Midsummer is upon us. How’s your makeup holding up?
You think you’d be spending most of this warm weather looking sun-kissed and glowy on the beach, but reality isn’t so kind. When you spend close to an hour beating your face only to have your makeup melt away after you step outside into the blistering sun, we totally get why anyone would be wishing for the rainy season to come sooner.
But don’t go packing away your makeup until the weather gets cooler (unless you actually enjoy being bare-faced, in which case, more power to you). You just need to revamp your makeup to help your makeup last through the sweat and humidity. Here are the essentials.
SPF isn’t just for the beach. Even though Filipino babes are blessed with melanin, that doesn’t mean that you can afford to skip on SPF. In the summer, the UV index in the Philippines exceeds the 11 rating on a regular basis, which means that we’re in extreme risk from UV exposure. You want to get a summer glow, not get burned. Opt for sun protection you can wear every day, and don’t forget to wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
Oil Control Foundation
Hot, humid weather leaves skin oily and sweaty, but you can look fresh-faced after hours in the heat with oil control foundation. Look for formulas with SPF for extra sun protection!
Kat Von D Signature Brow Pencil (PHP1,395); K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo Lasting Eyebrow Tint (PHP895); Colourette Browfessional Smudge Proof 2-in-1 Pomade (PHP349)
Brows frame the face, and once you’ve got them sorted, you can basically go on with your day without any other products on your face. Have on-fleek brows all day, errday with these long-lasting formulas.
Sure, this weather will probably leave you with a natural flush, but pop on one of these beauties to keep that color on your face even after heading into cooler, air-conditioned locations.
There are few things more heartbreaking than drawing on the perfect winged eye only to have it smear all over your face after a few sweaty minutes outside. Keep that from ever happening again by using long-wearing eyeliners that won’t budge.
Isn’t it amazing what baking can do? Just dusting on some powder after applying everything else can do wonders for its longevity.
Urban Decay All Nighter Anti-Pollution Setting Spray (PHP2,060); NYX Makeup Setting Spray Dewy (PHP520); Hello Gorgeous Make-up Setting Spray (PHP125)
What’s more satisfying than finishing off your makeup application with a few sprays from your favorite setting spray? A good setting spray lets your makeup set into your skin, making it look more natural while helping it last.
Now that your make-up is perfect, help it stay that way by pressing on one of these babies when you’re feeling particularly shiny.
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