We know we said the benefits of sweating will make you appreciate Singapore’s hot weather, but probably not when your makeup starts slipping barely an hour after application. Let’s be real, no one likes walking around with melted makeup, but it’s hard not to fall victim to that considering Singapore’s heat.

While reaching for the cooling mineral water spray may be a natural reflex, but it can mess up your makeup.

A good place to start is by making matte, long-lasting, all-day, heat-resistant, sweat-proof your watchwords for staying selfie-ready all summer long.

Semi-permanent makeup is an option, but there is also a wealth of far less radical and more affordable solutions out there.

Kat Von D‘s buzzed about summer-proof cosmetics line is one example. Her Lock-It Foundation in 30 shades and 24-hour Tattoo Liner are just some of a host of products that pass the sweat test.

The beauty brand founder claims her matte finish Lock-It Foundation is so long-wear, you can go a full 24 hours without touching up or re-applying, but if you’re still not sold, there’s always Lock-It Setting mist, or a powder alternative to keep makeup looking fresh round the clock.

International beauty pro Wendy Rowe wears by fixing sprays, but reminds us that they should only be used as a short-term solution, say for a special occasion rather than with a ‘through hell and high water’ objective.

Her top five are Urban Decay All Nighter (“great for hot, humid conditions”), Décleor’s Aurabsolu Refreshing Mist, oil-absorbing Cover FX Matifying Setting Spray, Coola Makeup Setting Spray with broad spectrum SPF30, and Marc Jacobs hydrating and nourishing RE(COVER) perfecting coconut setting mist.

Heat and humidity are no sweat for teen cosmetics queen and YouTuber Tina Halada who regales the beauty community with twice-weekly doses of makeup intel. Tina’s tutorial for ‘super simple, fresh, glowy’ sweat-proof summer makeup includes using DiorSkin Airflash spray foundation combined with matte finish concealer, while stressing the importance of powder – a ‘must’ to stop base from ‘sliding around’ (she uses long-wearing powder from Maybelline), plus golden-toned highlighter, and Morphe Prep & Set makeup setting spray to finish.

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Text: AFP RelaxNews
Additional text: Hidayah Idris