When the weather gets hotter, it becomes increasingly difficult to make your makeup last the whole day. Here are some of my tips to make sure that your makeup stays put and lasts the whole day!

Skin Food

Make Up For Ever HD Primer — This Primer nourishes, moisturizes and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. It creates a protective layer on the skin allowing the foundation to glide on easily and to last longer. Unlike standard skincare creams, the HD Primer dries quickly, allowing make-up to be applied immediately. The HD Primer comes in 6 color-correcting shades and one colourless shade to correct skin imperfections. The colored pigments are absorbed by the skin for an invisible correction.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer — Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a sheer, lightweight and buildable foundation that can be worn by all skin types but especially those with acne-prone, sensitive or oily skin. This tinted moisturizer provides broad spectrum SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen protection and the Oil-Free Moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex that acts as a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. 

The scentless oil free formula softens skin leaving it hydrated all day. It’s easy to blend with good lasting power and doesn’t emphasize pores.

Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation — The gel texture of the Face and Body Liquid Makeup is light, fresh and meltingly smooth. It evens out the complexion and leaves a thin layer of powder on the skin, for a very natural finish. Its long-lasting and water-resistant formula is also suited to the body. Recommended for all skin types.

Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Foundation – It is a powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Creates a matte, velvety texture without looking heavy or cakey. It is available in a wide range of colours and can be applied with a brush, sponge, or a powder puff allowing you to decide how much coverage you want whilst leaving your skin breathable.

Essential Tools

Tarte Waterproof Concealer – Designed for a brush free application, this creamy concealer glides on smooth and masks any imperfections from dark circles and breakouts to blemishes and redness. The buildable, full-coverage, and oil-free formula is rich in pigments for truer color without a heavy or tacky texture, making it ideal for an easy application and satin finish. This formula works for all skin types and is ideal for normal to combination skin.

Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara – This mascara’s key benefits of buildable volume is a treasure for any women. Curl you lashes for sultry eyes before applying and enjoy having beautifully groomed lashes. 16hrs of water, tear and humidity-proof wear!

Bobbi Brown Brick Shimmers – The Perfect Compact. This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a beach glow without any hassle. It comes in a variety of colour tones such as peach, soft pink and bronze.

Urban Decay Naked Palette – This palette comes with 12 gorgeous neutrals that work for absolutely everyone. Shades range from delicate champagne to smokey gunmetal. A variety of textures, including glitter, shimmer and matte, ensure that you’ll never get bored. This versatile palette can go from home or office appropriate to a night on the town.

Clinique Chubby Sticks – This super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Sixteen natural-looking lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – This light and comfortable mist seals the make-up and keeps it in place by coating the skin with a weightless and invisible film. The mist provides continuous protection for the make-up and your skin against external attacks (e.g. pollution and temperature variations) by creating a colourless and imperceptible shield made from active hydrating ingredients.

Do you have have any recommendations for makeup in summer?


Kelly is 40+Style’s makeup and beauty expert writer. She is a professional makeup artist currently residing in Singapore. For more information or bookings contact her through her website.

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