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Shopping for foundation: EL nominates the best makeup bases for Singapore’s climate

Foundation, BB cream, concealer: it can be difficult to find a wearable one in this climate. This month, the EL team and readers share tips on the makeup bases that work best for them.

 

Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse
Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse

 

My go-to is Maybelline’s Dream Matte mousse. I’ve been using this foundation since I was about 16 and I absolutely love it. It’s hands-down the best cover-up for spots, it’s great for eye bags and it’s not too heavy on the skin. It’s also pretty cheap and lasts for ages.
Rachael Wheeler

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I use Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation with SPF 15, which gives a pretty flawless finish and genuinely stays put all day and into the evening, even in Singapore’s heat and humidity. It gives medium coverage, I’d say, but like other foundations can be layered over the areas that need it more.
Verne Maree

 

The Face Shop's Clean Face Oil-Free BB Cream
The Face Shop’s Clean Face Oil-Free BB Cream

 

I use The Face Shop’s Clean Face Oil-Free BB Cream. I’ve gone through different types of foundations, both liquid and powder, but they’d usually result in a breakout. This one is created especially for people who are prone to oily skin and blemishes.
Liana Talib

 

bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

 

For the last eight months I’ve been using bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I find the powder formula really stays put in Singapore’s sweaty climate and the SPF 15 helps keep you safe from harmful rays. You can find it in Sephora.
Natalie Whittell

 

SK-II Stempower Cream Compact Foundation
SK-II Stempower Cream Compact Foundation

 

I only use foundation if I’m going out somewhere special, and for that I’ve started using a SK-II Stempower Cream Compact Foundation with SPF. Daily, I use Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream with SPF 30, as it gives a nice even coverage that isn’t too heavy. It also has a dewy finish, which suits my combination skin.
Katie Roberts

 

MAC BB Cream
MAC BB Cream

 

I love MAC concealer and BB cream – both are super-light with good coverage for daily use and stay on despite the humidity.
Milla Rabello

 

Perricone's No Foundation Foundation
Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation

 

I love Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation. It adapts to all skin tones and is incredibly light, which is great for this weather. It’s not cheap, but it lasts me all day.
Charlotte Wilkinson

 

MAC Face And Body Foundation
MAC Face And Body Foundation

 

I use a MAC primer and then MAC Face And Body Foundation, which is super-light but stays on well in the heat. I also use Revlon’s Photoready Concealer stick, which gives give great cover.
Stephanie Huf

 

bareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
bareMinerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

 

I use bareMinerals for everything. Once you try it, you’ll never go back!
Frida Palmér

 

Mary Kay Mineral Foundation
Mary Kay Mineral Foundation

 

I swear by Mary Kay mineral foundation. It’s natural looking, I find it easy to apply and it’s also sweat- and water-resistant, staying put all day.
Carol Gockrel

 

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