Keeping makeup looking fresh and radiant all day long is a challenge in itself in Singapore, thanks to the constant heat and humidity. And if you have oily skin that’s prone to looking slick and shiny by mid-day, things can only get harder. But instead of piling on makeup each time you perspire or notice shine on your T-zone, it is important to first make sure that you set makeup correctly. After applying liquid foundation and cream or fluid concealer, it is absolutely crucial that you set your makeup with a light dusting of loose powder. This step soaks up excessive moisture of your makeup and prevents makeup from sliding so it adheres as closely to your skin as possible.
Yet, as the day progresses, it is inevitable that your skin produces sebum and sweat, which gradually causes makeup to shift and slide. And for those with oily skin, this can be as soon as a couple of hours after you’ve left the house.
Text: Joyce Cheo / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
And when that happens, here are the best pressed powders to absorb excess shine and restore makeup to its former perfection: