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Cruelty-Free Makeup Tutorial | How to Make Your Foundation Last in Heat and Humidity

Cruelty-Free Makeup Tutorial | How to Make Your Foundation Last in Heat and Humidity

I wanted to share my routine for how to make your foundation last in heat and humidity. As you know, I live in Tampa Florida, and Central Florida is hot and humid for much of the year. This cruelty-free foundation routine gives me a flawless base all day. It keeps my dry, sensitive skin happy and it doesn’t cake up on me because I use about 50% less foundation than normal. I’ve tested this and gotten 12 hours of wear with 3 hours sitting outside in the heat and humidity.

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Cruelty-Free Makeup Tutorial | How to Make Your Foundation Last in Heat and Humidity Video

How to Make Your Foundation Last and Look Flawless in Heat and Humidity Without Caking Up

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How to Make Your Foundation Last in Heat and Humidity Cruelty-Free Makeup Tutorial | How to Make Your Foundation Last in Heat and Humidity

Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Reduction for Dry Skin SPF 30
Silk Naturals Close-Up Illuminating Powder
UD Naked Skin Mint Color Corrector
UD Naked Skin Fair Neutral Concealer 
UD One & Done Foundation in Light  mixed with The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops in Lightening
Makeup Geek Break Up – contour
Aromaleigh Ishtar – blush
Aromaleigh Ostara mixed with Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy – highlighter
UD All Nighter Spray

UD Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer
Smashbox Illuminating Under Eye Primer
UD Walk of Shame – base shade
Makeup Geek – Fashion Addict, Hot Pants, Confection, Phantom
Makeup Geek Plumeria, Obsidian Eyeliners
UD Solstice
Glossier Boy Brow Black

OCC Hoochie pencil
UD Venom Lipstick
Too Faced Pitch Perfect Lipstick
Too Faced Unicorn Tears Lipstick

I did touch up my pink hair this weekend. I used Pravana Wild Orchid (mixed with a tiny bit of Manic Panic Cotton Candy Pink and some Ion Color Brilliance in Magenta) to revive the color. I basically was trying to use up what I had on hand. I love how it turned out.

I love how the UD One & Done really looks like skin vs. a heavy mask of foundation. This method of applying foundation uses less product than normal, feels like I have very little makeup on, and lasts all day. I love it. While this definitely works for me and my dry skin, I think it would work for oily skin as well, if you chose the right setting powder.

How do you make your foundation last during the Summer?

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  • Waving from northern Lake County ? the struggle is real in keeping our foundation from melting here in Florida..the summer is the worst time with the humidity. Urban Decay definitely keeps my makeup on my face and not dripping down my neck lol

  • Thank you so much for these tips. In Melbourne it is very hot and humid in summer – we have just had the longest and most humid summer ever. I didn’t know that you could use powder before your foundation like you did and I am going to get some of that Silk Naturals Illuminating powder and setting spray to use. Love your hair and your make up look.

  • I would think that Florida, depending on which area in Florida, probably is pretty consistent with the humidity where I live in Mississippi. Any makeup routine that will last in the heat of the summer months says much about the products. Thanks for sharing what you use.

  • Great tips. When it gets hot here, I forego silicone primer, use mineral veil under and over powder foundation, and use setting spray. But it’s not constantly hot and humid here in Oregon, thank goodness.

  • This advice couldn’t have come at a better time.. this spring weather has me ending my days looking like a melted mess!

  • I need to grab that UP spray for when I go home to India! The heat and humidity are killers!

  • I can’t get over how much I love your hair. And great tips! Saving for later when it gets hotter here

  • It gets humid here in AZ during the monsoon and I hate it! I can’t imagine having to tolerate that nonsense year round. 😛

  • I will definitely put these tips to use. I can’t even imagine living somewhere hot/humid for more than a few months at a time though.

  • My foundation doesn’t last as long as I like and it’s not even hot yet. I’ll have to pull products and try this out.

  • Great tips to extend the life of your foundations! If that works for you in Florida, then it will definitely work for me in LA! I absolutely love how vibrant your hair color is after your touch-up! GORGEOUS!!!!!

  • I have never used a setting spray. If summer ever gets here, I’ll get one!

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