If there’s one thing that unites Filipinas, it’s their undying rant about the hot weather in The Philippines. The temperature in Manila can reach up to 38.5 Celsius, which is basically fever temperature that can melt your makeup off within minutes. With this kind of weather just right around the corner, we have to be prepared.

Here are the essentials steps and items you need for a sweat proof makeup look this summer.

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1. Moisturizer and SPF: Banila Co Dear Hydration

best moisturizer for Pinays

image credit: banilaco.com

Moisturizing is essential no matter the weather and prepping your skin is the key to having a long-wearing makeup. Of course, it goes without saying that sun protection is also needed. You can use an oil-controlling moisturizer or something similar if you have oily or combination skin. If you have dry to normal skin, use your usual cream, gel, or oil.

Banila Co Dear Hydration

Price: ₱1,050 in Althea

2. Long-Wearing Primer: Smashbox Photofinish foundation primer

best long-wearing primer

image credit: smashbox.com

A lot of people think primer is just an extra step but we beg to differ. Primer is a staple for good makeup days, especially if you want something that will strengthen your makeup’s hold on to your skin. It works like a canvas too, so it smoothens your skin and fills in pores.

Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer

Price: ₱1,995.00 in Lazada

3. Foundation and Concealer: Koh Gen Do Aqua foundation

best thin foundation

image credit: kohgendocosmetics.com

Your base product depends on the type of coverage you want, so you can either use a tinted BB cream, skin tint, or a medium to full coverage foundation. The general rule you need to remember is to keep the layer thin. Take the time blend so it looks like skin. This is important so that it literally sticks on your face. Spot conceal and highlight accordingly but again, don’t cake it on.

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

Price: ₱2,750.00 in Zalora Promo Code

4. Eyebrow Pencil or Pomade: Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

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Never ever leave the house without your brows on! We have realized that the best formula for long-wearing brows is the waxy type, so go for brow pencils or pomades. For extra hold set it with translucent powder before drawing on your brows.

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

Price: ₱1500.00 in Sephora

5. Liquids, Creams, and Tints: Han SCC Cheek and Lip Tint

best natural lip and cheek tint

image credit: hanscc.com

The most lost-wearing products are creams, liquids, and tints. If you want to have flushed look the whole day, spread the liquid, cream, tint with your fingers on your cheeks as blush. It looks natural, blends easily, and will stay in place. This also applies to bronzers, contour products, and eyeshadows.

Han SCC Cheek and Lip Tint

Price: Php 700.00 in Zalora

6. Setting Powder: Max Factor Professional Translucent Loose Powder

best setting powder

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This isn’t for baking, although that also helps it’s not the most essential if you don’t want layers of makeup. Instead, take a fluffy brush or puff and dab, not swipe, to lock your base.

Max Factor Professional Translucent Loose Powder

Price: ₱1,355.00 in Lazada

7. Waterproof Eyeliner: L’Oreal Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

waterproof eyeliner l'oreal

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Eyeliner always helps to enhance the shape of your eyes and make your lashes look fuller. Use the eyeliner you’re most comfortable with, just make sure it’s a waterproof formula.

L’Oreal Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Price: ₱500.00 in Zalora

8. Waterproof Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

waterproof mascara covergirl

image credit: covergirl.com

Waterproof mascara are pretty hard to take off so make sure you’re ready for this hassle when you’re about to take your makeup off. But trust us, it will be worth it whenever you see your eyes without smudges!

Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

Price: ₱250.00 in Shopee

9. Setting Spray: Pop Beauty Makeup Magnet Mist

pop beauty makeup setting spray

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Set everything in place one last time before stepping out the door with a makeup setting spray. Best if it has mattifying and long-wearing properties.

Pop Beauty Makeup Magnet Mist

Price: Php 895.00 in Zalora

10. Oil Control Sheets: Happy Skin x Sanrio Skin Perfecting Super Absorbent Charcoal Blotting Sheets

happy skin blotting sheets

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Throughout the day it will get a bit oily and sweaty, use oil control sheets to pat it out without ruining your makeup.

Happy Skin x Sanrio Skin Perfecting Super Absorbent Charcoal Blotting Sheets

Price: Php 175.00 in Zalora 

11. Mattifying Powder: Matte Of Your Dreams Oil Control Mattifying Powder In Translucent

happy skin mattifying powder

image credit: happyskincosmetics.com

Touch-up areas in your face that are slightly wearing off with a light dab of mattifying powder. you can also use your foundation powder, but remember to not cake it on!

Matte Of Your Dreams Oil Control Mattifying Powder In Translucent

Price: Php 175.00 in Zalora

Beat the heat and look your best!

And that’s it! Overall, what you need to remember to make your makeup stay in place is to not apply too much. This is the trick–nothing will melt off if you don’t cake it on. A thin layer goes a long way if you blend properly. Using the fingers are also very much welcome in applying your base makeup for a more blended application.

And, of course, you will need a summer fashion look to go with your flawless makeup so check ShopBack fashion deals and treat yourself to something nice.

Disclaimer: Prices were researched at the time of publishing and are subjected to change.