NYLON Singapore Beauty Hit List 2019: Liquid Foundations

Liquid foundations took the beauty world by storm back in 2018 with all sorts and formulas to navigate; dewy, matte, velvety finishes — obviously, we went nuts! Whether you’re into sheer or full coverage (or even something in-between), water-, sweat-, or smudgeproof, you’re bound to find one that’ll be your perfect match. To keep you in the loop, we’ve narrowed down some of our judge’s tried-and-tested favourites from the lot.

1. Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation, $51

“Coverage is pretty sheer so feels like a tinted moisturiser that still gives you a good amount of cover. I love! Feels more like a second skin and dries matte. Might leave those with oilier skin with a bit more shine though.” — Aimee 

2. Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation, $134

3. Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation, $62

“It’s skincare + foundation, no heavy perfume and natural finish.” — Hanli 

4. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15 / PA++, $56

5. Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, $65 EDITOR’S PICK!

“Dior really has the best foundation textures. This one is extremely lightweight and spreads on skin beautifully.” — Adele

“LOVE this formula — it has a very buildable coverage and isn’t too heavy on the skin. Very long-lasting and works well even when skin tends to get oily.” — Hannah

6. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation, $70

7. FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $50

8. Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation, $90

9. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte with SPF40, $62 WINNER!

I used this for two weeks straight while shooting under humid conditions — great coverage, staying power, and while it has more of a dewy-matte than actual matte finish, it still produces a gorgeous, camera-ready effect.” — Jemma 

10. KATE Tokyo Powdery Skin Maker, $34

11. L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, $29.90

12. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, $68

13. LANEIGE Skin Veil Cover Foundation SPF 50 PA++, $49

14. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation, $80

15. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24-H Longwear Foundation, $74

16. Maybelline Superstay 24HR Liquid Foundation, $24.90

17. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $76

18. Revlon ColorStay Full Cover Foundation,$33.90

19. Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Filter Foundation, $34.90

20. Sephora Collection Glow Perfection Foundation, $26

21. Shiseido Future Solution Total Radiance Foundation E, $122 EDITOR’S PICK!

“The first time I tried this I was so impressed, I recommended it to friends and family, who went to buy it and were also equally impressed. It gives good coverage, but with a soft, natural finish on skin. The jar is nice too and looks great on my vanity table.” — Adele

22. shu uemura Lightbulb Fluid Foundation, $72

23. The Balm Even Steven Whipped Foundation in Light/Medium, $40

24. THEFACESHOP Inklasting Foundation SlimFit (18)V201, $31

25. YSL Beauty Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow Foundation, $79

More of NYLON Singapore’s Beauty Hit List 2019, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list.