Tackle heat and humidity in no time…
One of the worst things about this time of year is that the hot and humid weather can take us from flawless to flustered in a matter of minutes. Think running mascara, frizzy hair and lipstick that melts faster than ice cream.
Which is why we’ve put together an edit of some of our favourite anti-humidity beauty products. These long-lasting staples will have you looking fresh-faced and cool and as cucumber (even if you feel anything but).
1. Clarins Fix Make Up at Ounass, Dhs147
We can’t be the only ones sick of sweating all our make-up off the second we step outdoors. Keep the slip and slide for the pool thanks to this long-lasting mist. Enriched with aloe vera, it also soothes the skin, so a quick spritz will have you feeling fresher in no time.
2. Ouai Treatment Masque at Sephora, Dhs158
Brittle locks, be gone. Enriched with artichoke leaf extract (an anti-aging powerhouse), slather this on for silky smooth tresses within 10 minutes. Bonus: this miracle masque is cruelty-free.
3. VDIVOV Lip cut rouge (AED 120) available at The Face Shop stores
Highly pigmented colour in one single stroke which is heat-proof and smudge-free? This deep crimson red hue packs a serious (and purse-friendly) punch. We’re tempted to buy one in every colour…
4. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation at Sephora, Dhs245
Sick of your foundation not sticking around for the long haul? This hard-worker takes on the most humid of climates, lasting an impressive 18 hours.
5. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner at Sephora, Dhs100
Mastered the cat flick? The good news is there’s no risk of it fading, budging or melting thanks to this long-lasting (and vegan!) liner. No wonder it’s an Emirates Woman fave…
6. Benefit Bo-Ing Hydrating Concealer at Namshi, Dhs105
Late night? Super-early gym sesh? This beauty ed-approved concealer keeps under-eye bags (and a multitude of other sins) at bay once the humidity hits. Super-hydrating and non-budging, it’s a cult favourite for a reason.
7. Cactus Water Weightless Moisture Shampoo at Souq, Dhs42
Washing your hair more often now it’s hot? Check. Locks still lacklustre? Stop right there. Enriched with pear seed oil and cactus water, proven to boost moisture and shine, you can now revive dry, fried tresses in no time.
8. Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Tangerine Facial Wipes at Souq, Dhs12.50
Avoid pore-clogging pimples and that pesky sweat-induced irritation thanks to your new BFF, Himalaya facial wipes. Even better, these bad boys remove waterproof mascara, too. Stash these by your desk, stat.
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