Weightless and virtually invisible, this buildable formula provides medium to full coverage with a demi-matte finish. It diffuses light to blur fine lines and wrinkles so you look professionally retouched. Its light texture is extremely comfortable and leaves natural, luminous finish.
#2: Lancome Teint Idole Cushion, $80
Despite its light texture, this provides high-coverage thanks to its rich micro-pigments that help to blur out imperfections while leaving a glowing, satiny finish. Its Gel-Liquid technology allows the product to glide smoothly over skin and has a cooling sensation.
#3: Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation, $82
This evens out the complexion, mattifies and refines skin’s texture. It’s velvety texture feels comfortable on skin, while its smart skin-shaping skincare essence and skin-fusion powder leaves the complexion soft, silky and smooth.
#4: The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation, $32.90
This provides 24-hour moisture and gives buildable, comfortable coverage. Enriched with 100 per cent organic Community Trade aloe vera, and English rose water, this fresh foundation is 100 per cent vegan and leaves a soft matte texture that looks extremely natural.
A hydrating and firming foundation with a luminous finish, this evens out skin tone, softens imperfections and boosts moisture levels in skin. It has a Hyaluronan Complex, powered by an advanced form of hyaluronic acid, to plump and tighten skin while softening deep wrinkles over the course of a day. The whipped creamy texture gives medium-to-full coverage, while pearlescent pigments infuse the complexion with a luminous glow.
#6: Nars Velvet Matte Skint Tint, $70
A new approach to matte, this gives you glowing skin without the shine, and doesn’t leave the complexion looking flat or cakey. It has transparent blurring powders that manipulate and scatters light so skin looks more radiant, almost as if you applied highlighting powders. Extremely lightweight, its oil-free formula has rose fruit extract that acts as an astringent to minimise the appearance of pores, as well as inhibit the actions of sebum-producing enzymes. Vitamins C and E help to fight against free radical damage, while nourishing skin so it feels softer and smoother. The skin tint has a cushion-y cream texture that feels velvety upon application. The coverage is lightweight but buildable, and gives an extremely natural finish that looks almost as if you’re wearing nothing at all.
#7: Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion, $44
Formulated with peach flower extract and powder, this is extremely hydrating while still leaving a soft and matte finish. It eliminates the appearance of blemishes, grease, dryness and darkening, while providing flawless coverage that lasts for up to 12 hours and feels lightweight on the skin.
#8: Shu Uemura Petal Skin Fluid Foundation, $68
This liquid foundation gives a natural, barely-there finish. It is made with a mix of extremely fine mineral pigments and soft radiance diffusers that hide pores and brightens skin while still giving you a transparent, soft matte finish.