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Beauty Writer Sofia's Packing List To Survive The F1 Weekend With Flawless Makeup

It's time to start prepping.

The Singapore F1 Grand Prix weekend is just around the corner (14-16 September) and besides planning your looks, it’s important to pack along some key beauty products to ensure your skin is protected and your makeup stays on. We share the hero items we’ll be banking on.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water, $39
Being outdoors in a crowded environment can cause dehydration and dullness so I always like to pack along a facial mist that helps treat both concerns. Fresh’s new Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Glow Water ticks both boxes, and it also primes skin for makeup application, provides antioxidant protection, refreshes dull, tired complexions, and even brightens thanks to its potent blend of C, E and B5. Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets, $3.95
I love how these wipes are super slim so you can easily store it in your bag. I use them to wipe away perspiration and freshen up a little. These now have a revised formula, which contains a lightweight smooth cleansing oil and a hydrating essence to replenish moisture in the skin without leaving it feeling sticky. Byredo Triple Gagnant Fleurs, $169 for a set of three
After a few hours, my hair tends to get greasy, dull and lifeless, which is why hair perfumes are a must-have for me. These not only impart a fresh fragrance, but are also enriched with nourishing ingredients to moisturise and give your locks that added shine. Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder, $45, Sephora
Having my makeup melt off halfway through the festival is a huge no-go for me so I always have to bring along a setting powder to ensure it stays on. This portable powder comes in a sleek and compact packaging and is formulated ceramide 3, a lipid found naturally in the skin, to retain moisture while acting as a protective barrier against harmful environmental stressors, which is key when you’re outdoors and exposed to all the smoke and fumes. What I really love about this powder? It even has zinc oxide sunscreen actives to deliver UV protection. #5: Browhaus Brow Powertool, $21.90
Eyebrows are key in any makeup routine and I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t want them to fade off halfway. Thus, I always have my eyebrow pencil with me no matter what and this new product from Browhaus is on rotation. This comes with a pencil, powder and brush in one single product that you can easily store in your bag. It is also said to be smudge and water-resistant so you won’t have to worry about it coming off. Chanel Vitalumiere Glow Cushion Foundation, $90
Made with colour-correcting pigments that counter dullness and skin imperfections, this lightweight cushion compact gives amazing coverage and features a unique complex of soft focus powders to reflect light from the skin for a radiant glow. Licorice extracts provide skin brightening effects while hyaluronic acid hydrates. Lancome Monsieur Big (Waterproof), $48
I love having a mascara in my bag in case I need to do any touch ups and one that is waterproof is definitely key. This gives intense colour payoff (who else hates doing multiple coats?) and is said to offer 12 times more volume than others while reportedly lasting for up to 24 hours thanks to its film-forming polymers. What makes the formula such an impressive one is its rigid and flexible ingredients. The former is made out of carnauba wax and other hard polymers to shape and hold the curls while the latter consists of beeswax and supple polymers to lengthen and provide volume to your lashes. YSL Beaute Volupte Liquid Colour Balm, $52
Tinted lip balms are lifesavers as they give both colour and hydration. This is enriched with coconut water and antioxidant-rich pomegranate extract for long-lasting moisture. It also contains the brand’s Liquid Light Complex to deliver rich colour payoff and a dewy, shine finish. Main image: