Foundation and Concealers We Won’t Stop Raving About
When it comes to foundation and concealers, it can be a confusing road to take. Whether its textures - liquid, cream, powder and stick or finishes, such as dewy or matte, the world of coverage is quite vast and hard to understand.
The safest bet? Choose a product that works for your skin, so if you have dry skin go with a hydrating liquid or cream, and if it’s oily, stick with powder. Need help with choosing the right brand? We line up some of our favourite foundation and concealer brands that are ideal for different types of skin. From the latest in luxury launches to affordable drugstore and local Asian brands, these are the coverage products we can’t stop raving about!
Anastasia Beverly Hills - The Magic Touch Concealer
How’s 25 versatile shades of concealer to get you as close to perfect skin as possible? Give it up for Anastasia Beverly Hills first-ever concealer – the Magic Touch Concealer! Aside from its instant concealing action, it also contains skin-soothing ingredients which deliver multi-functional benefits with a soft blurred finish.
This ultra-smooth, crease-free formula melts into skin for a luminous, natural finish. Containing Amino acid-coated pigments the concealer takes hold of your skin immediately and is easily blendable and buildable. Its light-reflecting ingredients neutralise imperfections for a soft-focus effect leaving behind medium to full coverage that is undetectable! Dark circles giving your worries away? The Magic Touch Concealer instantly brightens the under-eye area and covers blemishes and discolouration easily. That includes pores, fine lines and wrinkles with no caking or settling after!
Just like all of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ latest packaging, this too comes in a dream gold portable casing that is perfect to use at home or on the go. Vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free and fragrance-free, the hottest concealer in Singapore has also been dermatologically tested to ensure it’s safe for your skin!
Fenty Beauty Foundations and Coverage Products
When a brand gives you FOUR game-changing ways to get better coverage, there’s every reason to fall in love! From Fenty’s OG Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation to the latest Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint, there’s a perfect formula for each one of us!
Fun fact: Rihanna personally searched for people with hard-to-match skin tones and flew them in to create shades for their skin! Starting with the ‘suited to Singapore’s weather’ Fenty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Not only does the foundation give skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish, it is also easily buildable and gives medium to full coverage on all skin types. Perfect for normal to oily combination skin types, this oil-free soft matte foundation is made with climate-adaptive technology that's resistant to sweat and humidity, and won't clog pores.
If you love a natural, hydrated look, get the lightweight Pro Filt’R Hydrating Longwear Foundation that delivers medium to full coverage with a perfectly smooth, natural finish without clogging pores or settling into fine lines.
And we haven’t stopped raving about the award-winning Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation - a powder foundation that changed long-wear coverage for us(in a great way)! Now in a long-wear, light-as-air powder, it delivers light to full coverage in a non-cakey soft matte finish.
The no-makeup-makeup lovers amongst us are besotted by the Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. Rihanna developed this product specifically to create light to medium coverage, that was easy-to-apply and helped instantly even out the complexion, giving a flattering blurred effect.
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer
Our favourite drugstore makeup brand Milani has a concealer cum foundation that needs to be a part of your dresser. This multitasker combats under-eye circles, unwanted redness and other skin troubles in a water-resistant formulation.
The Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-In-1 Foundation + Concealer gives a bright, bold finish in one flawless application. Not only does it go on easy to conceal, it is also buildable and gives a naturally dewy finish. Available in 45 shades, it’s a medium-to-full coverage product that will last all day long.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder
Want flawless skin in 30 seconds? The IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder is a keeper! A sheer-to-full coverage powder it delivers a skin-softening, flawless effect in just seconds.
This foundation powder has optical-blurring pigments that camouflage pores, dark spots and other imperfections. Use as a finishing powder over your favourite foundation or alone as a buildable coverage foundation! What’s more, this powder comes infused with hydrolysed silk, hydrolysed collagen, niacin and peptides, so it won’t settle into lines or pores for that optimum, airbrushed result.
You can also use this talc-free formula all over, including around the delicate eye area and neck area. Customers particularly love the lightweight feel of this powder - a boon for those who don’t enjoy the heaviness of regular foundation!
Rosé All Day The Realest Lightweight Compact Powder
Want a Halal foundation or coverage product? Rosé All Day The Realest Lightweight Compact Powder is a lightweight smoothening powder that blends seamlessly in the skin, creating a soft matte finish while protecting the skin from UV rays.
Enriched with squalane, titanium dioxide, vitamin E and silica, the lightweight compact helps to colour correct while keeping the skin hydrated all day.
Available in 3 different shades, light, medium and tan, it helps fight yellow undertones for all skin types. Did we say its formulated without alcohol, Paraben, Phthalates, Sulfates and gluten + Cruelty-free!
Ange Gardien Paris Naturale Glow 2-in-1 Cushion Foundation
Ange Gardien Paris is an artisanal French perfume and beauty brand that has introduced new shades for its unique cushion foundation. Made for a naturally radiant finish, this product is formulated to suit Asian skin and climate.
The Naturale Glow 2-in-1 Cushion Foundation (SPF50/PA+++) and High Definition Pressed Powder comes in 5 shades: Ivory (01), Beige (02), Medium Beige (03), Medium (04) and Medium Deep (05). The award-winning cushion foundation provides buildable yet breathable coverage that is smudge-proof and transfer-resistant.
With various powerful active ingredients, such as Acacia Peptide and Sunflower Seed Oil, to provide ample moisture in the product, it was of utmost importance for Ange Gardien Paris to also ensure its products are produced as sustainably as possible. Hence, all products have the highest environmental accolades, such as the Ecovadis rankings, to minimise environmental impact while providing income and sourcing from local communities.
Ange Gardien Paris is also holding a cushion bundle promotion, which includes face, lip and eye products in the different sets.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
Everyone who uses concealer knows the iconic Shape Tape! This vegan, super-blendable concealer helps to instantly brighten, smoothen and give the skin a firmer, more lifted look. No more shine! The flawless matte finish with this concealer covers all imperfections and doubles as a contour and highlighter.
Its creamy, easy-to-blend formula won't flake or crease. There’s also Mango seed and Shea butters that nourish and help illuminate your skin for an entirely lifted effect.
Just apply directly to any imperfections and blend out using a sponge or your fingers. This one’s a real keeper for dark circles too!
Revlon Colorstay Makeup
Another drugstore foundation staple, the Revlon Colorstay Makeup, gives flawless, matte coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Its comfortable and lightweight formula is made specifically for combination or oily skin and does wonders to control oil absorption and shine.
Want to go light? Add a few drops to your moisturiser and get a CC-cream like coverage. For a more intense cover, build up and blend to achieve your desired look. This one contains Salicylic Acid which helps balance skin over time. Oh, and it comes with SPF 15 too!
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation
An oldie but such a goodie, the 24-hour-wear Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup gives the right kind of buildable coverage. Available in a matte finish with over 40 shades to choose from, it's a foundation staple in most makeup bags.
Suffering from breakouts? This foundation feels lightweight and comfortable, but is also perfect for times when you have acne to cover. It also balances out uneven skin tone and won’t leave you with a grey-ish, oxidised effect. Transfer-resistant, you can expect this foundation to last long, even in hot and humid weather!
Wordsmith and marketer by day, Natasha is your go-to girl on all things beauty, travel and family. This mommy to two loves her cheese, a fab read and crooning to Ping Fong (don't we all?). Natasha also heads Communications at Expatgiving and helps volunteers find their dream non-profit role! Reach her at email or via her Instagram @sonattymama
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