I live in gorgeous, tropical, magical Miami. Sunny weather almost all year round. Fabulous Autumn, Winter and Spring - but in the Summer months, the temperature rises to a scorching 98 degrees or more.
Add to that some intense humidity, which, if you've never experienced - feels like thick, sticky, wet air that frizzes your hair and makes you feel like you can't breathe. The exterior of your windows dripping wet.
Now that I've given you a virtual reality-esque visual, imagine what this can do to your just brushed foundation. (Insert screeching tires sound).
What is a fairy princess to do? What's a model getting ready for a photo shoot to do?
The answer is not a simple one.
As part of the modeling and beauty world, my job is keeping up to date with not only fashion trends but makeup and hair trends as well. I like to think I am well versed when I step into the ever-so-daunting Sephora.
Is there a makeup line designed for high levels of humidity?
I am familiar with lines such as Sweat, which was created by a group of women who realized most women wanted to look fresh as they dropped off their darlings in the morning and then headed off to the gym.
I think it's great, but human sweat, as in perspiration(and I looked this up on Google) "dissolved in the water are trace amounts of minerals, lactic acid, and urea. Although the mineral content varies, some measured concentrations are: sodium(0.9 gram/liter), potassium (0.2 g/l), calcium (0.015 g/l), and magnesium (0.0013 g/l)."
Thank you, Wikipedia.
Sounds like it's not closely related to humidity, which is pure water vapor. Hot.Water.Vapor.
Could there be a foundation created to withstand intense heat and not melt? An eye shadow? An under eye concealer? Wouldn't it be nice to head to your beach photo shoot knowing your makeup will stay?
How about this: the man of your dreams has just invited you to an offshore island on his boat.
(Smack in the middle of the tropics.) Will there be a frantic foundation panic?
Your makeup artist would have a DJ party armed with anti-humidity makeup and we all know it.
Have you encountered makeup that doesn't melt? Are you a makeup artist who uses techniques that limit melting?
Please comment below. I look forward to your insights!