Humidity and heat can cause your pretty morning makeup to disappear by lunch time. Below, we give you the tips and tricks you need to master how to look fresh all day.
1. Start with a makeup-ready canvas.
An oily face will make your makeup melt faster. For locked and loaded gorgeousness, applying makeup on clean, supple skin is key. Remove dirt and oil by washing your face with a gentle cleanser, and re-hydrate with a lightweight oil-free moisturizer. Let your face absorb the product before you start doing your makeup.
Pond's Flawless White Dewy Rose Gel, P395
Ponds is available at department stores.
2. Prime your skin.
It's vital to use primers to allow your makeup to stay all day. A face primer smoothens the skin's surface and keeps shine at bay—your foundation won't melt! Dabbing an eye shadow primer on the lids would also keep your eye makeup, mascara, and liner from spreading all over your face.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Classic, P1,950
Smashbox is available at Beauty Bar branches.
3. Use the right products.
Using a long-wearing foundation will guarantee a flawless face for hours. Just remember to apply the base in thin layers. Thick layers melt off faster, and the coverage looks fake, too! Lip and cheek stains have better staying power compared to powder blushes and regular lipsticks. But if you prefer to put on your fave lipstick shade, follow this lipstick application technique for a budge-proof pout.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, P2,650
Bobbi Brown is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura, and Rustan's branches.
4. Set your face properly.
Lightly dust loose translucent powder to lock in your makeup. You can also mist makeup setting spray to back up your makeup's lasting ability—this also grants a natural finish to a powdered face.
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Makeup Setting Spray
Make Up For Ever is available at SM Megamall, Greenbelt 3, and SM Mall of Asia.
5. Keep your hands off your face.
Avoid touching your face with your hands. Besides transferring pimple-causing germs, your hands' natural oils will cause your makeup to budge.
6. Be ready for makeup emergencies.
In case of extreme humidity, arm your kikay kit with the essentials: oil-blotting sheets, powder, lipstick, and tissue. You can retouch your makeup in no time!