It’s that time of the year again where masses of people from around the region and beyond descend on Singapore for the F1 night race. Whether you’re attending the race or just in it for the off-the-track entertainment, there’s no denying the need for makeup that’s going to stay put all night without melting off your face in the heat.
Pro tip: To help your makeup last as long as possible, don’t forget to use a primer first and set your foundation with a powder, especially if you have oily skin.
Primer and powder on hand? Scroll through for five great long-wear foundations to check out now, whatever your budget.
#1 L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24H Foundation, approximately $24
The first out of the lot may not be available in Singapore stores, but you can acquire it fairly easily off sites like Carousell from sellers who have it in stock. I ordered this for myself after seeing countless rave reviews on YouTube, and absolutely love its lightweight, long-wearing, and mattifying finish. It’s definitely geared towards more oily skin types, and has medium-to-high coverage. The only thing to note is that the lighter shades in the range may be a little too cool-toned for most Asian skin, though anyone with a medium complexion shouldn’t have an issue finding a shade that works.
#2 Revlon Colorstay Makeup, $33.90
Revlon launched an updated version of this fan favourite earlier this March, with tweaks including a much-needed pump applicator. Its reputation as an affordable go-to choice among beauty buffs is well-deserved, given the good coverage and how long it lasts in hot and humid weather. The only gripe I have with this is the somewhat limited shade range, but that’s par for the course with most drugstore foundations in Singapore.
#3 Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation, $56
We’ve mentioned this one a number of times recently, but it’s truly high-coverage, long-wearing, and even waterproof! Should you get caught in a downpour at the night race, you won’t have to worry about your makeup streaking off. Fair warning: This foundation can feel a tad heavy on the face because of the high levels of pigment, so if you want to make it a little more lightweight, you can try mixing it with a bit of moisturiser before application.
#4 Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation, $62
If you’re a fan of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, you might want to give this a shot for its equally impressive staying power. As far as the shade range goes, this one has gone all-out to cater to as many people as possible. There are an impressive 24 different shades from super pale to dark, with variants for yellow, neutral or pink undertones. This one claims to be waterproof too, making it a good option if you’re going to be outdoors.
#5 Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, $87
If you have oily skin but don’t want to use a powder foundation, this is the perfect compromise. As the name suggests this is a liquid-to-powder foundation that not only absorbs oil throughout the day and night, but also lasts ages on your skin. I have found that this works best when you exfoliate or prep with a primer beforehand. I love layering this over the Hourglass primer, so that rather pricey combo might be worth the splurge if you want budge-proof facepaint.