It is hot and humid outside, but your skin does not have to be an oily mess.
Just hydrate it well with a watery essence, serum, moisturiser and layer on a skin-mattifying product.
Then use smudge-proof cosmetics which will not budge. Give these a try.
Only powder the areas which get greasy easily, such as the T-zone and chin, so the make-up does not look flat.
MAKE UP STORE BLOTHING POWDER (photo 1) $63, from Make Up Store boutiques
A best-selling compact which controls shine and is incredibly lightweight.
THE POREFESSIONAL LICENSE TO BLOT BLOTTING STICK (photo 2) $32, available at Benefit counters from next month
An innovative blotting stick with a triangle tip which lets you get to the shiny corners easily.
ETTUSAIS HEART FACE COLOUR (photo 3) $28, from Ettusais counters
This powder mattifies while giving skin a rosy glow.
Twist-pencil shadow-cum-liners which do not budge once they set.
CHANEL STYLO EYESHADOW (photo 4) $51, from Chanel counters
Available in six shades. Our pick: the khaki-green Olivine.
SISLEY PHYTO-EYE TWIST (photo 5) $58, from Sisley counters
Available in eight shades. Our pick: the peacock-blue Lagoon
BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW STICK (photo 6) $46, from Bobbi Brown counters
Available in seven shades. Our pick: Pink Sparkle.
Photo credits: Make Up Store, Benefit, Ettusais, Chanel, Sisley, Bobbi Brown
This article was first published on May 22, 2015.
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