The lifespan of your makeup is constantly at the mercy of Singapore’s continual heatwave; is there anything quite as exasperating as watching the makeup you spent perfecting melt off your face? In the meantime, let’s deal with it the best way we know how: by picking out a powerful primer — aka primers that promise fresh, luminous skin and long-lasting coverage that grips onto makeup. Our panel of judges share their favourites!
1. Biore UV Makeup Base (Covering, Oil Control, Bright Up) WINNER!
“Really helps brighten and mattify the skin to prep for foundation application — also, it’s an improvement over the regular Benefit primer because it doesn’t cause your skin tog et oily over the day.” — Jemma
4. Clarins SOS Primer, $56
“Really does make my skin appear smoother and gives it a radiant finish – love the fact that it is perfume and paraben free, too.” — Hannah
7. Mamonde Aqua Glow Ball Base, $30
“Amazing! Super long-lasting, applies smoothly (like a concealer consistency) and isn’t sticky at all. Doesn’t crease, and feels a bit grippier than other shadow primer.” — Hannah
9. NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Primer, $27
10. SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Primer, $25.90
11. Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer, $72 EDITOR’S PICK!
“Silky as its name implies, and dries down to a semi-powdery matte finish. Also smells divine!” — Adele
More of NYLON Singapore’s Beauty Hit List 2019, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list.