Anyone who’s ever sweated off their mascara at a street festival knows that when makeup and humidity mix, the result isn’t pretty. We reached out to local drag queen Dear Ruthie – who hosts The Bingo Game Show at Hamburger Mary’s on Wednesdays – for some advice on how to look perfectly put together even when the forecast is calling for a hot mess.
The key isn’t in the makeup, girls, it’s in knowing yourself, your skin and how your body reacts to heat (in other words, sweat). For instance, I can be outdoors in the heat, shooting my reality show, “Camp Wannakiki,” for 12-hour days, and I don’t worry one bit about my makeup. Put me in front of a hot spotlight in a nightclub for a 3-minute song, and my face will instantly start to melt. Once you know how your body reacts to heat, you can better adjust your makeup to adapt to the situation.
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For daytime outdoor events, I pare down on the contour and amp up the powder a bit. If the event moves indoors later in the day, I can simply give my face a quick refresh by adding more contour.
I’m in LOVE with CoverGirl Outlast All-Day lipstick. It never comes off, smears, nada. So worth the extra bucks! I applied it once, and I’ve been wearing it for years since … the same coat. I’m kidding, of course, but it really doesn’t come off until you wash it off your lips.