In Singapore’s sweltering heat and humidity, it’s not far-reaching to say that your makeup never stays for long. A simple five-minute wait for the bus or train can easily result in makeup melting off your face. The best bet that you can have? Sweat-proof makeup products. Such makeup is vital in Singapore’s weather, which is why we’ve gathered nine of the best waterproof and sweatproof makeup that stays on your face throughout the day, despite the heat. From foundations to brows to lipstick, we’ve got you covered.
Text: Sofia Kim / FEMALE / September 2017
Additional text: Cheryl Lim
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#1: Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation, $62
With an oil-free and waterproof formula, this full coverage foundation diffuses light to blur flaws for a flawless complexion that lasts for hours. It also absorbs oil to reduce the appearance of shine, perfect for those with oily or combination skin.
#2: Benefit Cosmetics Ka-BROW! Eyebrow Cream-Gel Color, $42, Sephora
This all-in-one cream-gel formula glides on easily and adheres to my brow hairs well. It is highly pigmented so a little product goes a long way.
#3: M.A.C False Lashes Waterproof Mascara, $38
This comes with an ultra-thickening formula that is said to have tear, sweat and humidity-proof pigments that can last for up to 12 hours.
#4: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $32, Sephora
This is my go-to eyeliner as it has a superfine and flexible brush tip that glides across the lashline easily for a precise application. It also has a water and smudge-proof formula that does not budge even when I perspire.
#5: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream, $45
This combines high-quality pigments with mother of pearl particles to give rich colour payoff with a luminous finish in just one application. It even has a creamy texture that does not crease or smudge.
#6: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place High Cover Concealer, $40
With a lightweight and oil-free formula, this highly pigmented concealer covers stubborn spots, blemishes and acne scars. This also minimises the appearance of fine lines, pores and wrinkles.
#7: Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer, $50, Sephora
This gives a matte finish and adds instant warmth and dimension across a variety of skin tones. The best part? It is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about it smudging or budging.
#8: Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, $46
This gives a semi-matte finish with subtle shine and promises zero transfer. It also melts into your lip within seconds after being applied so you won’t need to apply for at least 10 hours.
#9: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment, $40
This is infused with liquefied pigments with infinite matte colour saturation for lasting, weightless wear. With a lightweight texture, this applies like ink on your puckers and dries down instantly to lock in colour for smudge-resistant (and comfortable) wear.