5 Makeup Bases That Will Really Last All Day

There’s one for every skin tone, so no one’s left out

1. Shu Uemura POREraser CC UV under base mousse SPF35/PA+++, $65
12 Aug 2015

1. Shu Uemura POREraser CC UV under base mousse SPF35/PA+++, $65

Specially designed for Asian skin, this not only helps makeup stay on with a smooth finish but can also correct skin imperfections, like sallow skin or a ruddy complexion. Plus, the new-generation airy mousse texture is light on the skin, which is ideal for our climate.

Comes in four shades; our fave is Pink as it gives complexion a radiant rosiness.

2. Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF50/PA++++, $74
12 Aug 2015

2. Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF50/PA++++, $74

This product’s high sun protection properties mean skin stays well-protected against the sun’s harmful rays. It comes enriched with an anti-pollution complex of cantaloupe and organic alpine extracts to fend off damage from pollution. What’s more, the new lightweight texture is much better than before and it doesn’t leave skin overly shiny.

Comes in three shades; our fave is Blue as it instantly brightens the complexion while reducing the appearance of dark spots

3. Chanel Le Blanc Light Creator Whitening Makeup Base SPF40/PA+++, $84
12 Aug 2015

3. Chanel Le Blanc Light Creator Whitening Makeup Base SPF40/PA+++, $84

Uses pearl extracts together with an exclusive active enlightening ceramic complex to instantly illuminate the complexion – great when you’ve been working long nights in the office. It also inhibits the production of excess melanin and reduces the appearance of dark spots, thanks to the use of licorice extract.

Comes in three shades; our fave is Mimosa as it brightens a dull complexion while still leaving skin looking natural.

4. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer, $68
12 Aug 2015

4. Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer, $68

Truly a complete range of primers to address any skin woe. If your skin texture needs a little help, be it more moisture, less shine or even smoothening out roughness, this range will do it for you. Needless to say, correcting sallowness and redness or even adding warmth to a ghostly complexion is also possible. Each product also contains active tensor 3D molecules to blur imperfections and vegetable sugar to boost cellular renewal for a healthy and youthful complexion.

Seven Color Correcting Primers and four Texture Correcting Primers available. Our fave is the Mattifying Primer because it absorbs excess sebum and shine, leaving complexion looking fresh.

5. Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher, $112
12 Aug 2015

5. Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher, $112

Technically this isn’t a makeup base. In fact, its purpose is to “lock” in all the active ingredients of your skincare products by forming a natural protective barrier. A blend of green tea and Korean red ginseng adds moisture to keep skin supple and glowing. And when makeup is applied over it, we noticed the makeup lasted longer and our complexion had a subtle luminosity throughout the day.