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Sweatproof Makeup That'll Have You Looking Extra Fresh This Festival Season

A guide to a full face of sweatproof and waterproof makeup to ace the upcoming festival season.

With the Neon Lights weekend just a few days away (I personally can’t wait to catch Honne live for the third time), then the inaugural Alex Blake Charlie Sessions and Legacy Festival that are both happening early next month, it’s official that festival season is upon us. And for us beauty girls, that comes with the brainstorming of festival makeup. Though Alex Blake Charlie Sessions is going to be held indoors at the air-conditioned Pasir Panjang Power Station, let’s face it: the sweating is still going to be real, especially for us oily-skinned girls. Here, a full-face worth of sweatproof products that have withstood the test of sweat and humidity.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer, $42, Sephora
More than just a creaseproof and waterproof concealer, this one – like many of the brand’s offerings – have skin-loving ingredients to boot. Filled with anti-ageing ingredients, this concealer’s a full coverage one that’s said to make the skin look dewy for up to 24 hours. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color, $30, Sephora
Like a waterproof eyeliner but for the brows. On D-day(s), fill in your brows with this marker-like pen for long-lasting brows that won’t smudge. We adore its tip because it creates hair-like strokes so much so that it easy achieves fluffy, feathered brows. Plus, it’s enriched with skin-conditioning honey, aloe leaf and chamomile extracts. Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder, $50
Set and forget with this weightless powder that instantly makes any foundation totally waterproof for a mattified complexion that lasts all day, no matter what. Its feather-light formula is completely translucent too, so it works on a wide range of skin tones and with any foundation. Tom Ford Beauty Emotionproof Eye Color, $70
Available in 10 shades, this one’s a long-wearing, non-creasing, waterproof, blendable, buildable and comfortable cream eyeshadow. Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, $34, Sephora
Setting a right base for the shadow to be layered atop is probably as important as choosing the right eyeshadow formula colour as well. This one from Smashbox is said to make shadows last and has the added benefit of making the colour appear more vibrant. Sweat- and humidity-resistant, the formula doesn’t fade, crease, or smudge for 24 hours. It’s like basically pretty much like glue for it. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation, $71
When it comes to bulletproof foundations, we’re definitely going to be reaching for our trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear because it’s got the best of all worlds. It feels lightweight, is super long-wearing, doesn’t crease or cake and covers all the blemishes on your face to make it seem like you’ve got a perfect canvas. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray, $48
This highly-raved-about makeup setting spray and its ability to hold makeup firmly in place probably need no further introduction. For extra hold and protection against oil, opt for its oil-controlling version that’s said to craft a matte armour-like shield around makeup. Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip, $34, www.lookfantastic.com.sg
True to its name, the texture of this lippie really feels lightweight and like whipped cream. It goes onto the lips like a thin, matte layer of pigmented colour that lasts even when it comes into contact with water. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner, $37, Sephora
A great way to ensure that your lip colour won’t run or bleed is by wearing a lip liner underneath it. Plus, it also prolongs the wear time of it and prevents less smudging from happening as you sip on drinks throughout the night. This waterproof, velvety one from Charlotte Tilbury is on the top of our list. And while you’re at it, overline your lips so that they look thicc. Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara US$15.33 (S$21.90), www.net-a-porter.com
As its name suggests, this mascara was specially developed to be worn during exercise. This smudge-free formula also cares for your lashes while you wear it, thanks to the collagen, vitamin E, fruit extracts that are in it. Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal, $46, Sephora
Alternatively, just get this little miracle worker that’s designed to turn all types of eye makeup – from eyeliner to pigments to glitter – and pencils into waterproof textures.