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.
#1 MAKE UP STORE BLOTTING POWDER
$63, from Make Up Store boutiques
A best-selling compact which controls shine and is incredibly lightweight.
#2 THE POREFESSIONAL LICENSE TO BLOT BLOTTING STICK
$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.
#3 ETTUSAIS HEART FACE COLOUR
$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.
#1 CHANEL STYLO EYESHADOW
$51, from Chanel counters
Available in six shades. Our pick: the khaki-green Olivine.
#2 SISLEY PHYTO-EYE TWIST
$58, from Sisley counters
Available in eight shades. Our pick: the peacock-blue Lagoon
#3 BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW STICK
$46, from Bobbi Brown counters
Available in seven shades. Our pick: Pink Sparkle.
This story was first published on The Straits Times Urban on May 22, 2015.