It's a known fact that if you go outside during the hottest months of the year, your face will get shiny within minutes, despite all of your attempts to powder it into submission. This is a rare beauty-related occasion in which it's best to accept fate and throw yourself to the tides, because they're going to take you anyway.
However, there are some ways to mitigate face melt. Be cautious about eyeliner and shimmer, which looks like sludge tracked home from a rainy rave when mixed with sweat.* If you can, opt for stains. Within this category, I'm all about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics's Lip Tar in Black Dahlia, because witchy > sun-kissed, even during the summer.
Lip Tar is not an earth-shattering find in the slightest, but the fact that you can put a little bit on, forget about it, get all sweaty and not have to deal with it getting messy is a true joy during this time of year. In fact, it looks even better if you skip the rest of your makeup entirely and make that dark, awesome lip the focal point of your face. And what could be easier?
Obsessive Compuslive Cosmetics Matte Lip Tar in Black Dahlia, $18, available at Nordstrom.
*If that is your chosen aesthetic, please ignore me entirely and go for it.
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