Tutorial: The ultimate anti-hulas makeup routine
Summer in the Philippines require a particular set of makeup skills. On a normal day out I'd recommend you wear the lightest amount of makeup you can get away with. However, sometimes, you might need to have a full face on for work or for an event. If that's the case, heres an anti-hulas makeup look you can try! I've used reliable products as well as a few handy techniques to keep my face looking fresh and my makeup down to only minimal fading.
I made a video below, but since I know you guys don't like watching videos here, I also added some GIFs. ^_^ Enjoy!
Step 1: Apply a mattifying primer. Primers absorb oil and sweat while holding the rest of your base makeup down. I blended the Happy Skin Matte About You Pore & Shine Control Primer In Nude (P1,299) all over my face to get a great canvas going.
Step 2: With your favorite tool, even out a long-wearing liquid foundation on your skin. This stays on better than any other formulation! I used the Revlon Colorstay Makeup for Oily/Combination skin (P825) to get flawless-looking skin that doesn't crease or crack all day (with proper retouching of course). The shade I used in this tutorial is light on me (310 Warm Golden FYI) but it oxidizes a bit and doesn't look *as* off later on.
Step 3: Apply a brightening concealer to zap eye bags. I went with the Missha Under Eye Brightener (P190 from Althea) since this doesn't crease on me! I just dabbed it on my under eyes then blended it with the same foundation brush I used earlier.
Step 4: Cover up blemishes if needed. I'm just being OC, but I added the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (~P1,500) on top of my blemishes and blended it out with my fingers.
Step 5: Set everything with a mattifying powder. Loose powder is more commonly used, but pressed powder works just as well! The Happy Skin Matte Of Your Dreams Oil Control Mattifying Powder In Translucent (P1,200) is a thin, colorless powder that doesn't look flat. It makes skin look super smooth, too!
Step 6: Draw on soft yet water-resistant brows. If you're particularly oily or sweaty around your arches, you might want to use a brow gel since it's the most long-wearing formula of all. Currently I'm loving the Sleek Makeup Brow Intensity (P695) since it's budge-proof and smear-proof! I just use a separate angled brow brush to get a good shape, following the natural form and hair growth of my brows.
Step 7: Use an eye crayon as an eyeshadow base. A colored shadow stick like the Nudestix Sheer Eye Color in Bronze (P1,139 at Sephora) works better than primer because it reinforces your eyeshadow color and wears just as well as eyeliner. I just applied it haphazardly near my lashes then blended it upwards with a clean brush.
Step 8: Set the eye crayon with eyeshadow powder. I applied Substiture For Love from the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette (P1,106) on my lids up to the crease. Now that's a super easy way to get gradient + long-wearing eyes! This technique works for all eye shapes.
Step 9: Line the eyes with a film-type liquid eyeliner. Film-type liners set solid and do not budge. In this FOTD, I used the Tony Moly Coating Liner in Pearl Brown. Black looks great too, but go for brown if you want a soft, Korean-inspired look!
Step 10: Comb waterproof mascara onto your lashes, starting at the base then teasing to the top to achieve length. The Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara (P795) is forever my fave, since it's waterproof and never smudges on me.
Step 12: Use a multi-purpose palette to contour, blush, and highlight in one go. I like the formula of the Catrice Sculpting Powder in Almond Architect (~P400) since it's easy to work with and stay for about 4-5 hours on my combination skin. I like how natural it looks, but the shading does the job of narrowing and defining my face.
Steps 13 and 14: For the most long-wearing lips, apply a lip liner first then top it with matte lipstick. You may also use liquid lipstick with the liner, but traditional bullets are more comfortable to wear, IMHO. I used the Happy Skin Beauty and the Beast Lip Liner in Rose (P499) to fill in my lips then added Pink Sugar's Creamy Matte lippie in Breakfast in Bed (P299 and a new shade!) to get the BEST MLBB for me. Do you agree?
And that's how my anti-hulas look usually goes! I can rely on this makeup to look fresh for 7-8 hours with only one blot around my t-zone, a retouch of the contour/blush/highlight (optional, sometimes I just blush), and a lip retouch. It can stay up to 10 hours. ^_^ Let me know how your own anti-hulas routine goes!