|My Picks for a Heat-Resistant Look|
The easiest thing for me to suggest is that you don't wear any makeup at all and just wear sunscreen and keep reapplying throughout the day. But that's not gonna happen, right? Haha! Makeup or no makeup, make sure you stay hydrated and keep reapplying that sunscreen! My personal favorite is Trader Joe's Face & Body Sunscreen with SPF 30 (only available in stores, $5.99).
Frankly, if it's near or over 100°F degrees outside, I don't know if there's any amount of primer or setting spray that can help you looking like you just did your makeup. You're very likely going to have your sunnies on anyway. Make sure you kick back and enjoy the music and the company of your friends!
I have linked my product recommendations to where you can purchase them.
Let's start off with the face. If the weather is warm but not sweltering, I would recommend a mineral powder foundation with SPF. At least on me, it doesn't seem to wear off in large amounts like liquid foundations do when I'm out in the heat. I like Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light N10 as it is very sheer.
|Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light N10|
I mostly sweat in my t-zone more than my cheeks so I have no real issues with powder vs cream blushes. I personally stick with powdered blushes. I would think that since you'll have a flushed look from the sun anyway, just a light touch of blush would do.
|Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll|
I'm really loving Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll. It's super affordable and you just need a light tap of it on your cheeks to get the most lovely pink flush. (Oops, I forgot to include this with the group pic above!)
For eyes, I think keeping it simple with neutral shades would be best since it won't be as noticeable if it does wear off. Start off with an eyeshadow primer like Urban Decay Primer Potion to help lock down the shadows.
|Urban Decay Primer Potion|
If you'd rather go for a winged liner look over your eyes, I highly recommend Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner. The liner gel comes in a little pot with a small brush. This stuff applies like a dream and lasts all day on me.
|Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner in Blackest Black|
Here's my favorite part: mascara! Find your favorite waterproof mascara and it will be your best friend that day. The mixture of oil and sweat is a guarantee for regular mascara to get smudgy on the lower lids. My favorite waterproof mascara is CoverGirl's Lash Blast 24hr. It holds my curled lashes instantly and dries super fast. You just need a little patience at the end of the evening when gently removing it with waterproof makeup remover.
|CoverGirl Lash Blast 24hr Mascara in Very Black|
There are lots of options out there for long-lasting lip colors. The most low maintenance one I can recommend is the Maybelline SuperStay 24 Hour Lip Color. They may not have the most "fun" color selection but they get the job done. Apply a thin coat of liquid color first, wait one minute for it to dry, then apply the balm from the other end to give a semi-glossy finish. You can reapply the balm throughout the day as it wears off, but don't reapply the actual color as it can get clumpy mixing with your first coat.
|Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Lip Color in 100 Very Cranberry|
If my suggestion above is too drying for you, Revlon Colorburst Balm Stains are another great option. They apply like a lip balm but leave a lovely stain on your lips once the semi-glossy coat has worn off. I love that there are a variety of fun shades to choose from and range from light to dark.
|My Fave Lazy-Girl Shade in Honey from the Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain Line|
THE FINAL TOUCH
Lastly, finish off your look with a few spritzes of a setting spray. I use Make Up For Ever's Mist & Fix.
|MUFE Mist & Fix|
WHAT TO PACK
Here are the things I would pack in a small makeup bag for the big music festival day:
- Travel-size sunscreen
- Lip balm with SPF
- Hand sanitizer
- Mini vial of perfume or mini deodorant for a quick freshen up
- Lip color used that day
- A small mirror
- A hair tie
- Pack of tissues
- Pack of blotting tissues
- Pack of makeup remover wipes to freshen up for when things get really grimey
|Epielle Green Tea Cleansing Tissues|
I hope these tips are helpful for you whether you're attending a music festival or working an outdoor event. You can always test drive these products before the actual event day to see how it works with you.
Do you have any music festivals lined up? What are some heat-resistant/sweat-resistant products you've used and love? Let me know in the comments below!