Tried & Tested: Smudge-proof Makeup

Can these formulas stand the test of heat and sweat? Our favourite social media influencers find out

Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder, $62.
08 Oct 2015

Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder, $62.

“This didn’t last too long on my forehead and chin where I get most oily, but I love how lightweight this loose powder is — it’s great for touch ups as it keeps my complexion looking soft and flawless.” – Yeoh Mong Chin

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Extreme, $91.
08 Oct 2015

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Extreme, $91.

“I’ve been using this foundation for a long time and I’m always pleased with its long lastingness — my complexion still looked matte after 10 hours of wear. I love that it goes on smooth and gives naturally-flawless looking skin, while minimising the pores.” – Jessica Tham

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom, $54.
08 Oct 2015

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom, $54.

“For a multi-purpose product that can be used on both my lips and cheeks, the colour payoff is fantastic. It gives cheeks a natural flush that’s dewy and was moisturising on the lips. I just wish the colour lasted longer!” – Yeoh Mong Chin

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $37.
08 Oct 2015

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $37.

“Though thick, the primer blended well and didn’t feel sticky at all. It helped my eye makeup last the entire day and I even used this on my lower eyelids to keep my lower eyeliner from smudging — a little really goes a long way.” – Lian Mei Ting

Browhaus HD Mascara, $17.90.
08 Oct 2015

Browhaus HD Mascara, $17.90.

“I wore this to the gym and it lasted through the entire day, even after a workout. It did not smudge and stayed on like a star. I found its texture lightweight and easy to apply, and it didn’t turn my lashes clumpy.” – Jasmine Danker

Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush, $33.
08 Oct 2015

Urban Decay Brow Beater Microfine Brow Pencil and Brush, $33.

“This is my new favourite eyebrow pencil. I love its longevity and how pigmented the colour is. The tip of the pencil is thin and easy to control, so I can fill in my brows naturally.” –Yeoh Mong Chin

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Fusion Ink Foundation, $89.
08 Oct 2015

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Fusion Ink Foundation, $89.

“This felt surprisingly light on skin, and held its own through the day without caking. It kept the oily areas on my face in check, and evened out my skin tone flawlessly.” – Jessica Tham

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Eye Pencils, $34 each.
08 Oct 2015

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place Eye Pencils, $34 each.

“It glided on super easily but smudged a little for me after a couple of hours, so I prefer to use it as an eyeshadow as it comes with an applicator tip and blends easily.” – Jayne Tham

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge, $41.
08 Oct 2015

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge, $41.

“Its staying power is amazing — I had it on for hours through drinks and light snacks. I would save this for a special occasion like a dinner function as no touch-ups are required, but it felt a little sticky and took some effort to remove.” – Lian Mei Ting

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner, $18.90.
08 Oct 2015

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner, $18.90.

“I really like how this works like a pencil liner but goes on as a gel. It doesn’t just look natural; it lasted through a full day of events and social gatherings without budging.”– Limaran Agustina