I always look forward to beach and garden weddings. It's like taking a break in paradise while watching your two closest friends profess their eternal love to each other. And of course, I won't deny that I'll definitely be Instagramming the whole time. After, all I'm all dolled up in a nice dress and blessed with a picturesque backdrop.
But the lovely location comes with a price: I know that I'll melt because it's almost always summer weather in the Philippines. So out of need, I searched high and low for the best lightweight bases that will last even on hot days. (Ed's note: Always put on SPF before applying makeup! )
This foundation's formula is pigmented AF, so you just need two dots for your whole face. And although it says "radiant" on the bottle, expect it to have a matte (yet not flat!), skin-like finish on your complexion.
Staying power: 16 hours
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Now if you're looking for a breathable base that will stay on for a long period, then turn to Esteé Lauder's lighter version of their bestselling Double Wear foundation. It bestows a fresh and matte finish on the face—a major factor if you've got oily skin. Apply in sheer layers for a natural-looking effect.
Staying power: 24 hours
Esteé Lauder Doublewear Nude Water Fresh Makeup, SM Megamall
Envelope your face with a veil of lightness with this powder foundation that offers long-lasting coverage. It's great for those with oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin.
BYS Mineral Compact Foundation, P679, Watsons
Tinted moisturizer + concealer
Another combo to try is buffing a tinted moisturizer all over the face and just spot-concealing blemishes and dark circles. This pair feels lightweight to almost nothing on the skin.
Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Power Plant Mall
Revlon Colorstay Concealer, P725, Watsons
Oil-free primer + concealer
Remain shine-free on the T-zone by applying a mattifying primer on the forehead, nose, and chin. Just touch up a bit of concealer on the areas that need to be covered.
Pop Beauty Face Magnet Primer, P850, Glamourbox.ph
Perricone No Concealer Concealer, P1,750, Beauty Bar
Concealer + highlighter
If you want to ditch the foundation, just focus on concealing your blemishes. Then, dab a highlighting powder on top of the cheekbones to mimic dewy skin. Dust powder on the T-zone to keep the shine away.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme, P1,541, Sephora.ph
Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter, P1,800, Greenbelt 5
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