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    22 Beauty Products From Walmart That'll Last Even During The Toughest Humidity

    Frizzy hair and sweaty makeup are about to meet their worst enemies.

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    1. Pantene Intense Rescue Shots inject hair-strengthening nutrients like vitamin B5 straight into your strands for a much-needed dose of moisture. Everything your dry, damaged hair could ever want to resist frizzing the moment you leave your air-conditioned apartment for the muggy outdoors is contained in each single-use tube.

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    Promising review: "I have a hard time styling my frizz. This product is amazing at doing that. I could brush my wet hair with ease, and I let it air dry. I could tell the difference compared to my other products." β€”Shatzie

    Price: $4.77 for a pack of three

    2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer masks dark circles and reduces under-eye puffiness thanks to skin-loving ingredients like goji berries and Haloxyl (because what is sleep?). Inside you may be cursing what feels like 500 (million) days of sticky summer weather, but you'll look fresh, well-rested, and ready to take on the day.

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    Promising review: "The best drugstore concealer by a mile!!! Long-lasting, full coverage, and the price point is amazing. It doesn't dry out my under eyes and always looks flawless. I would choose this over any high end concealers." β€”chloeh9eb3

    Price: $7.94 (available in 10 shades)

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer and why it's her favorite.

    3. Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner infuses your locks with hydrating avocado and jojoba oil to repair damaged hair cuticles that can make your mane look frizzy. Think of dry, brittle hair as a porous sponge that soaks up moisture (aka humidity) in the air. The result: a hot mess.

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    Promising review: "This produce takes the frizz out of my hair. I like the way it leaves my hair feeling. It's not greasy, and I still have bounce in my curls." β€”Momma Bird_JR372JL0K3FV

    Price: $2.97

    4. Garnier Damage-Repairing 1 Minute Hair Mask transforms weak, fragile hair into something you'll actually want to touch again in just 60 seconds. Use it as a leave-in conditioner for those mornings when you snoozed the past five alarms and literally do not have three extra minutes to spare to enjoy all-day, frizz-proof locks.

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    Promising review: "It smelled delicious and made my hair stay soft for two days! My hair tends to get frizzy by the end of the day and this mask made it stay nice and straight. I also love that you can use it as a mask or leave-in conditioner." β€”Roxxalxnda

    Price: $2.97

    5. Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Waterproof Mascara lengthens your lashes, locks in the curl, and basically will not budge in even the most humid climates. And while it will stay all day (which is nice but tbh I want to be in bed before 10 p.m.), you can easily remove the mascara with your favorite makeup remover.


    Promising review: "I have straight lashes, so most of the time mascaras won't hold a curl. I like this mascara because it's sweat-proof and smudge-proof. If you have a little bit of curl, you're going to love this mascara." β€”Miamaibeauty

    Price: $7.98+ (available in two shades)

    6. Carol's Daughter Curl-Quenching Deep Moisture Mask delivers hydration and frizz-fighting powers to natural hair via a velvety soft mask that smells absolutely ~amazing~. It's made with moisturizing coconut milk and oil, as well as mango and murumuru butters. Forcing yourself to leave your apartment when it's 95 degrees outside and basically a sauna sucks, but at least your hair will look fab.


    Some things it's never made with: parabens, silicones, or artificial colors.

    Promising review: "Looked lovely on natural 3abc hair, as well as on my relaxed ends. It left my curls manageable and lightweight. The texture of this creme mask is exactly as stated β€” very creamy and thick. My hair felt moisturized after use... It prepped my hair, diminishing, if not eliminating, my frizz. It helps to keep my hair tangle-free during and after application. I loved this product mixed in with my normal conditioner if I have less time to wait on the mask itself." β€”amberw9

    Price: $13.97

    7. Olaplex No. 3 revives colored hair like nothing else I have ever tried. As someone who has consistently bleached her hair every six weeks for the last three years and who hates more than half-an-inch of roots, I can 100% vouch for how magical this product is. I could walk into a literal swamp and my hair would look like it's fresh from the salon.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING!! My hair was overprocessed and brittle. I felt dramatic results within one use. Love this product!" β€”M

    Price: $32.98

    Check out our in-depth Olaplex No. 3 review and learn why we β€” and tons of other people β€” love it.

