9 Lightweight Foundations That Will Give You A Natural Glow (Without Looking Greasy)

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  May 08, 2018
  • Want to have skin with a natural glow like Korean celebrities? These foundations will do the trick.
    1 / 10 Want to have skin with a natural glow like Korean celebrities? These foundations will do the trick.

    While it’s great to be able to flaunt our makeup techniques, some days we just want to look put together effortlessly. That’s when we turn to lightweight foundations that give a natural finish. Try these lightweight foundations for buildable coverage and an instant, natural-looking glow.

    (Also read: A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Achieve the No-Makeup Look)

     

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  • YSL Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion ($92)
    2 / 10 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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  • Urban Decay Naked Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($62 for 30ml)
    3 / 10 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)

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  • Three Angelic Synthesis Foundation Serum ($85 for 30ml)
    4 / 10 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)

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  • Kanebo Luster Cream Foundation ($184 for 30ml)
    5 / 10 Kanebo Luster Cream Foundation ($184 for 30ml)

    This rich, textured foundation doesn’t feel heavy on your skin at all. Kanebo’s Luster Cream Foundation will even out your skin tone and give you a porcelain-like finish with a natural glow, making you look more radiant than before. The invigorating scent of tea flowers gives us more reason to love this high-coverage foundation.

    Available at Kanebo counters at Takahimaya, OG Orchard Point, OG People’s Park, OG Albert Complex

    (Also read: These 7 Lavender-Infused Beauty Products Will Calm Your Skin and Hair)

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  • Kate Tokyo Powdery Skin Maker ($34, leading pharmacists)
    6 / 10 Kate Tokyo Powdery Skin Maker ($34, leading pharmacists)

    Can’t decide if you prefer a liquid or powder foundation? Get the best of both worlds with Kate Tokyo’s Powdery Skin Maker’s liquid foundation that is ultra-lightweight because of its powdery finish. You will get the even application and adhesiveness of a liquid foundation and the non-greasy finish of a powder foundation.

    Available at www.watsons.sg and Sasa stores

    Photo: Kate Tokyo 

     

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  • Shu Uemura Petal Skin Fluid Foundation ($68)
    7 / 10 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 and www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Shu Uemura 

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  • Sephora Glow Perfection Foundation ($26 for 20ml)
    8 / 10 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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  • Beautymaker Tranexamic Whitening Liquid Foundation ($35 for 30ml)
    9 / 10 Beautymaker Tranexamic Whitening Liquid Foundation ($35 for 30ml)

    If you suffer from extremely oily skin, Beautymaker Tranexamic Whitening Liquid Foundation is a two-in-one product that will hydrate and control shine at the same time. The primer (in the white tube) comes with hydrating properties and will even out your skin so that the foundation glides on effortlessly and stays put all day. The liquid foundation (in the pink tube) will keep your skin free from greasiness. The overall result? Non-greasy and radiant-looking skin.

    Photo: Beautymaker

    Available online at www.beautymaker.com.sg and www.watsons.sg

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  • Rimmel London 25h Breathable Foundation ($26.90 for 30ml)
    10 / 10 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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