If you’re spraying too much long-lasting makeup setting spray in order to keep your makeup from melting off your face recently, join the club. The hot weather that has been rolling around recently has got us all perspiring profusely, so here are some solutions to combat your hair, face and body woes in this heat.
Text: Hayden Ng / HerWorldPlus / July 2017
Additional text: Cheryl Lim
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If your face looks like a disco ball before lunch time...
Touch up using Belif’s new Moisture Bomb Cushion-Matt Bullet, which boasts the same moisturising benefits from the brand’s famous True Cream-Moisturising Bomb.
At the same time, it throws in a sebum-absorbing powder to sponge excess grease from your face, leaving a matte finish that oily skin users will be thankful for.
Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion-Matt Bullet, $49 at all Belif stores.
If your sunscreen feels too ‘heavy’ on your skin…
Then it’s time to turn to Orbis UV Cut SPF50+/PA++++ Sunscreen Super. Besides its high level of sun protection, you’ll fall in love with the next-to-nothing feel upon application.
That means you can wear it alone or top it off easily with a foundation or BB cushion.
Orbis UV Cut SPF50+/PA++++ Sunscreen Super, $25 at Orbis.com.sg
If your skin is sick of using too many products...
Fans of multi-taskers will love this new RMK Skintuner Cooling Gel; it doubles up as both a toner and moisturiser, and for all skin types to boot.
Besides its quick absorption, this gel is also designed to instantly cool down the skin. The accompanying powdery scent serves as a bonus treat to your senses.
RMK Skintuner Cooling Gel, $49 at all RMK counters.
If your lips feel drier than ever...
Perhaps it’s because the heat has leached all of the moisture out of your puckers; or maybe you just haven’t been kissing your boyfriend that often.
Whatever the reason, seek comfort with the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil from Clarins (we hear it’s one of the brand’s best sellers). The blend of plant oils from organic jojoba and hazelnut will show those cracked lips the door.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, $36 from Clarins.com.sg
If your body feels sticky mid-day...
…and jumping into the pool is impossible, then try L’Occitane’s new Verbena Fresh Body Mist.
It gives an instant burst of freshness for the skin, plus its soothing verbena scent will also unload your mind from any stress so that you can keep your Zen on.
L’Occitane Verbena Fresh Body Mist, $22 at all L’Occitane stores.
If your colleagues have told you how tired you look...
What you’ll need is Shiseido’s Concentrated Balancing Softener E.
Its two key (and very scientific-sounding) ingredients — 4MSK and TMG — are said to work together to unlock your skin’s radiance, curb melanin production and sweep away dull and dead skin cells.
Use it consistently and you can expect a brighter complexion over time.
Shiseido Concentrated Balancing Softener E, available in August 2017.
If you hair is looking flatter than ever...
What you’ll need is a leave-on treatment that’ll give your mane added oomph.
This is when John Frieda’s new Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumiser comes into play.
Made to strengthen your strands from within, this volumiser promises to banish limp hair and bestow long-lasting volume to your tresses. Use this before blowdrying your hair for maximum results.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Advanced Protein Volumiser, $19.90 at selected Guardian and Watsons outlets.
If your pores look and feel clogged up...
Reach for Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder.
When you apply too many products on your face, it becomes easier for dirt and oil to get trapped deep within your pores. Combine water with this cleansing powder to activate the powers of the natural bamboo charcoal and walnut shells; they work hard to polish your skin and reveal a smoother and more even complexion.
Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder, $60 at all Origins Retail Stores.