Aside from cooling down this summer, we must also talk about makeup looks. The rule for the season is to go dewy for that sun-kissed effect. Personally, I don’t follow that and go for more matte products out of fear that my makeup will melt off.
So how do you achieve a good balance of dewy and matte for the summer? We’ve got product suggestions for you to ensure that your makeup stays intact while giving you that under-the-sun glow.
If you ask me about my holy grail foundation, this would be it. It’s medium to full coverage and stays on all day, even when you get sweaty. You can also skip the concealer if you want a not-so matte look. Available at Watsons.
This concealer is full coverage but also hydrating, so it won’t look like a dry patch under your eyes. You can use this to lightly conceal dark spots and your under eye, and also to brighten the high points of your face. Available online.
I’ve been using this for a blush the past week. It gives you a natural rosy flush with a dewy finish. (Trust me, your cheeks will glisten a little.) My advice is to apply the product using your fingers and just blend it out on the apples of your cheeks and your cheekbones. This product also has vitamin E and mango seed butter which give you a hydrated and bright complexion. Available at Greenbelt 5.
This pressed pigment works as an eyeshadow and a contour. It’s a matte light brown color that you can use as a transition shade on your lid and to bronze up your skin for a tanned look. Available online.
If your lips get dry, swipe on Glossier’s Balm DotCom. Not only does it hydrate your lips, it also leaves a dewy sheen. You can even choose from its many flavors like Cherry and Birthday Cake if you want a different color and/or scent. Available on Calyxta.
The Lustre lipstick has a lightweight and shiny finish. See Sheer is a grapefruit pink color, which is a good my-lips-but-better shade. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Now it’s time to lock everything in with a setting spray. Maybelline’s Master Fix Setting Spray will make your makeup last long and prevent it from melting in the middle of the day. Available at SM Makati.
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