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We're well on our way to the weekend. But we're not completely shutting our social media accounts off before we take a good gander at the latest happenings in the worlds of fashion, beauty and stylish living.

beautyblender foundation

The brand famous for their makeup sponges have now released the perfect companion for their first product, which has a cult-like following. Introducing Bounce, a foundation line with a velveteen matte finish. It comes in 32 shades. 

Shake Shack in the PH

A woman holding a tray filled with burgers, fries, and a drink

Shake Shack — the critically acclaimed, modern day roadside burger joint that's loved in the U.S. — is coming to Manila. Watch out for it in the first quarter of 2019.

Get ready for the heat

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Learn more about how you can stay protected under the sun at the Anessa Pop-Up at Orchard Road from 6 July to 12 August. There will be a testing station as well as game booths!

Make Me A ZALORA Model

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The search for the next face of ZALORA is back in its third cycle. If you think you've got what it takes, check out the criteria here.

Hello, Huawei nova 3i

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The latest smartphone from Huawei has been unveiled. The nova 3i, which retails for SGD398,  is the only mid-range device in the market that offers front-facing cameras with AI (artificial intelligence) support. Get your hands on one of them starting 28 July.

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Catch up on what happened earlier this week here.



In summer, humidity and sweat go hand-in-hand. This is why owning waterproof, sweat-resistant beauty products that won’t budge or melt as you go about your daily tasks is of utmost importance. Ahead, we share picks that made it to our sweat-proof beauty arsenal.

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen EX 

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Skin protection from the sun should be your top priority no matter the season! This is why this pick from Anessa earns a spot in our vanity. The multi-functional sun cream offers SPF50+ PA+++ and is ultra lightweight. It also glides on the skin without making you feel greasy. And the best part? It’s sweat-proof.

CLIO Waterproof Brush Liner 

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Nothing says #girlboss better than a killer winged look. Make sure your eyeliner stays and slays the entire day, even under the scorching heat with this liner from CLIO. The thin tip makes for a perfect tool to line those lids with precision, while the waterproof formula keeps it intact all day.

K-Palette 24h Real Lasting Eyebrow Pencil 

A brown eyebrow pencil in its Japanese packaging

Whether you’re going for a pair of strong and bold brows or a soft, feathery look, this K-Palette eyebrow pencil is your best bet against sweat. It’s smudge-proof, water-resistant and incredibly long-lasting.

Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Volume and Curl Mascara Super Waterproof

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This mascara features a super waterproof formula that delivers long-lasting hold without weighing your lashes down. It even comes with its own dedicated make-up remover – that’s how committed it is to staying put.

CliniqueFIT Post-workout Neutralising Powder

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Specifically designed for days dedicated at the gym, this pick from Clinique can also be a sweat-proofing buddy for a warm casual day. Perfect for setting your face before a long day or touching up after a strenuous activity, this will definitely keep your makeup in tip-top shape for the rest of the day.

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX 

A cushion-type foundation in a gold and white compact casing

A lightweight but heavy-duty makeup base is something that should not be absent from your beauty arsenal — ever! This cushion foundation fits the bill just right. With coverage, radiance, and a moisturised finish as some of its core features formula-wise, a swipe of this will keep you looking fresh all day.

Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray

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This setting spray features a unique technology that lowers the temperature of your makeup — no matter how hot and humid your environment is — to make sure it stays in place and keep sebum and perspiration at bay.

Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer

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A trusty concealer that won’t let you down on a hot summer day? This full-coverage cream concealer from Benefit Cosmetics is great at covering dark spots and discolouration. Plus it stays on all day no matter how sweaty you get.

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There is no shortage of time-saving beauty hacks on the internet. They range from practical ones (using a dry shampoo instead of washing your hair) to some really wacky ones (fork contouring, anyone?). At some point, we wondered which of those are really worth doing. Out of all the hacks out there, we decided to try four popular tricks to see if they can really work. Keep reading to see the results. 

Beauty Hack # 1: Highlighter for eyeshadow

A swatch of a highlighter on the back of a hand, and a photo of a woman wearing the same highlighter shade on her eyelids

Highlighter used is Hourglass Flash Lighting Stick in Champagne Flash

There's a speculation within the beauty community that highlighters are just eyeshadows in a different packaging. And it's probably why this particular hack was born. The concept is simple; you just use highlighters as single-colour eyeshadow to give your eyes a bit of glimmer and pop if you're strapped for time. I'm glad to say that it actually works! However, if you have oily skin, you may see noticeable crease lines starting to form after a few hours. So this one's probably best for drier skin types. 

Beauty Hack 2: Refresh with a hydrating face mist instead of retouching makeup

A bottle of a face mist sitting in the midst of fake seashells

We can all agree that retouching your makeup is a gruelling task, especially if you have a hectic schedule. Beauty gurus would often advise using hydrating face mists instead of going through your makeup routine once again. Herbivore's Rose Hibiscus is one of those mists that does the job. It refreshes and hydrates skin while making sure that makeup stays fresh and in place. Spritz as needed!

Beauty Hack 3: Brow powder for shaped arches and contoured cheeks

One of the biggest challenges in finding the perfect contour product is getting a cool-toned shade that won't look ashy upon application. But here's a secret: you don't have to look further than your own brow kit. Using this Maybelline Fashion Brow Kit, which has a wax and two powder products in its pans, you're not just guaranteed with good arches with its great colour payoff and performance, you'll also get the perfect contour shade that mimics the natural planes and shadows on your face.

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The small pan also helps in controlling how much product goes into your brush, so you don't have to worry about over-shading upon first application. The Elf Eyebrow Kit also serves as a great option as a double-purpose product.  My favourite thing about this hack is the eyebrow kits are slim and easy to carry compared to a contour palette, especially when I travel.

Beauty Hack 4: Lipstick for flushed cheeks and a pretty pout

No time to do a full-faced look but still need a hack to look fresh and prepped? We say grab your lipstick and go. A quick dab on your cheeks and lips with a trusty product like Etude House's Mini Two Match Lipstick is perfect for someone who wants a made-up look while still considering time, effort, and convenience.

What I love about this product from the K-beauty brand is it doesn't feel sticky whenever I use it as a blush and I can even mix and match the colours depending on my mood or the type of flush or the pout I'm going for. One product, a variety of looks, less hassle!

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You can also unclasp the two ends and use them individually or buy another shade and use the magnet connector in the middle for another dual-ended combo. That, on top of the cute packaging, makes this a winner in my book. Using these two dual-purpose products, I was able to create this look in less than 10 minutes.

Woman's face before and after applying lipstick and blush

Left: before; Right: after 

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Next, check out these travel-friendly dual-purpose products.