The Only Base Routine You Need When Attending A Concert

Taylor Swift is holding the only Southeast Asian stop in her Eras tour at Singapore on March 2-4 and 7-9. Singapore, like the Philippines, has a warm and humid climate which means—if you’re one of the lucky ones to have secured a ticket—you’ll be jumping up and down and singing your heart out at the Singapore National Stadium while getting sweaty and oily. 

If you’re worried about your Eras-themed makeup running, fading, or oiling up at the concert, you’re lucky that Strokes Cosmetics is expertly formulated to stay put all day and night! Because when you’re too busy singing along to Tay Tay’s hits, the last thing you want to think about is blotting your face or worrying that something creased or smeared.

Below, the makeup essentials you’ll want to pack for not just a Taylor Swift concert but any concert. This year is full of artists to watch, from NCT Dream’s Manila stop on August 10 to 11, IU on June 1, to SEVENTEEN’s encore concerts at South Korea and Japan on March and May!

  • Prime: UV Veil Priming Sunscreen (P598)
  • Long-lasting makeup starts with a good base. After applying your skincare routine, finish it off with this 2-in-1 product. As a sunscreen, it will protect your skin from the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays—which is a must even if you’re indoors or not attending a concert. As a primer, it blurs your pores and minimizes the appearance of blemishes for a velvety, smooth finish.

    Depending on your skin tone, you can choose from the following: Milk (a universal shade), Rosette (for fair to light skin tones), and Apricot (for medium to deeper skin tones).

  • Correct: Spot Veil Corrector (P398)

    If you still have redness, dullness, and darkness on your undereye area, the sides of your nose, and your cheeks, now’s the time to go in with a corrector! The Spot Veil Corrector comes in four shades, one green and three shades of peach, to neutralize skin concerns like dark circles and acne. Heart Evangelista even uses the green shade and calls it her “superpower”!

    A little of this oil-free and matte formula goes a long way. It has medium to full coverage, so a few tiny dots are all you need to counteract colors in certain areas! After all, you wouldn’t want it to peek through your concealer or foundation.

  • Even Out: Soft Veil Filter Foundation (P548)
  • The foundation all oily-skinned Filipinos love! Its formula is oil-free yet breathable so no matter how long you’re wearing it, it’ll still feel like you’re wearing nothing. Soft Veil Filter Foundation has a medium to full blurring coverage that acts as a filter for your skin. It plumps your skin while filling in visible pores—making you look poreless but not flat!

    Just because it’s a matte formula doesn’t mean it’s drying. This one is infused with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid to maintain your skin’s moisture levels; no cakey makeup here!

    P.S. Don’t worry if you sweat while wearing this. Its formula was made to last long and is sweat-proof! Just lightly dab (don’t drag) a tissue on your skin to absorb excess moisture.

     Conceal: Spot Veil Concealer (P398)

    It’s your dark circles’ worst enemy, so technically, your best friend! Spot Veil Concealer instantly brightens your skin and blurs fine lines and wrinkles without feeling heavy. One swipe is all you need of this oil-free and matte concealer to get rid of any annoying blemishes peeking through. The best part? It has Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, and Niacinamide to nourish your skin and prevent caking! You can express your face all you want and nothing will crease.

  • Set: Perfect Veil Setting Powder (P498)
  • Make sure your makeup doesn’t go anywhere by dusting a little bit of this mattifying and blurring setting powder all over your skin! Once your base is complete, you’ll need to set it so it will last as long as you want. Unlike other setting powders, this one has no flashback, has a micro-fine consistency, and helps diffuse texture while controlling oil and shine. 

  • Mist: Skin Veil Cooling Mist (P498)
  • Now that you’re done with your base routine, you can leave it already after setting it. But if you want to be a bit extra, spritz the Skin Veil Cooling Mist to not only soothe and cool down your skin but double lock everything in place. You can even bring this with you to the concert to spray every few hours to refresh your makeup!

    Have a fun and stress-free time at the concert! Don’t forget to add these to your cart before you go. 

    Strokes Cosmetics is available at, TikTok Shop, Shopee, or Lazada. Or, you can visit Strokes Eye Beauty Studio’s branches at Ayala Vertis North, Shangri-La Plaza, Greenbelt, or Molito!

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