If you’re going to invest in good quality makeup, better put your money in those that can keep up with you through rain, sweat, and oil. Staying power is the name of the game, and these products deliver.
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation
P2,350, Rustan’s Beauty Source
This foundation promises 15 hours of coverage, and it definitely delivers. It doesn’t oxidize so much upon application even if you’ve got acidic perspiration, and it feels very light on your skin that you won’t need to worry about it caking if you apply it well. It can easily get you from day to night, too—no reapplication needed.
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush
More of a tint than a blush, this “sorbet” is a cream-con-mousse-like product that doesn’t only smell good but also works great when you take time to build it up with a brush. You can use your fingers too, but you’ll need to use more of the product since the pigment will more likely stain your tips instead of your cheeks. Here’s a cream blush pro-tip from YouTube star and drag queen Willam Belli on Elle: “I think a cream blush placed under foundation works the best. That way it shows through the skin the way your face does when it naturally blushes.”
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
There have been a lot of rave reviews about this product as while the color choices are pretty neutral, they are pigmented enough to last you the whole day with no need to retouch. It requires a bit of a splurge, but it’s sulit. You only need a little to go a long way, so just be careful with your application!
K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eye Pencil 24H
P795, Beauty Bar
You probably know about K-Palette due to its awesome eyebrow products, but don’t shun their eye pencils, as they have the same long-staying power as their kilay counterpart. This particular pencil is smooth and creamy upon application and it definitely does not move after it sets. If you want to really make sure that it stays put, dust it a bit with dark eyeshadow.
Revlon Volume + Length Magnified Mascara
P650, beauty counters
You’ll definitely see the results with just a few strokes of this mascara due to its extending formula that really builds on your lashes and makes them longer without getting them clumpy. While it may not be waterproof, it still stays on even when you walk through a light drizzle.
Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder
P1,400, Benefit branches
Brow powders aren’t really anything new, but what’s great about this product is it actually stays on your brows and doesn't fall on your lids. It’s great for filling in bald or uneven spots or just simply for giving your kilay that smoother arch.
P490, Nyx branches and at the Official Nyx Store at Lazada
Nyx is a brand that really put long-lasting liquid lipsticks on the map, and they continue to outdo themselves with their Lip Lingerie line. Take it from us, their colors last forever—or at least until your third greasy meal (which says a lot).