Monday’s with Marissa: Humidity

You walk outside and are graced with the lovely heat.  You feel like you’re breathing in water as you walk down the street.  And then, you begin to sweat! Not only does this make you feel gross but it makes your whole body clammy and coated in perspiration.  Your makeup seems to melt off your face and never stay.  Your hair falls immediately.  But what can you do?  The humidity and heat are constant factors to living Charleston.

Sweat? What sweat? (Photo via Florida Memory on Flickr Commons)

Sweat? What sweat? (Photo via Florida Memory on Flickr Commons)

If you’re one of the one’s thinking like that, stop right there!  There are so many options for your daily life to combat the always intrusive  humidity and sweat. When your face feels clammy and coated in sweat, don’t fear! Dab your face with tissue, either a facial tissue or even tissue paper works, and apply a light, matte powder to help soak up the oil.  This will eliminate all or most of the shininess that occurs as well as make your face feel lighter and more able to breathe.

Your eye makeup tends to “melt” off when your face sweats so avoid heavy cream makeups like eye shadows and eyeliners.  Instead opt for matte, pressed powder eye shadows as well as waterproof liquid or light crayon eyeliner.

When your hair starts falling due to the heat and humidity, you need to rethink what you initially put in it.  Avoid heavy styling creams because as you sweat this will show the oil in your hair more.  Instead, choose an anti-humidity hair spray that has a decent amount of hold.  They’re light and are made to help keep your hair in place.

My  Product Recommendations:

 Face powder: 

  • Maybelline New York FIT me! Pressed Powder
  •  BareEscentuals Bare Minerals powder foundation


  • Maybelline New York Mega Plush Volume Express Waterproof Mascara


  • Pantene Pro-V Anti-Humidity Hairspray with medium to maximum hold

We can’t avoid the heat but we can try to battle it head on!  So when you’re walking the streets of Charleston and beginning to glisten, melt or fall remember there are  many steps you can take to combat the heat and humidity.

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