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Melt-proof your makeup this summer

Four tips on how to look fresh under the sun

Most women know that it’s easy to look like a hot mess when wearing makeup during summer. From its application down to its wear, it takes so much effort to keep your look from melting off thanks to the sweltering heat and humidity. But for once wouldn’t it be nice not to have your foundation cake or your eyeliner smear? Here we found some updates you can make to melt-proof your makeup and keep you looking fresh all season long.



Touch up with paper
Avoid using powder to get rid of shine because this may cause your makeup to look thick and chunky. Instead, use the matte side of Palladio’s Rice Paper (P325) to get rid of excess oil. Afterward if you find that your foundation is showing signs of caking or is sitting on top of your pores, you may use a clean sponge to gently blend out and restore its evenness. Then you may use the powdered end of the blotter as an option to lightly mattify the face.



Switch to cream
Powder blush can easily give you a streaky finish specially when it blends with sweat which can happen anytime from its application to the course of its wear. To avoid this, we recommend changing to a cream formula, such as Palladio’s I’m Blushing 2-in-1 Cheek and Lip Tint (P450) for a number of reasons: it blends easily and evenly, provides a natural second skin finish, stays on longer, and provides a pretty dewy finish when exposed to hot weather.



Practice priming
We’re always told to wear less makeup during summer because it means there’s less of it to melt off. But the addition of primer to your routine actually does the opposite by creating a barrier that locks in makeup. When shopping for a formula, make sure to look for one that hydrates such as Palladio’s Foundation Primer (P800). This keeps skin’s moisture in check and prevents it from over producing oil that can cause makeup to slide off.



Embrace waterproof mascara
Waterproof mascara may be hard to wear for two reasons: it’s difficult to remove and it can make your lashes fall off. But Palladio’s Aqua Force Mascara (P550) makes a case for this by providing protecting and conditioning ingredients such as bamboo, rice and olive waxes to care for the lashes. And its removal? Nothing that a pad soaked in micellar water can’t erase.


Main photographs by Renzo Navarro
Art Direction by Mags Ocampo

Cindy Go
Cindy Go
She is the Beauty and Wellness editor of TheNeighborhood.ph. She loves dogs.
style by Ica Rivera

Check Out: Get your next beauty fix for free

The best time to restock on your makeup? Right before a party.

The first places that come to mind when I need to get made up or pampered would be the salon or the spa. But with the hectic holiday season, I find myself searching for ways to save both my time and my money. Little did I know that it was all about timing. If you time your big personal care purchases right before a party, you won’t need to spend a centavo on getting your hair or makeup done. I went through the different counters of SM Beauty and learned more about the free services they offer.


Free hair coloring by L’Oreal Paris
For as low as P299, you can purchase hair dye, which comes with free hair color application by their beauty technicians. Of course, they blow dry your hair afterward, so you can head straight to your Christmas reunion.

Skin pampering by Origins
Skin looking dull and lifeless? Origins provides five different skin-pampering services, ranging from a 5-minute exfoliation to a 20-minute feel good facial. If you’re not sure which one to try,  their beauty consultant can recommend a treatment based on your skin type.

Cleansing facial by Shisedo
Get rid of icky blackheads and rejuvenate your skin with a one-hour cleansing facial, when you purchase P10,000 worth of products from Shisedo. If you just need a quick fix, they also provide a 15-minute facial with no minimum purchase required. After the facial, they apply foundation, powder, lipstick, and eyebrow makeup, leaving you with a fresh and natural look.

Makeup tutorial by Clinique
Always wanted to learn how to do a cat eye? A beauty consultant from Clinique can teach you a simple routine for your specific needs in just 15 minutes—from perfecting your base, to nailing that smokey eye, and learning a convenient makeup routine for traveling.

Free makeover!
Nearly all the stalls in SM Beauty provide free makeup service. Well-loved brands like M.A.C, Nyx, and Revlon provide full makeup services by their trained makeup artists, for a minimum purchase of P3,000, P2,500, and P1,500 respectively.

Pro tip: Beauty consultants from brands in the smaller stalls, like BLK, Pink Sugar, and Catrice, will do your full makeup for any purchase. Yes, even just one lipstick.


Ica Rivera
Ica thinks acc**nt*ng and f*n*nc* are bad words. She'd rather talk about music, films, or literally anything else.