#1 UV Plus SPF50/PA+++, $74, from Clarins.
If you’re a fan of layering colour correcting makeup bases under foundation, then you’ve got to check out the Clarins UV Plus SPF50/PA+++. It comes in two colour correcting shades – pink, which helps to brighten the skin; and blue, which helps to diminish the dullness of sallow skin. Apart from its colour correcting and UV protection abilities, this antioxidant-rich sunscreen also promises to help your skin to fight against urban pollution.
#2 Perfect UV Protector, $59 & Perfect UV Protector S, $63, from Shiseido.
If some sort of sporting activity is included in your weekend lineup, apply this heavy-duty sunscreen as it claims to increase its protective powers when it comes into contact with water or perspiration. That means there’s less chance of makeup sliding off when you’re enjoying say, a leisurely cycle or a long walk in the park. This pale pink iridescent lotion feels lightweight on the skin and dries to a satin finish. Opt for the Perfect UV Protector S if you’ve got sensitive skin.
#3 UV Expert XL-Shield Healthy-Rosy Beauty Base, $80, from Lancome.
Lancome’s UV Expert XL-Shield Healthy-Rosy Beauty Base is great for prolonging the wear of makeup under Singapore’s humidity. It’s got oil-controlling properties and dries down to a matte finish, but doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry and uncomfortable. We love the airy-thin consistency of this pink tinted lotion, which also imparts a rosy tint that instantly adds radiance to the complexion.
#4 Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+/PA+++, $47, from Sephora.
The Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+/PA+++ makes the perfect case for how sunscreen doesn’t have to feel like a thick mess on the skin to be effective. While it looks like a typical emulsion at first, it feels almost like a serum on the skin – cooling and hydrating. Plus, the illuminating finish it gives makes it a great makeup primer, especially if you’re after the no-makeup makeup look.
#5 Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Brightening Skin Creator, $150, from Dior.
It is difficult to place the Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Brightening Skin Creator under a single category as it can stand in for three steps in our beauty routines. This skincare and makeup hybrid acts as a moisturiser, sunscreen and makeup base. The product is a pink tinted emulsion, so it makes your skin look instantly brighter and even-toned upon application. It also contains ingredients to fight skin-darkening pigmentation while shielding the skin from UV rays with SPF 35/PA +++ – perfect if you’re looking to streamline your morning skincare routine.
Text: Sabrina Tiong / Her World Plus Additional Reporting: Arissa Ha