BEAUTY

6 Foundations We’ve Tried for the Past 6 Months

Find out what is the best foundations for our humid weather in Singapore.

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Foundations are not in my usual makeup routine before this. Ever since a series of foundations has been introduced to me, I can’t resist it! It’s totally a whole new level of makeup as compared to all the bb cushions I have used so far.

If you are using my reviews as a guideline for your next purchase, you may want to take note that I am writing from a person whom has a sensitive and combination skin type with dry patches on my cheeks.

For myself, I have always used a good primer before doing my makeup. It actually allows your makeup last a few hours longer than what the foundation itself has promised in its description.

 

Bobbi Brown - Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation
(Available in 30 shades)

For those with dry skin, make sure to have a good make up started to prep your skin, it will help the foundation to apply easily on your skin.

Tried and tested under our hot and humid weather for a couple of hours, this foundation was able to last up to 16 hours if you apply a good primer before the foundation! Personally, I have tried using without a primer but it has lasted about 12 hours. Hence, be sure to put a primer on if you’ve an oily skin or combination skin (like me!)

The foundation also contains skin-true pigments and conceals redness, discoloration and pores with full and natural coverage. You can trust it without any touching up if you are out for half a day. Highly recommended for those who love a matte finishing!


Nars - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Nars – Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
(Available in 33 shades)

You wouldn’t want to miss this foundation that comes in 33 shades. It’s the first foundation that Nars comes with moisturising ingredients that keeps your skin hydrated and long lasting wear at the same time.

This is probably the only foundation that makes me fall in love with myself after applying it on my face. It simply makes you look like a natural beauty. Also, it glides easily on your skin even with only a small drop of foundation.

Last for 16hours, the lightweight foundation definitely gives a comfort, natural and radiant look. I believe this is ideal for a photoshoot, because it really makes you look flawless! Nobody, and even yourself, is going to spot your big pores. (PS. I always get praises on days when I used this foundation.)

On the side note, a concealer is still needed if you have dark blemishes.


Marc Jacobs - Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Longwear Foundation SPF25

Marc Jacobs – Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Longwear Foundation SPF25

Although I deeply love Marc Jacobs’ Coconut Collection and their eye products, this foundation was a let-down.

I feel this foundation will work better with people who has really dry skin. It actually requires a touch up every 2-3 hours (yes, my face is that oily!). The texture is slightly thicker if you would want to compare with other lightweight foundations.

And personally, I think this foundation might be more apt for people who are working on-screen and require a thicker makeup to get a flawless and perfect youthful look. I guess this is probably the reason why they name it Shameless Youthful-Look?


YSL - All Hours Foundation

YSL – All Hours Foundation
(Available in 22 shades)

Launched in last August, but I’ve only just tried it!
If you haven’t done so, you seriously have no idea what you are missing out.

Not only does this ALL Hours Foundation has an oil-control formula that keeps complexion shine-free and reduces the appearance of pores, but it also will leave you looking fresh and smooth like a celebrity throughout the day without touching up. It comes with a good coverage that covers most of your blemishes!

I can’t tell you how much I love this!


Clinique - Even Better Glow Foundation copy

Clinique – Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15

The skincare foundation that improves your skin each time you use it.

This foundation will help to give you a naturally radiance look and it is suitable for a daily usage. I was taken by surprise that this foundation is long-wearing and oil-free; it does exactly what it has described. The finishing is similar to Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Longwear Foundation, except that the texture is way lighter and able to make the makeup last longer.

The cons about it?
It does not really cover up my pores, which you may need a thicker primer to cover it up. Definitely recommending for those who needs a lightweight makeup and who is concerned about your skincare at the same time!


Three - Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum

Three – Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum

A foundation serum that keeps your makeup and skin looking healthy and radiance.

This foundation serum comes with a very sheer tinted coverage which I treated it as a makeup base instead of a foundation. It is long-lasting wear and the texture is really lightweight, you wouldn’t feel like you are wearing any foundation. Tried it on for 7 hours long, and my skin still looks radiance with it.

Ideal for those that already has a good skin and will like to achieve the no-makeup look effortlessly.

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