Transfer-proof makeup for the new normal
Putting on a full face of makeup, just like dressing up (maybe even in a pair of jeans), is a rare occurrence in quarantine. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it! If you need a quick pick-me-up, a bright lip color or a skin-perfecting base will do the trick. Need more long-wearing, transfer-proof makeup options for the new normal? Look no further! Pro-tip: Try more powder-based formulas—for your contour, bronzer and blush—and wearing a primer beneath your base, which adds to its staying power.
Images via Maybelline and L’Oreal
Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation (P499, Lazada)
This holy grail foundation brings your no-filter dreams to life! It belongs with other fade-proof and transfer-proof makeup, making it perfect for this wavering weather.
Pro-tip: Mix a drop of your favorite beauty oil or moisturizer to thin out the texture and hydrate the skin to give it a flawless, luminous finish.
L’Oreal Infallible Matte Cover Foundation (P550, Lazada)
The full L’Oreal Infallible line—from the cult-favorite Pro-Matte Foundation to the All-Day Setting Spray—is actually tried and tested to last the full day. The most recent addition to the family includes the Infallible Matte Cover Foundation, which claims to stay on for 24 hours. Don’t fret; it still gives the skin a natural finish!
Images via Wet n Wild and Innisfree
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Loose Powder (P599, Lazada)
If you need a dupe for the holy grail Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder, a more readily available option is the Wet n Wild Setting Powder. It creates a soft-focus effect and subtly blurs fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades: banana and translucent.
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder x Mentos (P390, in-store or via call and delivery)
A K-Beauty favorite, which has been replicated by brands all over, is the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. Its claim to fame includes reducing the appearance of pores and keeping the oil at bay. Cop the limited edition Mentos edition available in six fruity flavors.
P.S. For those with dry skin, you can also try the No Sebum Moisture Powder (available on Lazada) to retain skin’s dewiness without feeling greasy.
Images via Focallure and Careline
Focallure Sunkissed Monochromatic Blush Duo (P285, Shopee)
If you’ve explored Shopee long enough, you’ve probably heard of Focallure. It champions high-quality products at unbelievably low prices. If there’s one thing you should try from the vast array of products, it’s the Monochromatic Blush Duo. It’s long-wearing and incredibly pigmented—almost to a fault, so use a light hand!
P.S. Don’t forget to claim those vouchers!
Careline Oil Control Blush (P110, Lazada)
The local beauty favorite is back with even more colors! The fine powders deliver a natural flush to the skin and provide a gorgeous radiance to cheeks. You also can’t beat that price!
Images via Maybelline and Happy Skin
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink (P299, Lazada)
If you need a mask-proof lipstick for everyday wear, look no further. Rogue Reds, the latest Maybelline SuperStay collection, includes seven warm, wearable shades. Complete your look with a bold lip that lasts for up to 16 hours. The product also features a unique arrow tip for a more precise application.
After-wear pro-tip: Take it off with an oil-based makeup remover or even baby oil!
Happy Skin Lip Mallow Mousse Coffee Edition (P549, Lazada)
A comfortable liquid lipstick from the drugstore that gives a plush feeling to the lips? Yes, please! The Happy Skin Lip Mallow Mousse features Marshmallow extract to help soothe skin. And if you need a no-brainer reason to add to cart, the products from the new collection smells like, you guessed it, coffee!
Pro-tip: If you want to make the lip product last longer, just blot it with a tissue.
Images via L’Oreal and Nyx
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray (P450, Shopee)
For a fresh look that lasts all day, use a setting spray. The fine, comfortable mist from NYX works hard to make sure your makeup stays put. If you have dry skin, try the Dewy Finish counterpart!
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set All-Day Makeup Extender (P600, Lazada)
This mild, oil-free mist enhances your makeup’s staying power, keeping it locked for the entire day. It just smells distinctly of hairspray, but if you can put that aside, then go for it!
Did we miss any of your favorite transfer-proof makeup options? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!
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