Lasting power is one huge selling point for me when it comes to makeup. Who has time for touch-ups? This is especially true when you’re out with your friends and having a good time. No one wants to be interrupted by patchy lipstick or mascara stains beneath their eyes.
If you know exactly what I mean, consider these five products to take next time you’re out to paint the town red.
Etude House Curl Fix Mascara
I have been using this mascara for quite some time and I can tell you truthfully that it doesn’t run. It keeps your lashes curled and thick. It also doesn’t leave your lashes feeling stiff so you can layer it on without clumping or getting spider leg-like lashes.
Etude House. Available at SM Makati. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick
This contour and highlighting stick is an easy way to define your face without bothering with brushes. Pro tip: Apply it before foundation so you aren’t left with harsh lines on your face. You can use the cream highlighting end as a base for highlighting powders for that extra glow.
Maybelline. Available at selected Watson’s branches. For more information, visit their website.
Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Launched just this month, the reformulated Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks of Make Up Forever give the color payoff they promised. It’s also hydrating despite the pigmentation and comes in a wide variety of colors including black and green. My favorite though is the M101, a nude shade that doesn’t go patchy even after having a couple of drinks.
Make Up Forever. Available at SM Mega Fashion Hall. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick
Rendering the makeup artist favorite into stick form was a good idea given how you can use it without a brush. One swipe guarantees full coverage that won’t budge with minimal to no setting powder. So use a light hand with this one.
MAC. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Burberry Eye Color Cream
Given its creamy base, this eyeshadow doesn’t need primer to stick to your lids but does offer an opaque color. It gives a subtle metallic sheen which is great for a nighttime look that has an impact but is still classy.