Dewy skin can be elusive in Singapore's perpetual hot and humid climate – especially since makeup can melt like ice cream the moment you step outdoors, and piling on layers of foundation is hardly a solution to the problem. We picked out three new foundations – in gel, liquid and cushion form – that will give you glowing skin while keeping midday shine at bay.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF25/PA+++, $88
Resembling a cushion foundation compact (more of our favourite cushions here), it has a bouncy-textured mesh soaked with the foundation and is said to provide more even distribution of the product. It is also meant to help you apply just the right amount. We love how the applicator sponge is super soft and dense like a marshmallow, and glides smoothly over skin for sheer to medium coverage. Perfect for touch-ups, the light gel foundation keeps skin hydrated as it contains hyaluronic acid, and 56 per cent of the formula is made up of water. Available in 10 shades.
Make Up For Ever UV Bright Cushion SPF35/PA+++, $64
The lightweight, buildable formula provides light to full coverage and a radiant finish that conceals imperfections like enlarged pores and under-eye dark circles without getting patchy. Moisturising ingredients like glycerine and polyol in the foundation help skin retain moisture for a dewy and supple finish (here's how to apply BB cushion correctly). Available in five shades.
Laneige Water Glow Gel Foundation, $59
This spreads easily, so about half a pump is sufficient for the whole face. The formula comprises 74 per cent stabilised moisture, and a single layer gives sheer coverage for that translucent glow you see on K-drama actresses (more tips here to ace that K-beauty look). We like that the micro-coloured powder blends into skin to help create sheer to full coverage as desired. Available in six shades.
This story was originally published in the July 2017 issue of Her World magazine.