Ensuring our make-up stays put for more than a couple of hours in Hong Kong’s notoriously hot and humid summers can be a struggle, especially these days, when face masks have become a part of daily life. The good news is, there are ways to keep your makeup from smudging throughout the day.
We talked to a few leading Hong Kong make-up artists to get some professional tips on how to look your best while wearing a mask in the heat and humidity.
1. Prep your skin
Using a water-based moisturiser after cleansing and toning will help even out your skin complexion and give your make-up a clean base to cling to.
“I prefer the Tatcha Water Cream, an oil-free moisturiser that doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy or sticky.” says celebrity make-up artist Kalam Chu. Wait a few minutes between skincare and make-up application to allow the moisturiser to absorb properly into skin and to avoid any residue left on the face. Clumpy make-up is never a good look.
Other water-based moisturisers that we love for sticky summer days are Charlotte’s Magic Cream by Charlotte Tilbury and Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Infusion de Rose Nourishing Crème.