We get why some people hate putting on foundation, especially if they feel thick and cakey. If you’re looking for a lightweight foundation that freshens your complexion without weighing skin down, these are the foundations you should turn to.
Designed with a feather dropper which dispenses the optimum amount of product, the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation blends easily and leaves a semi-matte finish which lasts all day.
Blurring the lines between skincare and make-up, the Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done combines nourishing peptides and vitamins in a lightweight formula. Have we mentioned that it also contains SPF 20?
Infused with ionised water, hyaluronic acid and essential minerals, the Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation goes on like a dream to hydrate skin while covering imperfections with its buildable medium to full coverage.
If we could rank give foundations a rating for their IQ, the Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation would be one of the smartest. It hydrates skin where it needs most, and keeps sebum at bay – adapting to skin’s needs for more even-looking complexion.
If you’re looking for product milage, the NARS All Day Weightless Luminous Foundation will last a long time as you only need one small pump to cover the entire face. It neutralises redness and dullness to give skin a 16-hour long-wearing coverage without feeling like you have any make-up on.
Ultra fluid and silky to the touch, the M.A.C Studio Waterweight Foundation is best applied with the M.A.C 196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation Brush to achieve the smooth, airbrushed finish. Its sheer to medium coverage allows skin’s natural glow to shine through, while Moisture-Fusion Complex keeps skin hydrated.
Infused with a blend of a hyper-oxygenated oil, cranberry oil, vitamin, and minerals, the Dior Diorskin Nude Air Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation gives skin a natural-looking radiant glow. It offers impressive coverage despite its ultra-lightweight formula, covering redness without looking cakey.
This high performance foundation will last you through 24 hours of wear and keep your complexion looking matte, even if it’s a hot and humid day. The foundation offers a medium to full coverage, yet feels breathable on skin.
The versatility of the Cover FX Cover Drop comes up top in this list. Vary from one drop for sheer coverage when you mix it in with your favourite primer or moisturiser or up to four drops for full coverage.
This lightweight foundation gives skin a dewy glow and contains SPF 15 for some sun protection. Plus points for easy blending and being able to fake a natural glow.
This foundation is perfect for days where you just need sheer coverage. Infused with nourishing oils, the new iteration of the Lightbulb Fluid Foundation gives drier skin types all-day hydration.
The NYX Professional Makeup Total Control Drop Foundation gives you control over how sheer or heavy you want the coverage to be, without the cakey feeling that some full-coverage foundations give.
There was a lot of hype surrounding Rihanna’s FENTY Beauty launch, and rightfully so, as the pop star decided to make foundation the focus for her launch with 40 different shades. The popular ones are already sold out around Singapore. The Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation has a fluid texture that doesn’t feel too heavy on the skin, and great for daily wear.
Formulated to last through the day the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Encre De Peau All Hours Foundation feels like nothing on the skin when applied. This medium coverage foundation leaves a soft matte finish and if you want to extend its wear further, use the All Hours Primer as well.
The shu uemura Petal Skin Foundation and Petal 55 Foundation Brush are like the power couple in foundation. Dense and shaped like a diamond, the Petal 55 Foundation Brush has a large surface area to apply the Petal Skin Foundation without leaving streaks. The tapered sides still allow you to reach tight corners like the sides of your nose easily. The foundation itself is fluid and lightweight, with a buildable medium coverage that helps skin appear fresh and radiant, without the shine.
The question that’s probably weighing on everyone’s mind is: “Do you really need a foundation that has 24 hours of wear?” The answer is probably yes. Think about the times you had a full-day wedding to attend, marathon visiting during Chinese New Year or if you just want to look good during your long-haul flight. Well the BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation has got you covered, literally.
The Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation comes in 40 amazing shades and what we love most besides its fluid texture is the fact that it comes in a squeeze dropper bottle instead of pumps – allowing you to control the amount you need for your face. The foundation feels weightless on your skin and covers redness with ease.
Formulated to give you 24 hours of wear alongside an SPF rating of 25, this fluid foundation does more than just cover flaws. Made will ultra-fine pigments and a no flashback technology, this foundation is perfect for weddings, photo shoots or events where flash photography is involved. Plus, it also contains skin-loving ingredients to hydrate and plump skin.
A new foundation that was added to the line, the Sephora Collection 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation blends seamlessly onto skin for comfortable wear that doesn’t feel heavy or thick on skin.
Made of 20 per cent water, the Tarte Water Foundation is as fluid as it gets. This lightweight foundation has a surprisingly high coverage thanks to its rich pigments. Plus, it’s packed with antioxidants and SPF 15 to protect skin from free radical and sun damage.