Beauty brands release new formulas year after year, so how do pick the right foundation for you? Well, discovering your HG (that’s Holy Grail) product is actually quite simple: it just takes trial, error and lots of testing (make sure you do that in natural light, by the way!), but we promise, your ideal base does exist.
Here are five new shades we’ve tried recently that we found a) stay put in Singapore’s humidity (hurrah!) and b) keep your face looking flawless and natural-looking – because no one likes to look caked in makeup.
FOR WEIGHTLESS HYDRATION
What: MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation, $62
Why: Moisturize and protect you skin with this elegantly thin, fluid foundation. It has medium buildable coverage and blurs out imperfections, leaving your skin looking and feeling silky smooth.
FOR NATURAL PERFECTION
What: Too Faced Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation, $55
Why: Formulated to enhance your complexions’ natural beauty, this oil-free base brightens with alpine rose and provides ample hydration thanks to a generous dose of hyaluronic acid and coconut water. Suitable for acne-prone skin.
FOR LIGHT AS AIR COVERAGE
What: RMK Airy Powder Foundation, $65
Why: This innovative powder foundation is ideal for those who like a matte look. You can apply the foundation in two ways: with RMK’s foundation brush or with the sponge. It gives great coverage while feeling like you’re not wearing anything.
FOR ETHEREAL GLOW
What: Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation, $75
Why: This high coverage foundation leaves a glowing, dewy finished. The cool light bulb shaped sponge makes application easy and flawless.
FOR A PHOTOSHOP FINISH
What: Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $78
Why: The ideal foundation for a photo-ready finish, it’s designed to provide invisible yet maximum coverage which looks great both on and off camera. What’s more, it feels ultra comfortable with it’s lightweight texture.
Pick up your shade from Sephora, or visit their Make Up For Ever Pro Loft at 36 Armenian Street, #01-06, Tel: 6333 0678 (they also hold makeup lessons!)
Want more handy makeup tips? Check our more reader foundation recommendations in LIV November issue, packaged with every copy of Expat Living.