With the lower half of our faces are obscured by masks most of the time, many women are, understandably, shifting the focus of their makeup to their eyes instead.
But even though you don’t need to worry about eye makeup rubbing off on masks and making an awful mess like lippies, they do have to survive our tropical heat and humidity, and the sweat and sebum that are induced.
Here, we’ve rounded up a list of super long-lasting, budge-proof eye makeup that are basically the Ironman triathletes of their field. No more panda eyes from smudged eyeliner or embarrassing streaks from melting colours.
Budge-Proof Eye Make Up: Eyeliner
MKUP Oil & Water Resistant Eyeliner, $28.90
Whether you’re out running about under the hot sun or crying your eyes out watching a weepie movie, you won’t end up looking like a Halloween ghoul. The ultra-fine 0.01mm tip helps you draw a fine, clean line easily.
K Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Strong 24H Eyeliner Waterproof, $21.90
This is an upgraded version of Japan’s top-selling eyeliner. Resistant to water, sweat and sebum, it won’t dry and crack or fade, so you can be sure your wing-tips will still be there at the end of the day.
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, $19.90
A perennial favourite and great bargain buy. It’s been updated to give it more staying power of up to 24 hours, while the built-in smudger-and-sharpener on the other end of the pencil is a nice bonus.
Liht Organics Dusk To Dawn Liquid Liner, USD$36
This award-winning organic eyeliner delivers intense colour that stays put without the use of any harmful and synthetic chemicals. Its user-friendly brush tip makes drawing a smooth stroke easy even for noobs.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, $33
For those who prefer a softer effect than liquid eyeliner. It goes on creamy and smooth, but won’t smudge on eyelids or the undereye area once it sets. If you have oily eyelids and want to make doubly sure, apply an eye primer beforehand or set it with a bit of powder.
Heroine Make Long Up Super Waterproof Mascara, $21.90
This Japanese brand is famed for its marathon-power mascaras. Now, it adds this new offering which delivers longer length and holding power. There are six moisturising ingredients in the formula so you get lash care benefits too.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara, $50
Promises 15 hours of staying power and zero smudge, thanks to its Smudge-Shield formula which uses polymers to “bubble-wrap” the mascara around lashes, protecting it against heat, humidity and sweat.
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara, $50
Creates a wide-eyed doll-ish look with this curling and lifting mascara. The cone-shaped brush makes it easy to reach those little lashes at eye corners, and the waterproof formula adds volume without weighing lashes down.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow, $36
This eye crayon can be used as an eyeshadow or eyeliner. To use as the former, simply swipe it onto eyelids and blend with your finger or a small brush. It’s highly pigmented, so be light-handed in your application and build the colour gradually. There’s a great range of shades to pick from, be prepared to be spoilt for choice.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick, $52
It has the perfect blend of oils and waxes to keep it creamy-smooth for quick, easy application, yet feels lightweight and comfortable on skin. Stays put for eight hours without creasing or flaking. Comes in a range of beautiful and highly wearable shades.
Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Liquid Eyeshadow, $33
This creamy formula transforms from liquid to a velvety-soft powder finish in a few seconds. The colour is buildable and lasts all day without fading, transferring or settling into creases. There are only five shades for now, but all are pretty winners.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow, $49
For times when you want to add a bit of razzle-dazzle to your eyes. This cream glitter shadow has highly reflective pearls that up the shine factor, and it can be worn as a sheer, shimmery veil or an intense colour with prismatic finish.