    8. Maybelline Blur + Pore Primer extends the life of your foundation (because the last thing you want to do is spend an hour on your makeup only to sweat it off) while also evening your skin tone, fading redness, and blurring lines. You can wear it on its own when it's too hot for a full face of makeup or under your favorite foundation.

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    Promising review: "I have a go-to primer that is twice the price of this one, but it's so great to not have to spend that much to get results. My makeup still lasted all day with this one β€” outdoors, inside, Texas heat and all. I'm very impressed and am happy to have an affordable new option!" β€”181854

    Price: $7.94

    9. It's A 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin builds protein in your hair to give you the polished, salon-perfect hair of your dreams, because what even was the point of waking up early to spend three hours straightening your mane if it's just going to frizz and curl the minute you step outside. (*Shakes fist* Curse you, humidity!) Now you can beat the frizz and basically get a keratin treatment at home for a fraction of the price.

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    Promising review: "Love this for my thick coarse hair! It helps detangle and de-frizz my hair. I used to put argan oil to do that job, but love this so much better." β€”Chimer

    Price: $30.52 (originally $42.99)

    10. Revlon ColorStay Foundation mattifies oily skin and keeps it from looking slick or greasy for up to 24 hours so you can spend less time fixing streaky foundation and more time searching for precious, precious AC. It's oil-free, comes with SPF 15 for added sun protection, and offers medium to full buildable coverage.

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    Promising review: "This foundation has great coverage and feels light on your face. But what makes it awesome is how long it lasts and you never need to touch it up! I put my make up on at 7:30 a.m., took my dog out, fed my horses, got my kid ready, went to the zoo (mind you I live in south Louisiana and it's almost summer time), chased a 5-year-old around, and here it is 11 hours later and my make up still looks AWESOME!" β€”Summer

    Price: $9.98 (available in 11 shades)

    11. Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer streamlines your makeup routine by combining two steps: foundation and concealer. Plus, it reduces the number of products you may usually use on your face, meaning your skin can breathe easier when it's hot and stuffy outside. This lightweight formula is long-lasting, oil-free(!!), water-resistant, sweat-proof, and the bottle is recyclable.


    Promising review: "I have used several foundations in this life...many of them more expensive than Milani, but I can say I have finally found one that truly keeps it word! It stays put all day and covers imperfections beautifully without me looking embalmed lol! I didn't believe it was sweat-proof or waterproof, but it really is. I can cry at weddings and still be gorgeous!" β€”LINDA

    Price: $8.97+ (available in 24 shades)

    12. ColorWow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray guards against frizz for three. whole. days. (even through shampooing) and now I feel like a dummy for accepting anything less from my hair products. It's made with a winning combination of chamomile extract to protect colored hair and calendula extract to keep it hydrated.

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    Promising review: "I live on the Gulf Coast and there is 100% humidity here at times. I spray this on my damp hair after shampooing and conditioning. I blow dry and then straighten with a straightener and have no more problems with frizz and my hair stays straight! I feel like the more I use this product, the softer my hair has become with no build-up!" β€”Sandy

    Price: $20.90

    13. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a splurge-worthy buy that dries your locks in just 10 minutes without extreme damage. Umm, yes pls! This means smoother, shinier hair that's 61% less frizzy, according to Dyson. Your best hair day β€” even when it's soupy outside β€” starts with this hair dryer.

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    Promising review: "How did I live without this for so long! I'm so amazed at the difference this has made to my hair. My hair is very frizz-prone and normal blow-drying makes it really puff out. This dryer takes most of the frizz out just with the normal dryer not even using the smoother. I'm totally blown away!" β€”Lovingthis

    Price: $379.80

    Check out our deep dive into the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.

    14. Coty Airspun Translucent Setting Powder helps regulate your skin's oil production so you can face β€” pun intended! β€” hot weather and humidity like a pro. This long-lasting loose powder also smooths the appearance of fine lines and blemishes (looking at you, adult acne).


    Promising review: "I love this product. I use is as a finishing powder. It doesn't show my wrinkles or pores; it does the opposite. The smell is great. It controls my oiliness for almost eight hours. I am in love with this product. And the best part is the price." β€”lulip

    Price: $5.97 (available in six shades)

    15. John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Crème is a tall glass of water and your parched, frizzy hair is begging for a drink. It tames baby hairs and fly-aways so your hair looks sleek instead of static-y — no matter the weather.

