Enduring the blazing heat in Malaysia can really mess up your makeup, leaving it all dry, patchy, and cakey after just a few hours under the scorching sun.

We’ve all been there, dealing with this struggle, but fear not!

Pick up these tips from TikToker @daniel_jchan, who spilled the beans on his ultimate beauty tips to achieve a flawless and Instagram-worthy base even in the hottest, most humid weather.

Curious about his secrets? Keep reading as we spill the deets!

Step #1: Sheet Mask Application

Sheet masks are excellent for softening the dead skin on your face, especially on pimple marks, which tends to be thinner and flakier.

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Fold the sheet mask and use the remaining essence as an exfoliating pad by gently rubbing it over your entire face.

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  • Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn 8eauty Skin Soothing Mask retails for RM31.92 at on Shopee.

Step #2: Skin Prep

Before applying your base makeup, use a small amount of lightweight moisturiser to achieve a skin-like finish.

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These preliminary steps are crucial, as the masking and moisturisation help smooth out acne and irritation bumps, allowing your foundation to effortlessly glide onto your skin.

base makeup sunscreen

Don’t forget to apply sunscreen after the moisturiser has fully absorbed.

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  • SHISEIDO Essential Energy Hydrating Cream retails for RM250 at Sephora online.
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Step #3: Colour Correcting

Instead of concealer, Daniel prefers using a colour corrector before applying foundation. This is especially helpful when the darkness of under eyes is similar to the darkness of the skin.

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Apply the colour corrector on blemishes and under the eyes, focusing near the tear duct.


Gently tap it out, and voila! The product neutralises those purplish, dark tones under your eyes.

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  • NARS Light Reflecting Undereye Brightener retails for RM145 at Sephora online.

Step #4: Apply Your Foundation

Having colour corrected your base, opt for a light to medium coverage liquid foundation. Daniel’s secret? Warm up the foundation in your palm before applying it in a triangular shape on your cheeks.

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Use a damp sponge to buff the foundation above the concealer and around the nostril.

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Push any remaining product outwards and blend it to the perimeters of your face.


And don’t forget to spread any remaining product on the sponge over the eyelid for that seamless touch.

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Step #5: Set Your Base With Powder

To set areas prone to creasing, gently press the powder in with a fluffy brush using a wiggling motion.

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Avoid dragging the powder to prevent lifting off the thin layer of foundation. This technique ensures that the powder reaches the crevices of your face.

Recommended Products:

  • NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder retails for RM180 at Sephora online.

And there you go! Daniel assures us that while some imperfections might still peek through, the overall result is so put together and clean that those little spots won’t steal the spotlight.


Would you try his base routine?

Featured image credit: @daniel_jchan/TikTok.