7 tips to keep your makeup from melting in Singapore's humidity

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If you’ve been heading out of your work-from-home set-up or office to get lunch in the past week, you would have noticed that the afternoon sun has been merciless – it’s been giving us oily skin and melting our makeup looks.

To keep your makeup looking fresh, we’ve got a few tips and tricks you can try to use to heat-proof your makeup. Hopefully this will stop your makeup from melting in our scorching hot weather.

1. Prep work

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A primer prolongs the life of your foundation, so it’s ideal for the shine-prone T-zone. The trick is to let it dry for at least a minute before you apply anything on top. If you have fine lines around your eyes and/ or mouth, use one with blur technology.

2. Sheer foundation

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When it’s hot, the less you apply to your skin the better. A makeup sponge makes applying a light layer of foundation or tinted moisturiser effortless. Follow up by dusting finishing powder on your T-zone to set your look and reduce shine.

3. Concealer

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Concealer is a magic wand for reducing the appearance of dark circles, redness, and blemishes. For lasting coverage and to keep your makeup from melting, use a long-wearing concealer, but apply sparingly and blend well.

4. Powder blush

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Adding colour to your cheeks brings your complexion to life. Powder blush handles the heat better than cream blush but for a dewy glow, go cream.

5. Lip stain

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Long-wearing lipsticks and stains last for hours, so when it comes to application, take care. First, follow your lip contour to create a clean outline then fill in your lips with your choice of colour.

6. Lush lashes

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Mascara thickens the look of lashes and frames your eyes, so it’s always worth applying. In hot and humid conditions, use a waterproof formula.

7. Eyeshadow play

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Cream to powder eyeshadows are super easy to swipe over your lids. They wear well, and a single shade is often all you need to brighten up your eyes.

This article was first published in The Singapore Women's Weekly.