If you live in a tropical country like the Philippines, you have a longer list of beauty concerns.
The scorching heat of the sun is no joke. It can cause you to sweat buckets, and just as instantly melt your makeup pronto.
But rarely do we see stars on TV with sabog na foundation even if they're under the sun, or kumalat na mascara even after they cry—thanks to their tried and tested makeup tricks.
Indeed, you can stay fabulous even if the temperature reaches 37 degrees celsius, take a dip in the pool, or head out to the open sea.
Here are the items you need.
All the makeup artists PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed during SM Beauty's Glam Session event last April 28 attested to the wonders a primer can do to achieve that flawless look all day long.
But aside from extending the wear of the makeup, some brands can also help blur the fine lines, fill pores, color correct, and reduce dryness or oiliness.
Revlon's PhotoReady Perfecting Primer smoothens and perfects skin.
Price: PHP825.00 at SM Beauty
You may shake your head and say foundation is mainit and malagkit for your face.
But Cargo Liquid Foundation has a lightweight and oil-free formula.
Best of all, it truly is water resistant.
Try rubbing a small amount on your hand, run it under water, and the color won't come off.
Plus it hydrates your skin, and has Vitamins E and C.
Price: PHP1,850 at Beauty Bar
If you insist that summer is indeed "no-foundation" season given the humid weather, Revlon Colorstay 2-in-1 compact makeup and concealer can give you that flawless, demi-matte, which is the most natural finish of all.
Available in 12 shades, it is sweat resistant.
Price: PHP975 at Watsons
Now if you don't want to look maputla, Cargo's BeachBlush works as a blush and bronzer.
Eye makeup may be too much for the beach, but not the rosy glow.
Price: PHP1,450 at Beauty Bar
Regardless of the season, lipsticks should always be your best friend.
They don't just add color to your face in an instant, they should moisturize your lips too.
Burt's Bees, which is famous for its lip balm, has a lipstick range that promises "eight-hour moisture."
Aside from a lip color that stays, even more important are lips that look kissable the whole day, thanks to Burt's Bees' natural ingredients moringa and raspberry seed oils.
It comes in 18 shades, with the following as the latest additions: (L-R) Orchid Ocean, Wine Wave, Crimson Coast, and Doused Rose.
Price: PHP795 at Beauty Bar, select SM Beauty and Watsons
6. EYEBROW PEN
Because a striking kilay has become all the rage these days, get a "1-day tattoo" eyeliner that lasts 24 hours, doesn't smudge when you sweat, and can be easily washed off with water and facial wash.
The 2Way Eyebrow Liner is available in four shades; 01 Light Brown, 02 Natural Brown, 03 Mocha Brown, 04 Grayish Brown, and has a limited-edition Disney Princesses set.
Price: PHP895 per pencil at SM Beauty and Watsons
In just one coat, you get thicket lashes minus the clumps.
It has a collagen formula, a Mega Brush, and is waterproof.
Price: PHP399 at Robinsons Department Store