Going to your favourite idol’s concert is like a dream come true; after saving all your money and lining up for hours, you finally snagged that coveted ticket! However, the preparation for D-Day doesn’t end once you have the ticket in your hands. For some, one of the many steps of getting ready for a concert entails perfecting that concert-ready makeup: The kind of makeup look that will withstand the sweat, tears, and possibly (but hopefully not) blood that may incur during a concert.
Sadly, not all makeup products are created equal, and some products will not survive the intense conditions that come with attending a concert. Luckily the following makeup products on this list have risen to the occasion and are ready for the challenge.
Etude House Tint My Brows Liquid Brow Liner
PHP348, Etude House
This is a great liquid type eyebrow liner that is perfect for filling out sparse eyebrows and drawing on hair-like strokes. Sweat and friction will not remove this product so easily; once it’s on, it’s ON. This also works well as subtle definition on the eye if you’re not a heavy eyeliner-user!
Heroine Make Mascara
This is the Holy Grail of Asian brand mascaras. It’s a bit of a splurge, but well worth the price. You can cry over your bias for the whole concert and still have your lashes be as full, defined, and curled as the minute you applied it. It’s no joke! This mascara will last you the whole day, night, and even the night after the concert. You can’t go wrong with this mascara.
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact
PHP480, Althea Philippines
Need a long-lasting powder to set your face with? Look no further than Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Pact! This powder leaves your face smooth to the touch after applying without that feeling of caking or dryness. Its compact design is also perfect to drop into even the smallest of bags. This powder is supposedly great as a dry shampoo substitute as well!
Clio Micro Fine Oil Control Fix Mist
PHP494, Althea Philippines
Setting sprays are a useful tool in adding extra mileage to your makeup, and this particular setting spray from Clio can help keep oily skin at bay in the process. This lightweight spray is a great addition to your concert makeup routine especially if you have oily skin. It’s packed with sebum controlling powder for oil-control and lots of great extracts to keep your skin hydrated and makeup intact. With this spray, you’ll be certain that your makeup will go the distance, even after the concert is over.
BUDGET FIND OF THE MONTH: KJMCOSMETICS CHEEK. LIP.™
When talking about lip products for a concert, a lip tint is the perfect option. You won’t have to worry about your lipstick smearing or settling into fine lines, and you definitely won’t need to reapply mid-concert. The stellar tint from local brand KJMCOSMETICS is a definite recommend, not only for its longevity and blendability; but also for its wide range of colours to choose from. This tint also works as a cheek stain for that fresh, rosy complexion.
SPLURGE OF THE MONTH: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
PHP2400, Estee Lauder
This is a cult favourite in Korea, and with good reason. This foundation has one of the most long-wearing formulations without feeling heavy or dry on the skin. It really stays in place and keeps your base makeup looking beautiful and flawless throughout the day, and well into the night. No need to worry either about seeing your face transfer onto someone else’s clothes if you happen to bump into them in the mosh pit of a concert, because this makeup is pretty budge-proof and transfer-resistant. It’s perfect for oily skin, and users with more dry skin can mix it with a cream moisturiser. 2W2 Rattan is a suitable foundation shade for the Double Wear range for fair skin with warm undertones according to this article by Kiana Beauty. All-in-all, this is a highly recommended investment for that picture perfect makeup look!