Rich terracotta textures, precision eye definers, contour-accentuating palettes and flawless bases in every finish—all the essential tools you need to craft that show-stopping visage
Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $70, Laura Mercier
A must-have for many reasons, this skin tone-matched yet ultra translucent loose powder keeps complexions flawlessly matte for 12 hours. Its no-flashback formula creates a dreamy, soft focus effect so you never appear overexposed in photos. Available in Translucent and Translucent Medium Deep shades, it is suitable for skin ranging from fair to deep tones.
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $76, Hourglass
A foundation-concealer hybrid, Hourglass’ Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick adjusts to your body temperature for easy blendability when applied, offering full coverage and hiding discolourations at the same time.
Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF50+/PA+++, $80, Sulwhasoo
Skincare and makeup rolled into one, this anti-ageing cushion foundation has Radiance Pearl Powder Complex and red pine extract for an instant glow.
Daiya Fude Face Duo, $65, Shiseido
Handcrafted by artisans in Japan, this brush has a double ended feature: You can buff cream or liquid products with the red synthetic brush head, while the gel tip blender mimics the effect of fingertips for precise blending.
Glow Perfection Foundation, $26, Sephora Collection
You don’t have to be a celebrity to get a movie star-worthy glow. Sephora Collection’s Glow Perfection Foundation is packed with vitamin E to decrease inflammation, rose extract to combat blemishes and caprylyl methicone to fill in lines and wrinkles, immediately brightening your complexion to give you the glow you’ve always dreamed of.
Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, $55, M.A.C
M.A.C’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation makes quick touch-ups easy and effortless, perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle. Its non-cakey formula controls oil and shine, and reduces the appearance of pores, for medium to full coverage with a smooth yet matte finish.
Soft Matte Complete Concealer, $45, NARS
Let this smooth, rich and creamy concealer give you a flawless and oil-free complexion. With peptides to boost collagen, hyaluronic acid to reduce the appearance of pores, and vitamins A, C and E to fight oxidisation, it blurs imperfections to offer effortless coverage.
Magic Starter SPF25/PA++, $62, HERA
This lightweight formula works double duty as a colour corrector to neutralise redness or shadows, and a primer to improve the longevity of makeup through the magnetic result of its fix effect powder.
Luminous Silk Foundation, $90, Giorgio Armani
Silky-smooth skin with an almost-airbrushed finish is achievable even without the use
of photo-editing apps, thanks to Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation. Equipped with Micro-fil technology, it will brighten, lift and sculpt your face for a long-lasting glow.
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF 25/PA++, $90, Chanel
Packed with a hyaluronic-acid derivative and mineral pigments, this aqua-gel foundation veils skin with radiance-boosting moisture. Soft focus powders help even out skin tone, while kalanchoe extract offers SPF 25 protection. Plus, its lightweight texture is comfortably buildable.
All Hours Foundation, $88, YSL Beauty
“It delivers a soft, natural matte finish that requires no powder. It goes on light, and is great for layering if more coverage is needed. It glides on prepped skin beautifully, mimicking the actual look of skin. What’s not to love?”—Larry Yeo
BB Cream, $40, Nature Up
Infused with nourishing organic musk rose oil and oats, vitamin C-rich kakadu plum extract, this blemish balm works above and below surface to smoothen lines even our complexions.
Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer,$48, Fenty Beauty
Rihanna wanted a soft, moisturising matte base for her makeup, and this primer is exactly that. Its shine-stopping, pore diffusing formula creates a smooth surface for makeup to glide on; and locks it all in for hours without any dry feeling or chalky streaks.
Think of it as the ultimate filter for your skin.
All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $48, Urban Decay
The makeup look you’ve worked so hard to achieve can now last all day, thanks to Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray. Exclusively formulated with SKINDINÄVIA, it features the brand’s patented Temperature Control Technology, which lowers the temperature of your makeup to prevent it from settling into fine lines while smoothening the skin.
Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage, $56, Lancôme
This concealer erases the sins of late nights with its ultra-pigmented yet weightless formula. Blendable, while settling to a matte finish, a little goes a long way.
- BB Cream
- Cushion Foundations
- Fenty Beauty
- Giorgio Armani
- Laura Mercier
- Liquid Foundation
- Loose Powders
- Nature Up
- Sephora Collection
- Setting Sprays
- Stick Foundation
- Undereye Concealer
- Urban Decay
- YSL Beauty