13 Lightweight Foundations Suited For Singapore’s Weather

by Divyata Raut and Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  June 18, 2018
  • Diorskin Airflash, ($92 for 70ml)
    1 / 13 Diorskin Airflash, ($92 for 70ml)

    True to its name, Dior’s Airflash delivers its weightless foundation with every airy spray. One press of the nozzle and this sleek bottle diffuses an extremely fine mist of foundation that gives you the smoothest coverage. Get that airbrushed glow without the cake!

    Available at Dior counters at leading departmental stores.  

    Photo: Dior

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  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($50 for 32ml)
    2 / 13 Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($50 for 32ml)

    You’ll definitely find your perfect match in Fenty Beauty’s extensive range of foundation shades. The long wear, oil-free formula adapts well to changes in the climate which saves you from the unglamorous foundation streaks caused by the humidity.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Fenty

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  • Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Base ($70 for 30ml)
    3 / 13 Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Base ($70 for 30ml)

    Made with 55% water, this foundation feels as light as a feather on your skin. Complete with hydration benefits, this brilliant formula also contains tiny radiant pearls that effectively blur your imperfections with its light-reflecting qualities, banishing your fear of the horrific mid-day cake face.

    Available online at www.sg.burberry.com  and leading departmental stores.

    Photo: Burberry

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  • Color Me, Underglow Hydrator, S$68
    4 / 13 Color Me, Underglow Hydrator, S$68

    Enhanced with Vitamin B3, the airy formula of the Underglow Hydrator delivers fantastic coverage that instantly minimises the appearance of any redness or blemishes. It also has a high water content which means that it blends into your skin like a dream. As a highly moisturising foundation, you won’t have to worry about any creasing!

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Sephora

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  • Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX ($80)
    5 / 13 Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX ($80)

    Sulwhasoo’s new cushion foundation provides the ultimate hydration to your skin as the tiny, water-infused molecules of foundation give tired skin an instant glow. Make your daily morning routine fuss-free by gliding this silky product on your face that blends into your skin effortlessly. The sweat won’t faze you or your pores!

    Available at all Sulwhasoo boutiques and counters at leading departmental stores. 

    Photo: Sulwhasoo

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  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Wear Foundation ($68 for 30ml)
    6 / 13 Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Wear Foundation ($68 for 30ml)

    Want a foundation that is resistant to humidity, but not a fan of the glowy makeup look? Lancome reveals an amazing 24-hour foundation that keeps your skin looking matte throughout the day! This velvety foundation provides high coverage without the dreaded creasing or discomfort. Its lightweight formula will feel like nothing on your skin while giving you a completely flawless complexion.

    Available at Lancome counters at leading departmental stores and www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Lancome 

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  • Aprilskin Magic Snow Fixing Foundation ($39 for 15g)
    7 / 13 Aprilskin Magic Snow Fixing Foundation ($39 for 15g)

    Aprilskin’s lightweight cushion foundation gives you a smooth and matte coverage that lasts throughout the day. It also contains a sebum-control powder that reduces awful mid-day shine. Infused with green tea leaf water, treat your skin to this silky and fresh formula that will feel oh-so-airy on your skin!

    Available at selected Guardian stores and www.zalora.sg

    Photo: Aprilskin

    (Also read: Choose The Right Foundation Formula For Your Skin Type) 

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  • Urban Decay Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($62 for 30ml)
    8 / 13 Urban Decay Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($62 for 30ml)

    As its name suggests, Urban Decay’s Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup foundation will make you forget you have any makeup on. It evens out your complexion for a natural finish. It is also highly buildable to conceal all your blemishes. The best part? No matter how much product you put on, it will have the same demi-matte finish – the perfect combination of matte and dewy for a radiant look without any shine. Tip: For the best finish and to avoid cakiness, apply in thin layers until you get your desired coverage.

    Available in Urban Decay stores and www.sephora.sg

    (Also read: 10 Skincare Mistakes to Stop Making If You Want Clear Skin)

    Photo: Urban Decay 

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  • Three Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum ($85 for 30ml)
    9 / 13 Three Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum ($85 for 30ml)

    A foundation that has the properties of a skincare serum? Yes please! Three’s Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum is a foundation that provides coverage without compromising on skincare. It will work to restore your skin’s moisture and elasticity for healthier-looking complexion. Made from natural ingredients and powders that reflect light, it will also enhance your radiance.

    Available at Level 1, Takashimaya Departmental Store and Level 4, TANGS at Tangs Plaza

    (Also read: I Used a $1,800 Serum For a Month And This is What Happened)

    Photo: Three

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  • Sephora Glow Perfection Foundation ($26 for 20ml)
    10 / 13 Sephora Glow Perfection Foundation ($26 for 20ml)

    This foundation is formulated with moisturising hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to ensure that your skin stays hydrated. Sephora’s Glow Perfection Foundation will be able to conceal your fine lines, blemishes and pigmentation without caking up. Instead, it blends smoothly onto your skin to form a lightweight veil. You don’t even need a highlighter, the foundation will give you a flawless finish with a natural glow.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    (Also read: 12 Hydrating Korean Face Masks to Plump And Moisturise Your Skin)

    Photo: Sephora

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  • YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion ($92)
    11 / 13 YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion ($92)

    You no longer need any highlighter with this cushion foundation. Inspired by its iconic gold highlighting and concealing pen, Touche Eclat, YSL has taken that formula and infused it in their very first Touche Eclat Le Cushion. Suited for normal, dry and combination skin types, it will give you a natural and dewy finish. It also contains antioxidants and vitamin E that will give your skin a boost in radiance and hydration. And if you’re a sucker for great packaging like us, you’ll love the sleek, gorgeous gold compact the cushion foundation comes in.

    Available at YSL Beaute stores and YSL Beaute counters at Takashimaya and Metro Paragon and www.tangs.com.sg

    Photo: YSL Beaute

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  • Rimmel London 25h Breathable Foundation ($26.90 for 30ml)
    12 / 13 Rimmel London 25h Breathable Foundation ($26.90 for 30ml)

    The last thing you want is for your foundation to wear off and turn cakey as the day progresses. Rimmel London’s 25h Breathable Foundation is sweat-resistant, so you’ll look put-together all day. Its lightweight formula gives your skin plenty of breathing room to avoid clogging pores. Plus, its spreadability allows smooth and even application to give you flawless coverage that will keep your skin hydrated all day.

    Available at www.watsons.sg

    (Also read: 6 Ways to Keep Skin Healthy and Hydrated on Long Flights)

    Photo: Rimmel London 

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  • Shu Uemura Petal Skin Fluid Foundation ($68)
    13 / 13 Shu Uemura Petal Skin Fluid Foundation ($68)

    This liquid foundation will give you a poreless, semi-matte finish. The consistency of Shu Uemura’s Petal Skin Fluid Foundation is highly blendable and allows you to get a medium to full coverage. It is also extremely lightweight, making it suitable for everyday use. We love the translucent finish that allows our skin to look soft and radiant.

    Available at Shu Uemura stores, leading departmental stores

    Photo: Shu Uemura 

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