Japanese summers can be as hot as humid as a standard Malaysian afternoon, but there’s no melting makeup in sight. When it comes to makeup that lasts in the heat, there’s one brand I keep coming back to: the famously indestructible Heroine Make mascaras and eyeliners by Kiss Me.
Here are some more Japanese innovations and makeup tricks to make sure your makeup stays flawless in Malaysia’s perpetual summer!
A subtly defined eye is what makes the Japanese look, and the easiest way to get it is with this eyeliner. Waterproof, smudgeproof, smooth, and pigmented, it’s never been easier to define your eyes just the way you want. Bonus: The ultra-fine brush tip gives you precise control to draw those perfect wings!
Mascara can transform a face, making you look instantly more awake and youthful– especially if you have stick-straight short lashes. This tubing film mascara has been a staple of mine for years: it lengthens natural lashes and locks in a curl that lasts all day no matter how stubborn your lashes are. And like the eyeliner, it’s completely smudge- and waterproof (no flakes or smudges!) but comes off with warm water at the end of the day.
Want picture-perfect brows? Look no further than this fool-proof palette. Use the darkest shade on the tails of your brows, and the lighter shade on the fronts. Because it’s a powder that’s specially formulated to be long-lasting and waterproof, you can be sure you’ll end up with natural filled-in brows all day long!
Tip! You can also use the highlighting and shading colours to contour your nose, brow bone, cheeks, and eyes for a more defined look.
This tint gloss uses capsicum extracts to plump your lips, and wraps it all up in the glossy, jelly finish that’s really popular in Japan now. Tantalising finish aside, this gloss also leaves behind a long-lasting tint so you won’t have to worry about reapplication for hours.