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5 Easy Hacks to Party-Proof Your Makeup Look

Less retouch, more fun.
5 Easy Hacks to Party-Proof Your Makeup Look
Less retouch, more fun.

Socializing does way more than drain your energy. Keep your look fresh all night long with these fool-proof hacks


If your fave foundation has SPF, you run the risk of looking ashy in flash photography. Hit two birds with one stone by both setting your base and avoiding ghost face: Lightly dust MAC’s Prep + Prime Color Correcting Loose Powder (P1999, SM Megamall) over your face and take a test selfie before you step out.


The secret tip for that long-lasting, lit-from-within glow: Use a sheer, goldflecked luster lippie as highlighter on your cheeks, then set with highlighting powder! Try NARS’ Sheer Lipstick in Mayflower (P1795, Rustan’s).

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Create a perfect cupid’s bow by drawing a heart connecting the middle of your upper lip and lower lip with liner, like CoverGirl’s Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Red (P199, Watsons). Fill in, then, so your lipstick stays vibrant all night, dust some powder blush in a similar shade of red over your pout.


Fun fact: Multiple thin layers of concealer last far, far longer than just one heavy coat. Build up Stila’s Correct & Perfect All-in-One Color-Correcting Palette’s (P2500, Beauty Bar) customized coverage in light strokes for longevity. Remember the basics: Peach neutralizes blue shadows, orange cancels out dark spots, green hides redness and lavender camouflages any yellowish tinge.

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Want to keep your smokey stare smoldering ‘til morning? The trick lies in some actual smoke: Heat the tip of your kohl pencil, like Maybelline’s Master Kajal Kohl Liner (P299, Watsons) with a lighter for one second, let cool for 15, and voilà! Instant gel liner that will stay on ‘til sunrise.

*This article originally appeared in Preview, November 2016 issue.