour, €24.50 at Debenhams Malta


Step 5 — Lips that Last (and Last and Last)


Complete your look with a luscious lip. Ylenia says that while most people think chose a matte lipstick for long-lasting colour, that’s not necessarily the best choice for Malta’s ultra-humid summer. A creamier formula that fades into a stain will last longer through sweat, humidity and sun. Powder Kiss Liquid Lipcolour does just that, pictured here in the shade “More the Mehr-ier.”  


Humidity Proof Look - The Result

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