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These Are The Powder Foundations That Are Perfect For Daily Use

With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, liquid or cream foundations can sometimes feel like it clogs our face, especially for daily use. A good alternative is powder foundations, which provides equally full coverage without feeling too thick.
#1: Innisfree Skinny Cover Fit Cushion, $19
This longwear, high coverage cushion features a micronised skinny cover fitting formula which delicately covers the skin to create a flawless base makeup with just one cushion. The sebum control powder and setting powder ingredients form a powerful makeup film on the skin to withstand perspiration and sebum – perfect for our humid weather conditions. Meanwhile, the smart-fitting technology controls excess oil and moisture production, leaving the skin with a non-cakey finish. #2: Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer
This multi-functional, oil-free product is a powder foundation and concealer in one for a natural, beyond perfected look that lasts all day. The weightless powder makeup promises to stay on even through sweat and humidity, while providing full coverage without clogging pores. Your skin will be able to breathe comfortably, while the colour stays true. Tip: for application, use the sponge-side for moderate coverage; smooth, velvety side for buildable, fuller coverage; pointed tip to spot-conceal. #3: Laneige Layering Cover Cushion
This 2-in-1 cushion provides perfect cover with the – as the name implies – layering of concealer and cushion. With a long-lasting, non-darkening finish, the illuminating jewel powder provides a rose-toned colouring, resulting in a revitalised complexion. Meanwhile, ingredients such as French sparkling water, hydro ion mineral water and lychee fruit extract allows a cooling and moisturising effect on the skin upon each application. With the combination of an air puff and velvet puff, you can control the cover and finish, depending on need. #4: Wander Beauty Wanderlust Powder Foundation, US$38 (S$51), www.net-a-porter.com
Housed in an elegant burgundy case, this powder foundation offers buildable coverage with a weightless, natural-looking finish. The vitamin-rich formula works double-duty to mask imperfections and ensure your skin stays nourished and hydrated throughout the day. Enriched with aloe vera leaf extract and jojoba esters, the foundation helps to restore suppleness and increase elasticity. The convenient mirrored compact makes this a great option for quick touch-ups or as a go-to travel foundation. #5: Maybelline Super BB Cushion, $28.90
The brand’s first-ever liquid BB cushion, this product contains more than 60 per cent hydrating essence and is packed with eight benefits to give the coveted dewy, poreless perfection look. The eight benefits are as follows: dewy radiance, intense hydration, high coverage, poreless finish, even skin tone, no stickiness, no touch-ups and SPF 29 PA+++. To apply, pick up the liquid formula by pressing the puff down on the cushion sponge, and then apply with a tapping motion and blend it on face. #6: Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Powder Compact Foundation
Now, this is a product you can trust. Formulated in Japan and tested on Asian skin to deliver natural-looking, shine-free coverage, this foundation will be able to withstand our island’s hot and humid weather for a long-lasting finish. The high performance treatment makeup instantly creates a more even, poreless and lineless look, while the shine-free powder technology resists heat and humidity. Additionally, the broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection shields against the sun’s damaging rays. #7: Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect, $32
With six different shades available, this cushion foundation provides perfect cover, smooth adherence, and promises to stay on for hours (24 hours, in fact). Featuring a roll-spread technology, which aids in spreading uneven particles smoothly and thinly, the formula goes on comfortably and is lightweight, while requiring minimal layers for full coverage. The sweat-proof technology also ensures that the foundation stays on and continues its mattifying properties despite Singapore’s high temperatures. #8: Kat Von D Beauty Lock-it Powder Foundation, $53, Sephora
This budge-proof, 24-hour powder foundation promises flawless coverage around the clock. With a matte finish, the buildable formula evens the complexion and hides imperfections—all without the need for touch-ups. Smudge- and sweat-proof, this foundation won’t cake or crease and the velvety texture wears with a breathable, light touch. For full coverage, use a sponge to apply powder evenly to face starting from the center and working out. For buildable coverage, use a brush and apply evenly to face, as desired. #9: Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, $65
This long-wearing foundation from the French luxury beauty brand provides high coverage and a glowy, flawless and clear complexion. It promises to be transfer-proof while preserving the skin’s hydration and ensures a radiant finish. Its fresh texture conceals imperfections and blemishes, all while letting the skin breathe. Travel-friendly and convenient like a compact foundation, but unifying and corrective like a liquid foundation, it protects the skin, thanks to its SPF 50 / PA+++ and the Clarins anti-pollution complex. #10: Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless! Powder Foundation, $60, Sephora
This powder foundation contains a silky formula that glides on smoothly on your skin. It creates a naturally sheer look on the skin and upon application, leaves a silky and velvety finish that offers medium to full coverage. Apply a single layer for a naturally sheer look, or layer on for customised coverage. For a sheer, natural finish, sweep on with the brush. For fuller coverage, apply evenly with the sponge. For spot cover-up, pat and blend over any areas requiring extra coverage. Main image: Showbit.com