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    Promising review: "I have moderately curly hair and I've tried everything on the market. This product and the Frizz Ease primer are the only ones I use. Oh, and did I mention I live in Florida? Yeah, the humidity down here is off the chain! This product keeps my hair curly but not frizzy. It allows my curls to look defined but not sticky. Good stuff!!" β€”veroshopper

    Price: $7.47

    16. Garnier Anti-Humidity Hairspray forms a protective shell around your hair, blocking out frizz-causing moisture so your curls hold for up to 24 hours. Oh, and it's paraben-free, too!

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    Promising review: "I have hair that gets really out of control in the humidity. I use this spray every morning when I leave for work. It holds, yet it is soft to the touch. Smells great and works great!" β€”Debbie

    Price: $6.63 for a pack of two

    17. Milani Eyeshadow Primer produces the perfect base for your eye makeup, ensuring it goes on smoother and lasts longer. It'll last you from early morning classes or shifts when it's somehow already disgustingly steamy to sweaty late nights out and a fast-food run at 2 a.m.


    Promising review: "This eyeshadow primer is must have. I've tried many drugstore eyeshadow primers and I must say this is by far the best. I hate when a primer makes your lids look all crinkly when you apply eyeshadow; it's the worst look ever and this primer does not do that. It makes your eyeshadow more rich looking, does not crease, does not budge, and staying power for me was at least 12 hours. I don't see why anyone would pay for a high-end primer when this does the job." β€”Shell83

    Price: $6.39

    18. L'OrΓ©al Wave Swept Spray is for anyone looking to relive their mid-'00s scrunched hair dreams. This lightweight spray enhances your hair's natural waves while adding shine and frizz protection.

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    Promising review: "I have naturally wavy hair, but anytime I air dry it, it gets super frizzy. Which is why I normally take the excruciating amount of time to blow dry it straight and run a flat iron through it. Doing that has caused so much damage to my hair, though. So I have been trying to let my hair dry natural and stay away from heat products for a while. This wave spray not only smells so good, but it keeps my naturally wavy hair from going wildly frizzy as it dries. As a matter of fact, I actually keep a bottle in my purse for those days when it decides it's going to rain and make my straight hair wavy again. Even in that aspect, as it dries, it cuts down on the frizz." β€”Pixipoppi

    Price: $3.85

    19. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner fulfills all your smokey eye fantasy looks without fading β€” even through heat, sweat, and humidity. Or, use this creamy pencil to easily create the perfect cat-eye. My personal favorite option: Run it along your bottom waterline like it's 2007 and your mom is driving you and your bestie to a Fall Out Boy concert.

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    Reviewers recommend also buying an eye pencil sharper.

    Promising review: "The Rimmel liner glides on smooth so you can create subtle eye definition for day or a dramatic eye look for a night out. It stays on till you wash it off at night. It doesn't crease or smudge. Very easy to use and is perfect if you are a makeup newbie!" β€”beautifulromantic

    Price: $3.97 (available in six shades)

    20. L'OrΓ©al Elnett Satin Hairspray blankets your hair with its humidity-resistant formula so your curls stay curly even when you're sweating through a Florida wedding in the middle of summer.

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    Promising review: "I don't often use hairspray, and when I do my thick hair seems to best all the ones I've previously tried. I curled my hair for an outdoor event (I live where it's humid and hot) and used this hairspray and my curls were still in place three hours later after being outside! Hair didn't feel sticky either which is a plus!" β€”EmSchofield

    Price: $6.66

    21. NYX Matte Makeup Setting Spray maintains your makeup all day with its vegan, cruelty-free formula so your face looks fresh even when there's a heatwave.

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    Promising review: "This setting spray has always been a favorite and has gotten me through many workout sessions in the summer Florida heat on top of nine-hour workdays, so I already knew it was good. But today on my lunch break i was playing with my dog, turned the wrong way, and my foot met air.... and I face-planted straight into my pool. Did I need an outfit change? Yes. Did I need to touch up my makeup? NOPE, NOT AT ALL! My makeup looked just as good as it did hours before. I'm constantly blown away by this." β€”zoewg123

    Price: $3.75+ (also available in a two-pack)

    22. Goody Ouchless Elastics secure your hair up and away from your face on days when it's too hot to bother looking extra polished (at least your neck will be cool!). Plus, there are no metal bits that will rip hair from your scalp when you let your hair down at the end of the day. Messy buns forever!


    Price: $2.17

    I love Monica, but don't be like her.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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