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Dog Days of Summer...the affect of Humidity on Mascara

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Dog Days of Summer...the affect of Humidity on Mascara

We all want perfect eyes. Our eyes are one of the first areas that people look at when they look at us. To have strong eyes and strong lashes is to be strong! This means that we owe it to ourselves to prepare for any possible weather conditions when we consider what we apply to our eyelashes.

Unfortunately for many of us living in humid areas, moisture is very bad on mascara. I am especially sorry for our mascara wearing gals and guys in Florida! Why, you ask, is moisture bad for mascara? We will give you plenty of reasons that will leave you running to the nearest Ulta, Sephora, or drug store for a waterproof product.


Mascara has the ability to budge. It isn’t perfect. So when water hits that beautiful black lash you’re wearing, it tends to smudge onto your skin when you blink your eyes. Think dark raccoon eyes. Moisture from humidity or even just hard workouts will create this smudge quickly. Before you know it you’re walking around with black circles. Nobody wants these smudges to break their flawless look.

Waterproof mascara can be essential for humid weather. If you haven’t already, you might consider giving the Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof mascara a try:

It claims you can cry all you want without smudging or running.


Speaking of running, depending on how much humidity you’re lashes are experiencing, you can bypass the smudge worry and start worrying about your mascara running instead. If exposed to extreme moisture, mascara will run down your face like you’ve been crying all night.

To avoid this, it is recommended to use a waterproof mascara like Urban Decay’s. Another recommendation we have to avoid the running problems is from Lancome. Lancome’s Définicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara offers a thin application brush to be easily applied to the bottom lashes, where mascara often runs from. It claims to withstand tears and inclement weather. It must be worth a try for the humid days!

Dry lashes

Humidity often comes with high heat, which is difficult on our eyelashes. High heat actually dries our lashes out and breaks down our hair therefore leaving us lower quality eyelashes. Maintaining the health of our lashes should be a high beauty priority. Vitamins are very helpful for eyelashes.

If dry lashes are of concern to you, we recommend the Lash Food Ultra Rich Volumizing mascara, which promises to promote healthy lashes while also being semi-waterproof.

How to combat humidity: Vitamins

If you have concerns about the quality of your eyelashes and want to focus on maintenance and growth despite the humidity you experience, vitamins may be the way to go.

The following vitamins are very helpful in lash health: Vitamin B prevents lashes from becoming brittle; vitamin C helps collagen production and repairs follicle damage; vitamin E protects your lashes from free radicals; and vitamin H encourages growth and stimulation.

Overall, it is best if you consider the climate you’re in before you purchase products. If you want to avoid the running, smudging, or drying in high humidity and heat, snagging a quality waterproof mascara will help.


What about you? Do you have any suggestions of how to beat the dog days of summer heat? Please leave a Comment below.  

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