Living in this hot tropical climate means having to suffer streaky or slowly vanishing makeup. The challenge is always to find one that stays put all day, yet remain natural looking. Basically we want the best of everything when it comes to perfecting our complexion because nobody wants to look like they’re wearing a ton of makeup – even if there’s much to conceal. Depending on your skin type, if it’s oily, look for one with more mattifying properties but if you have normal to dehydrated skin, pick one that offers more hydration to keep skin supple.
Here, the CLEO team put some of long wear foundations to the test to see if they survive the long hours and hot humid weather.
Tried: YSL Fusion Ink Foundation
Tried: Kat Von D Lock-it Foundation
Tried: Urban Decay All-nighter Liquid Foundation
Tried: Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Foundation
“It felt great going on, not at all sticky and coverage was really good. I tested it without concealer (or primer, oops) and liked the way it pretty much got all my pimples and dark circles covered. By the end of the day it was definitely a little sweaty but I’d spent the afternoon running all over Singapore for work so that was expected. I think it still looked pretty good for a photo taken at 9pm at night (though maybe it’s my mascara I need to change!).” – Karen, Associate Editor