It’s that annual Hong Kong conundrum: how to make your make-up stay on once the heat and humidity begin to rise. If you’re suffering from the morning melt, consider the power of formula: make-up that’s specifically engineered to stay on longer and stronger through rain or shine.
When it comes to foundation, look for formulas like GIVENCHY BEAUTY’s Teint Couture Everwear, a medium- to high-coverage waterproof foundation that lasts a full 24 hours, with that pleasing pore-blurring effect that comes from the addition of silicones. Concealers like GIORGIO ARMANI’s Power Fabric Concealer are perfect thanks to long-wear pigments that work extra hard to hide dark circles and blemishes.
Anything infused with skincare ingredients is ideal as well — if your skin is well-hydrated, that reduces oil production, which is a key culprit in breaking down your make-up. Take CHARLOTTE TILBURY’s Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand, a liquid highlighter that contains elements like Lindera extract that benefit skin, while offering an otherworldly shine factor that exceeds your typical powder highlighters.
For the eyes and lips, vibrant hues are the way to go, and there’s none better than TOM FORD’s Shadow Extreme and Extreme Lip Spark, two brand-new collections that are exclusive to Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. The shadows — which come in either foil or glitter finishes — are high-pigment products that are ultra-thin and water-resistant, so a single swipe will last all day long, while the Lip Sparks look like glitter on your lips, but with the creamy finish, feeling and staying power of your best long-wear lipstick.