3 Quick Hacks For Budge-Proof Makeup This Rainy Season

Love it or hate it, the rainy season comes without fail during the latter half of the year. Your beauty routine will just have to adapt.

The no-brainer solution is really to invest in waterproof or water-resistant makeup products: the good ones are pricey for a reason and live up to the hype (hello, Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara). But while you’re saving up for the good stuff, there are tricks you can try to make your current product lineup last longer.

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#1 Swipe on a waterproof primer before any makeupLady happy facing in front holding and swiping a waterproof primer on her face

You don’t have to head out the door with a full face of waterproof makeup products! Since primer goes on after moisturizer, having a waterproof primer as a base works wonders.

Waterproof primer

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Veil Mineral Primer 8.9ml

Hourglass Cosmetics, P1,200

4.5 / 5 ★

It’ll keep your other products from sliding off your face and serve as a sort of barrier between your skin and beauty products. Primer is a skincare product, after all.


#2 Set your makeup with setting spray

Lady happy holding a white spray bottle

This isn’t a new tip—that’s all these sprays are for, and there are available alternatives for every skin type. However, most people just spray them on after applying a full face of makeup. While effective, it doesn’t maximize the use of the product.

Lock-It Mist Setting Spray

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Lock-It Mist Setting Spray

Kat Von D, P732

4 / 5 ★

Instead, opt to layer your setting spray: apply a few sprays after moisturizer, concealer and foundation, eyeshadow and contour, blush and highlighter. This acts to set the various layers of makeup individually, thus making it less likely to slide off.

Be sure to wait a few seconds for the spray to dry in between steps to keep from ruining your next makeup step!


#3 Dab on eye primer before applying eyeshadow

Lady staring her self in front of a mirror

If your personal preference or the occasion calls for more elaborate eye makeup, it’s best to take extra precautions. An eye primer will help set powder eye shadows (particularly over a powder foundation) and make their colors pop in addition to helping the look last longer.

Shadow Insurance Primer

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Shadow Insurance Primer

Too Faced, P1,233

4.5 / 5 ★

Skip your foundation on your lids and pat your eye primer of choice directly over your face primer for best effect!

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