No tolerance for hot climates & all my makeup melts/sweats off! Am i the only 1~HELP!

GUNG

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Aug 25, 2007
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Seriously, when and where it is hot or humid, I sweat like a pig. Im talking like sweat rolling down my face, erasing my foundation, ruining my eye makeup and basically making it absolutely pointless for me to wear makeup whatsoever. I lived in a cool and balmy climate before bur since I moved to a hotter part of California, I have not been able to wear makeup!

When I was travelling in Atlanta and New York, I COULD NOT believe how hot it was out there. I knew there was no way my makeup would survive! Im beginning to wonder...is this normal?

Its awful! I look like CRAP without makeup and I dont know what to do. Is there anyone else who experiences this? Also, I dont know if the sweating is condition but I do know that no one else in my family sweats like me, and I dont ever really notice other ladies having this kind of *problem*.

:sad: Please help.
 

melopuff

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Yes! this happens to me every time I travel to humid or hot places such as gold coast in aussie and parts of asia.

I find that using a mattifying fluid under my foundation really helps with my makeup staying in place. I personally use Chanel mattifying fluid which is part of the Purete range - for young blemish prone skin.

Another tip - for mascara use waterproof!

hope that helps!
 

FijiBuni

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Aug 25, 2006
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I hope that its normal cause I have the same exact problem.. I live in Arizona (haven't live here my whole life) and every time its just a little warmer I get sweat on my upper lip on my forehead it looks like i'm melting hahahahahaahah I just use this stuff from Chanel this pressed powder that helps with shininess, I end up using the makeup sponge to help soak up the sweat (I know its gross but its all I can really do :shrugs:) I haven't found anything that works really.....
 

chanel princess

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I travel to HK a lot and it's mainly always during summer so it's VERY hot and humid there. This passed summer I took my Mat Velvet + foundation by Make Up For Ever and my makeup stayed on all day because it's water resistant (the entire MUFE line is either water resistant or waterproof). I still sweated like crazy but I just used tissue to blot my face and didn't have to worry about my foundation coming off as well.
In the past, when I was still using Bare Minerals, I brought it to HK and all my makeup just disappeared in a few hours.
 

gillianna

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I lived in Florida for 20+ years and found that the less makeup you wear in hot weather the better. I used a tinted moisturizer over my sunscreen and a light bronzer (bobbi brown) and Chanel pencil eyeshadow and waterproof mascara. I used pink lipgloss not lipstick. I never had problems and the humidity was horrible. But I tried to go as light as possible. Blotting papers also helped alot. I think it is just hit and miss to see what works in hot weather.
 

sarahcantiik

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Living in Indonesia basically all my life, I know what it's all about. That's why I do what gilliana said, that is to wear as lil make up as possible. I only wear oil free sunblock that double as a foundation (derm prescribed) and that's it. I dont wear any powder whatsoever. And then, just waterproof mascara, eyeshadow (if I feel like it), eyeliner, lipgloss. I only wear full makeup if I'm absolutely certain I'll be going to somewhere with air conditioning.
 

REYNALD0C

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Do you use primers? That would be one thing.. Try out Urban Decays Primer Potion for under eyeshadows, and some kinda face primer, I use the new Photo finish light from Smashbox! Its a have to have for oily or acne prone skin!
 

REYNALD0C

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OH also what I do, is I do my skin regime, then get blotting paper blot off oils after letting eveything sit for like 10 minutes.. then prime, then make up.
 

ally24k

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I usually try to keep my makeup light to avoid the cake thing going on. Also as Reynald0c says, primer is a must! Usually in hot climates I just use primer, tinted moisturiser, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow, light blush, mascara, and lipgloss.
 

Jayne1

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^^ I haven't found primer to be helpful... perhaps I need to try a different one. Sweat is sweat. Everything is going to roll off. Including the lipgloss.

I love the summer months, but I look better in the cooler weather.
 

Deelove82

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There is a foundation by Shiseido which has SPF 40 and is water resistant. It comes in a little blue bottle. I use it during summer.
 
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