Tried and Tested: Sweatproof Makeup That Will Last Through Singapore’s Heat & Humidity

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  July 15, 2018
  • These makeup won't melt in the heat
    1 / 11 These makeup won't melt in the heat

    The unforgiving hot and humid weather in Singapore is not kind to our makeup, making it almost impossible to look like a dewy face K-pop star. Tried and tested by endurance race runner Marie Choo, these products have outlasted the most rigorous of workouts so you can be sure they’ll stay on through our island’s scorching climate.


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  • Make Up Store Precise Eyeliner, $37
    2 / 11 Make Up Store Precise Eyeliner, $37

    This liquid eyeliner has an applicator with a super thin brush that offers precision, perfect when you want to create a wing tip. Its smudge-resistant formula also means it stays put through heat and perspiration.

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  • Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, $68
    3 / 11 Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, $68

    This oil-free medium-to-full coverage foundation with SPF15 is light and comfy on the skin, giving a natural matte finish that is transfer-resistant and non-comedogenic. Formulated with colour-true pigments to maintain the skin’s pH level and prevent oxidation, this foundation stays true all day without the need for any touch up. Plus, there are 16 shades available in Singapore that are suitable for all skin types.

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  • Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, $35
    4 / 11 Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer, $35

    This bestseller from the brand is a cult favourite amongst many professionals. Using space-age polymer technology, it preps the eye lids and lower lash line before eye shadow application, to ensure the shadow can last for 24 hours, stay crease-free and improve the colour payoff of eye shadow pigments. You can also mix it with your favourite eye shadow and create a custom cream eye shadow.

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  • 3CE Longwear Tattoo Eyebrow Marker, $20
    5 / 11 3CE Longwear Tattoo Eyebrow Marker, $20

    This nifty eyebrow marker contains long-lasting henna brow tattoo that can last up to 7 days, so you can always have full brows, even after a swim or shower. All you have to do is fill in brows on clean, dry skin. Avoid applying after any oil-based creams or lotions as it might not stain the skin as effectively. Best if you can wait at least 6 hours before cleaning the brows with a damp cloth or wet tissue to let the pigment sink into skin thoroughly so try doing this at bedtime so you can wake up to beautifully defined and tinted brows.

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  • Benefit POREfessional Face Primer, $54
    6 / 11 Benefit POREfessional Face Primer, $54

    What sets this apart from other makeup primers is the fact that it works like magic to minimise the appearances of pores and fine lines for a velvety-smooth effect. This translucent lightweight balm even contains a vitamin E derivative to protect skin from free radicals, and can be worn alone, under or over makeup. It also doubles up as a pore eraser when dabbed on over makeup whenever it is required throughout the day.

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  • Sephora Cream Lip Stain, $19
    7 / 11 Sephora Cream Lip Stain, $19

    Though this applies like a creamy lip gloss, it has a matte finish that doesn’t dry out lips at all. Moreover, ultra-rich pigments mean that you’re guaranteed an intense colour and the transfer-proof formula means you won’t be bothered by stains. Thanks to its avocado oil content, it goes on seamlessly smooth and lightweight that you might even forget you have it on. And with dozens of shades to choose from, sticking to one (or a few) will definitely be a challenge.

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  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, $42
    8 / 11 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer, $42

    Developed with plastic surgeons, this concealer delivers highly pigmented and long-lasting coverage that won’t crease or fade. Designed to target dark circles, age spots, redness, discolouration, pigmentation and broken capillaries, it also contains hydrolysed collagen, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to combat the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. For best results, apply it with a concealer brush for a flawless look.

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  • YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof, $55
    9 / 11 YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof, $55

    Featuring a revolutionary formula that contains three polymer films to volumise, curl and lift wispy lashes, this luxurious mascara creates a false lash effect that lasts for up to 24 hours. It is also enriched with pro-vitamin B5 to condition and strengthen lashes to minimise breakage for a dramatic look of false eyelashes.

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  • Tarte Blusher, $37
    10 / 11 Tarte Blusher, $37

    This is no ordinary blusher as it is infused with Amazonian clay to achieve fade-free finish that lasts up to 12 hours. Suitable for all skin types, oily skin will be balanced while dry skin will benefit from the clay’s nourishing and hydrating properties. It also boosts a stellar credential of vitamins A and E to act as anti-inflammatory emollients and protect against free radical damage, and vitamin C to prevent oxidative stress and premature signs of aging. A little goes a long way, thanks to its rich mineral pigments, so go light on the hand to achieve a natural look.

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  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, $49
    11 / 11 Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour, $49

    This versatile eye shadow stick offers high-impact colour in a shimmer or matte finish, and can also double up as an eye liner. Its creamy formula makes application effortless, and is crease- and transfer-resistant up to 12 hours. Designed like a crayon, application is a breeze as it can be easily blended out to add definition to the eyes. But work fast, because once it’s set, the formula doesn’t fade, slide, smudge or go anywhere at all.

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