8 Natural-Looking Blushers That Will Withstand Singapore’s Weather

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  November 16, 2018
  • Add a pop of colour to your cheeks with these long-lasting blushes that require no touch-ups even in Singapore's weather.
    1 / 9 Add a pop of colour to your cheeks with these long-lasting blushes that require no touch-ups even in Singapore's weather.

    Getting makeup to stay put and last all day is a perennial challenge. No wonder every woman has her trusty arsenal of products that help prolong the wear of makeup, be it makeup primers or loose powders. And since dealing with heat and humidity is an inevitable part of our everyday lives, just think of how many times you check on your makeup throughout the day, worrying about whether your eyeliner/mascara has smudged, if your foundation has caked around your nose or if your blusher has streaked, or worse, faded altogether.

    (Also read: Easy Tips to Apply Blusher So You’ll Have a Natural, Rosy Glow)

    While eyeliner or mascara smudges can be cleaned up with makeup wipes, and foundation can be touched up with a pressed powder compact, not every woman has a blusher and a brush in her handbag. To make your life easier, here are all the best long-wear blushers that stay put all day long so you have one less thing to bother about.

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  • Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Blush ($65)
    2 / 9 Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Blush ($65)

    If you’re a novice to liquid blushers and are nervous about streaky application, start with this foolproof one from Armani Beauty. Designed to give cheeks a watercolour-esque blush effect, this water-based liquid blush blends into skin seamlessly without any patchy or uneven effects. Thanks to its sheer coverage, you can wear it as a light veil of colour or layer two or three coats for added intensity.

    Photo: Armani Beauty

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  • TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($47)
    3 / 9 TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($47)

    Regardless whether you have oily skin and are prone to shine even on your cheeks, or have dry skin and can get dry patches especially around your cheeks, this should be your go-to blusher. Formulated with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River, it regulates sebum and moisture levels to keep skin well-balanced. For those with oily skin, it controls excess sebum production and minimises the appearance of pores so makeup doesn’t slide. As for those with dry skin, the nutrient-rich clay also contains nourishing benefits to restore skin’s hydration levels so makeup never comes across looking uneven. Expect flawless wear for up to 12 hours, even in Singapore’s heat and humidity!

    (Also read: 6 Blushers That Are Super Flattering On Every Skin Tone)

    Photo: Tarte

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  • Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain ($54)
    4 / 9 Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain ($54)

    If natural, post-coital kind of flush is what you want, look no further than this original cheek and lip stain formula. Thanks to its brush applicator, all you need is to apply three dots on each cheek and blend with your fingertips. With a lightweight, liquid-gel texture, it disappears into skin, leaving behind only a sheer wash of colour that melds completely into the texture of the skin. This helps further enhance the natural effect of this product, instead of looking like a layer of makeup that sits on top of the skin.

    Photo: Benefit Cosmetics

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  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush ($68)
    5 / 9 Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush ($68)

    Trust the Japanese to come up with special technology that keeps makeup light and natural while ensuring its longevity. Made with Japanese air powder, one sweep of this ultra-light powder blush over your skin dresses it with complexion-enhancing pigments that instantly light up your skin. With a barely-there texture yet impressive long-wearing power, it will be the last thing on your mind throughout your day. We also love that it comes with two complementary shades that enables you to contour, highlight and sculpt your cheeks to perfection.

    (Also read: Tips To Find The Perfect Foundation For A Flawless Finish)

    Photo: Marc Jacobs

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  • Dior Rouge Blush ($73)
    6 / 9 Dior Rouge Blush ($73)

    Available in the softest pink to the deepest plum, Dior’s Rouge Blush also comes in three different finishes: matte, shimmer and satin for all your cheek-sculpting needs. Inspired by the iconic shades of the Rouge Dior lipstick, it combines intense pigments with a long-wearing formula that’s made for photoshoots and works for real life.

    Photo: Dior

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  • Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion ($48)
    7 / 9 Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion ($48)

    Made with micro-fie powders, this powder blusher goes on sheer and yet can be built on by applying multiple layers for an intensifed effect. Thanks to its pure colour pigments, the blusher stays vibrant all day and promises non-stop colour for up to 10 hours.  Perfect for use with liquid or powder foundations, it has a silky smooth formula that glides onto skin feeling virtually like nothing.

    (Also read: 10 Skincare and Makeup Tips For Acne-Prone Skin)

    Photo: Laura Mercier

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  • NARS Blush ($50)
    8 / 9 NARS Blush ($50)

    Renowned all over the world, thanks to its tongue-in-cheek, universally-flattering shade called Orgasm, NARS Blush is available in a myriad of vibrant shades. From the barest pinks to striking reds (like Exhibit A as shown), they come in soft and sheer pressed powders which make application a breeze. Best applied with NARS’ Yachiyo Brush, all you have to do is sweep the brush over the blush, tap it lightly to get rid of excess product and apply onto cheeks for just the right intensity that will last round the clock. 

    Photo: Nars

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  • Shiseido Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush ($48)
    9 / 9 Shiseido Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush ($48)

    With a whipped, mousse-like texture, it blends seamlessly into your skin with just your fingertips and doesn’t fade or streak at all, making it perfect for beginners. Thanks to its buildable pigments, it delicately colours your cheeks while remaining featherlight on your skin so it feels like you’re not wearing another layer of makeup at all. Best part, we love the velvety finish it imparts on your skin that’s part matte, part luminous—all while lasting eight hours.

    (Also read: 8 Best Makeup Brushes That Will Give You A Flawless, Streak-Free Finish)

    Photo: Shiseido

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