If you’re Malaysian, I’d think you would know how I feel about having humidity-proof beauty products around. Seriously, it is that crucial. Being outside in Kuala Lumpur yesterday felt like living inside a molten lava. Alright, I’m exaggerating, but it was hot, humid and completely intolerable.
Being in the city, it felt sticky everywhere, and the pollution is not helping either. Throughout yesterday, I looked like a hot mess — still hot nonetheless.
Since Malaysia’s climate are semi-bipolar, this will insinuate all sorts of aesthetics challenges. Especially when it comes to makeup and hair, this will be tough. How do you walk around in 38 degrees in the city with a melted face and frizzy, sweaty hair?
The question hung in the air.
JK, not really.
Thankfully, there a number of perfect humidity-proof products that will get you look put together, from the sticky air in the morning all the way to the night. Below are personally tested in the heat of Kuala Lumpur (or anywhere else that’s blazing hot).
Humidity-Proof Beauty Products #1 – Foundation
This gel foundation is everything. It is lightweight, but buildable in coverage. This perfect for the heat, though, because it’ll even out your skin tone without the heavy feeling. The color payoff stays on all day and it leaves a natural finish that doesn’t require much blotting no matter where applied.
Humidity-Proof Beauty Products #2 -Waterproof Mascara
The only reason I wore waterproof mascara was because the length of my lashes — I’d look like a raccoon in a blink of an eye. Imagine two (I’m so funny)! This mascara is amazing when it comes to surviving the humidity. I could pray without having to smear black liquid all over my prayer mat and my lashes were kept all day long! Trust me, I have done the experiment. Never again.
Humidity-Proof Beauty Products #3 – Eye Shadow Primer
This potion is da real MVP. Besides that, this potion happens to be every beauty guru’s Holy Grail product. Imagine, having to take your makeup the night off, rather than your usual ring finger in the middle of the day. Huzzah.
Humidity-Proof Beauty Products #4 – Waterproof Liquid Liner
This eyeliner is long-wearing as it is, however I would recommend using the primer above for a longer staying power. That way, when it ends up raining — you would still look fab, girl. Hello, catlinerrrr, you better WERK.
Humidity-Proof Beauty Products #5 -Anti-Humidity Hairspray
Last, but not least — this one is for the non-hijabis out there. I have never used a hairspray myself, but I know that Oribe is an amazing brand. Give it a try and let me know?