In a place like Singapore, I would always want to minimise the amount of grub that i put on my face every morning. This is because the heat and the humidity is unforgiving and everything just melts off the moment i step out of the door.
Thankfully, i do not have much to enhance and cover, except for the dark circles under my eyes and the big zits that popped from time to time. The products i use on a daily basis are mainly from the drugstore (eg. Watsons). I have bought many products over the past years, but the above are my holy grails/essentials in which i would lean more towards to, when i am in a rush or late for work or event.
For my under eyes –> Maybelline’s Mineral Concealer. This stuff is lightweight and has great coverage for a decent amount of time. I have used this product constantly for 2 years and i can say, that it last maximum 8 hours (topped with compact powder, of coz).
For the face base –> The Body Shop’s Compact powder in No.4. I have tried many compact powders the past decade and TBS’s powder is one of my top contenders. This powder is lightweight as well (very important in Singapore’s weather) and gives my oily skin a nice soft matte finish for a decent 8 hours! It doesn’t leaves my face cakey and very gentle on my skin.
For my cheeks –> Sleek’s cream blush trio. I would lean more towards cream blush/highlighter products rather than powder, because i feel that it would have a better staying power and stronger against the hot air and humidity. I have been using this trio pallette for 6 months and am genuinely loving it! It gives a certain healthy glow to the face and last till lunch (around a good 5 hours?).
For my brows –> NYX’s Tinted Brow Mascara. I’ve been told that i have wild eyebrows! So this product helps to tame the caterpillars above my eyes and with the brush, it keeps them neat and full. Also, it lasts all dayyyyyyyy <3 So it doesnt matter if my mascara and blusher rubs off by lunch, so long as i have my neat & full eyebrows & matte skin, i am all good to conquer the rest of the day!
For my lashes–-> Lancome’s Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara. The only high-end make up product in my entire collection. I love my lashes on their own already, but with the extra help of a mascara, it helps to curl & lifts them up to help me look extra awake especially during work mornings.
For my lips –> NYX’s Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake/ NYX’s soft matte lip cream in Stolkholm/ Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother-Pucker in Barely Pinking / Rimmel’s Moisturising Lipstick in Burnt Caramel. Lipsticks are something that i would just grab, swipe and get out of the door, without much thinking. These ones right here are fuss-free, i know they won’t make me look off-putting and they last till lunch time (bonus!).
Till next weekend! Have a great week ahead <3