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The 7 Best Foundations For Hot And Humid Weather

If you're unsure what the best foundations are for our hot and humid weather, we've rounded up a list of shine-free options to help shave some time off your make up routine.

Setting your foundation with a loose powder seems to be a natural built-in step for most people who wear make up everyday. After all, no one wants their complexion to look shiny even before you reach the office – and that’s a very real concern in Singapore’s hot and humid weather. But another concern with this weather is that it can cake up your foundation by mid-day, so how about finding the best foundation for hot and humid weather to help do away with this step altogether?  With these seven foundations, you can skip that loose powder or setting spray and shave time off your makeup routine while keeping a little extra change in your wallet for the other items on your wishlist. Plus, dewy is the new matte. Here, we opt for a more natural look.

 

 

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Armani Beauty Fabric Foundation Balm, $120, Armani Beauty at Tangs Plaza and #B2-45 Ion Orchard
Armani’s cutting edge balm to powder technology means it goes on easy yet stays intact all day. It starts off as a smooth cream to speed up blending, but finishes off as a powder to keep you shine free. We told you that you could loose the setting powder with this 2-in-1.   Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, $68, Sephora
This full coverage, long wear foundation is made out of a carefully considered formula that contains color-true NAI pigments and maintains your skin’s natural PH, so that the optimal color remains all day. Despite skipping the setting powder step, no touch ups are required. Concerned by the sweat inducing Singapore weather? There’s perlite and silica which deliberately absorb oil and shine.   Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation, $51, Sephora
Okay, so the packaging is really cute. But apart from that, this sets to a second-skin finish with its light-to-medium coverage. Its unique formula contains something called soft-focus optical blurring spheres which ensures to cover imperfection despite its airy finish.   Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $52, in 50 shades, Sephora
Rihanna’s much raved about Fenty Beauty line that is always sold out in stores has produced another matte option for you. The finish is soft rather than harsh. Oil-free and all day wear, of course. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, $70
This oil-free foundation is for everyone, made in 40 different shades as well as different undertones, Estee Lauder promises to give you something that matches your skin tone exactly and completely. It has 24 hour coverage so you don’t have to worry about it coming off during the work day even if you do end up having to stay after hours. Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation , $94, Sephora
97 per cent of the ingredients in this liquid foundation are organic, including mineral pigments as well as marine and plant extracts. They help protect our skin from pollution and blue light, and strengthen skin barrier functions to prevent skin dehydration and hyper pigmentation. The glow allows for a much more natural look. Have perfect skin while looking like its your no make up day.   Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15, $73, www.sephora.sg
Specifically tried and tested in ultra hot and humid conditions, this is the perfect everyday foundation for Singaporeans. Especially with its marine sugar cane algae extract and natural mineral powders that suck up the oil. It’s not just the loose powder you don’t need, this one is SPF 15 so you can skip out on the sunscreen too.