Opt For Waterproof
Yes, products with non-waterproof formula are easier to remove, but it’s best to prepare for rainy days (pun fully intended) with waterproof eyeliner and mascara, so you don’t end up looking like a panda when your makeup smudges.
Eyeliner and Mascara set, $55 from Eyeko
Go Easy On The Oil
Even if it were raining in the morning when you were preparing for your visit, that doesn’t mean you should put a lot of facial oil on.
Unlike the typical winter’s day that has dry air, rainy weather doesn’t dry your skin out.
Hence, it’s best to go for lightweight skincare products that prevent your makeup from slipping or fading.
Face Oil, $85, from Arcona
Apply For Hot Weather
Let’s be real, the chances of it being sunny in Singapore is much greater than it raining.
So, when you’re doing your base makeup, it’s best to keep in mind that the sun might come out later — or in an hour.
Hot weather makeup usually comes in a matter finish, which makes it last longer through the day.
Moreover, the after-rain humidity can also cause your makeup to fade, hence it’s best to pick a long-lasting formula.
Foundation, $70, from NARS
Use Sunscreen As A Primer
A primer makes your makeup last longer, but if you’re not up for the idea of adding one more step to your makeup routine, simply use your sunblock/sunscreen as a primer.
After all, sun protection is a must so if you really need to forgo a product, skip the primer.
And yes, sunblock/sunscreen is necessary even when it’s raining.
Sunscreen, $17.20, from Sunplay
Keep Your Makeup Light
In the same way you would keep your makeup light when it’s hot, do the same on rainy days because if there’s anything as bad as melted makeup, it’s got to be makeup that’s faded because of rain splashes.
A good option is tinted moisturiser, but if you’re looking for a fuller coverage, go for a BB cushion or cream.
BB Cushion, from Laneige