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“My face is melting!” 6 Tips For Transfer-Proof Makeup That Can Last in Hot M’sian Weather


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Since we experience summer all year long here in Malaysia, most of us have probably experienced our makeup melting through our sweat. It can be very frustrating, especially if you’ve put in so much effort into your makeup routine.

Wish you can learn how to make your makeup stay on longer? Good news! We’re here to share some tips and tricks so that your makeup can slay all day! 😉


1. Cleanse and prep your skin properly

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Having a smooth and clean base can allow your makeup to grip better on your skin. Make sure to properly cleanse your face and moisturise it well before using a primer. A blurring or pore-filling primer would work best because they tend to have a sticky texture that the makeup can cling onto. You can also choose a mattifying primer that is formulated to balance out excess oil and prevent your makeup from slipping and sliding off.


2. Powder > foundation > powder again!

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This trick actually originated from a popular TikTok trend! The tip is to apply a light layer of loose powder on your face (can be on your T-zone only or your whole face) to ‘set’ your primer. This will help to control any excess oil that is produced on your skin as you go about your day and it also helps to blur out any texture on your face. After the light layer of powder, you can apply your foundation as per usual and finally, set your face with powder again to make sure the foundation won’t budge!


3. Spot conceal instead of applying a thick layer of foundation

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Spot concealing refers to using a concealer or foundation and applying it to specific spots on your face (blemishes, acne scars, etc.) that would need extra coverage. After spot concealing, you can proceed with applying your foundation as per usual. This way, you won’t end up applying such a thick layer of foundation but you would still get the coverage that you need!


4. Use a setting spray after every step

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One of the most crucial tips to get your makeup to last longer is to spritz a long-wearing setting spray onto your face after every step in your base makeup routine. In this case, you can spray it after applying primer, after powdering your face, after applying the foundation and finally after you set your foundation with powder. The setting spray will act as a ‘lock’ to further ensure each layer of your makeup won’t budge. Remember! It’s crucial to let the setting spray dry completely on your face before you proceed to the next step.


5. Use waterproof eyeliner and mascara

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It’s almost inevitable to be sweating in this hot Malaysian weather. Because of that, it’s recommended to make sure that your eyeliner and mascara are both waterproof. These products will prevent you from getting smudges under the eyes (also known as the ‘panda eyes’ look!). If you also have thick eyebrows, you should set your eyebrows with a brow gel to make sure that they stay looking neat and put together.


6. Finish up the look with smudge-proof lipstick

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Lipstick is probably the easiest thing to get smudged, especially if you’re constantly eating and drinking or if you have to wear a face mask. Because of this, we’d recommend choosing smudge-proof lipsticks that can last you throughout the day. However, we also get that some long-wearing lipsticks can be extremely drying and uncomfortable. So if you’re having trouble finding a transfer-proof lipstick that suits you, we’d recommend checking out the M·A·C Locked Kiss Ink range of lipsticks!

The M·A·C Locked Kiss Ink lipstick range from M·A·C Cosmetics promises to give you a weightless, transfer-proof and comfortable lip colour lasting up to 24 hours!

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The game-changing lipstick range is already dubbed ‘the future of lipstick’ due to its long-wearing formula. Want to know what’s special about this lipstick? We’ll tell you!

Delivers transfer-proof, waterproof and kiss-proof coverage

Formulated with M·A·C’s Pigment Lock Technology, the lipstick is meant to give you up to 24-hour wear thanks to the double-coated and ultra-refined pigments in the formula that deliver a rich, full-coverage lip colour. No touch-ups needed!


Comes with a weightless and comfortable texture

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The M·A·C Locked Kiss Ink lipstick comes in a matte formula that is meant to be breathable and weightless even after hours of wear. The formula also contains good-for-lips, nutrient-packed ingredients such as passion fruit oil, coconut oil and shea butter to maximise the comfort on your lips.


Glides on and off your lips easily!

Thanks to its slanted and tapered applicator, you can precisely apply the lipstick to achieve fully coloured lips effortlessly. Though the formula is meant to be waterproof, you can also easily take off the lipstick by using a cleansing oil such as the M·A·C Hyper Real Fresh Canvas Cleansing Oil. Plus, the cleansing oil can be used to take off all of your transfer-proof makeup (including dirt or excess oil) without stripping your skin of its moisture!


Available in more than 25 vibrant shades suited for everyone

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The M·A·C Locked Kiss Ink lipstick comes in more than 25 curated shades of rich matte colours that range from timeless reds, precious pinks, next-to-naked neutrals and even stunning lavenders and oranges. No matter what your skin tone is, you can definitely find something to suit you from this wide range of shades!


Finally, you can eat, drink and do everything under the sun without worrying about your lips getting smudged! Interested to get your transfer-proof lipstick now? You’ll be glad to know that this Locked Kiss Ink range is now available in Malaysia! Retailing at RM143 per lipstick, you can get it at all M·A·C Cosmetics stores nationwide or you can also shop on their website.

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, this lipstick is just what you need for a romantic date night makeup look! 😘💋

To find out more or to shop the lipstick, visit the M·A·C Cosmetics website here. You can also keep up on all of the latest news or promo via their Facebook or Instagram.


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