Commuting in the Philippines is no easy feat—especially with the large crowd waiting for their ride just like you and let's not forget the hot and cold weather that's either going to melt your makeup or run your mascara. Whether you're riding the train or the traditional jeepney, let's face it—commuting can be a huge pain. But that's not to say that you should skip your beauty routine all together just because your commuting to school threatens to make your beauty look from hero to zero in a snap. Below, we're listing down the basic beauty essentials every college girl who commute needs in order to seal their beauty looks regardless of the blood, sweat, and tears commuting can bring about!
Try: Rose Facial Mist P450, Blushing Beauty by Skin Station
Face mists are heaven-sent, seriously! It hydrates your face in a snap and moisturizes it in the process, too. Awaken your tired face after a long commute with a quick spray or two of your go-to face mist.
Try: The POREfessional: license to blot P1100, Benefit Cosmetics
Here's the thing, commuting can be really stressful—especially when you're already running late or when it's a much-dreaded rush hour. But did you know that stress can also cause sebaceous glands to produce more oil, making your face oilier than you would want to. Keep an oil-blotting stick that will keep the oiliness at bay minus the extra stress of wondering where you can throw your oil-blotting sheets afterwards.
Try: BB Power Perfection Cushion SPF 50+, PA+++ P1095, The Face Shop
Whether your commute was an ease or a major nightmare, you're bound to retouch your makeup as soon as you get to school. Instead of powdering your face or applying another round of heavy foundation, opt for a cushion compact instead. It gets the job of freshening your look up without clumping. Plus, it makes your beauty looks extra dewy, too!
Try: Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 40 P1849, First Aid Beauty
We have long established that the SPF found in your makeup is not enough to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Whether you're taking an Uber or the bus, you need to lather up on the sunscreen to avoid any skin damage.
Try: Enchanteur Belle Amour Eau de Toilette P400, Watsons
Instantly freshen up after a long commute with a quick mist of a light, but lasting perfume for a quick pick-me-up.
Try: Eyelash Curler P938, 3CE
Mask a long commute by faking wide awake eyes with a nifty eyelash curler!
What do you keep in your beauty kits whenever you commute?