Is the heat and humidity in Singapore messing up your immaculate makeup? While there isn’t much you can do about the weather, you can definitely do something to make your make up last longer. Here’s a list of sweat-proof and waterproof beauty products (and some makeup tips) to keep your makeup fresh and more long-lasting.
TOM FORD Foundation/Concealer
A cult favourite, the Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation/Concealer has a hybrid formula that promises complete coverage throughout the day and a long-lasting velvety-matte finish.
Its light texture and non-comedogenic properties also makes it easy to apply and allows your skin to breathe. With 12 amazing shades to choose from, you can easily find one that matches your skin tone and can last through the day.
Quick tip: To get your foundation lasting longer, use oil blotters to dab out perspiration and excess sebum from your face and follow up with a bit of loose powder for that luminescent glow.
IT COSMETICS CC Cream
Colour correcting creams, or CC creams for short, are basically complexion correctors which diminish skin discolourations, conceal enlarged pores and even serve as primers.
The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream is produced by leading aesthetic surgeons and is fast becoming a cult classic thanks to its rave reviews on magazines like Her World. Using natural ingredients and containing SPF 50, it has anti-ageing properties that shield your skin from the sun and humidity.
It is specially formulated to cover all skin imperfections and also touted to stand up excellently against Singapore’s tropical heat. It also comes in five shades – Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Rich – for women of all skin tones.
Quick tip: Less is more. If you can, go foundation-free or use a tinted BB or CC cream to avoid cakey or blotchy makeup.
BOBBI BROWN Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Eyeliners are great to define the eyes but with Singapore’s hot and humid weather, it is important to choose one that does not smudge or melt. Bobbi Brown’s award-winning, long-wear gel eyeliner offers up to 12 hours of waterproof and sweat-resistant wear and won’t result in you having panda eyes at the end of the day.
This gel eyeliner, which is endorsed by celebrities like Rihanna and Jessica Biel, glides on smoothly and does not flake or fade off. With five lovely colours to choose from, you can create the best look that complements your make-up looks.
Quick Tip: Dust a little of translucent loose powder on your eyelids as a base before applying your gel eyeliner to help it last longer in the hot and humid climate.
AQUA SEAL Make Up For Ever
Liquid converters are a useful makeup product that can transform your daily makeup products into waterproof formulas, perfect for Singaporeans in our hot and humid weather! Aqua Seal Make Up For Ever is one such liquid converter and probably one of the best ways to “lock in” your makeup through those sweltering days.
But how does Aqua Seal work? Simply dip a brush into a few drops of this miracle water and mix it with your makeup item with the brush. Apply the mixture onto your face and you will get smudge-proof, waterproof and vivid makeup. From eyeshadows to eyebrow pencils and loose powder, Aqua Seal Make Up For Ever helps strengthen their colour pigments for a striking and enduring make up, even on hot and humid days!
Quick Tip: For liquid makeup items, use your fingers or a fine brush. Warm fingertips help your make up blend faster and more smoothly. Always tap your makeup gently especially around the sensitive eye areas to prevent formation of lines and wrinkles.
SUPERGOOP! Sun Block
As its name suggests, Supergoop is super good when it comes to protecting your skin against ultra-violet rays. Equipped with SPF 50 and with glacial milk and aloe water as its main hydrating ingredients, it also reduces the formation of lines and wrinkles and is slightly tinted to serve as a make-up base.
This sunscreen also contains calendula flower extract which serves as a natural anti-bacterial agent for clean and clear skin even after sweating buckets! The best part is, it is is both oil-free and water resistant so it can withstand perspiration and will help your make up to last longer.
Quick Tip: Apply sunscreen on a clean face and give it a few minutes to be absorbed before putting on your makeup. This will help your makeup to last longer.
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