Not just a primer that allows foundation to go on easily, the Anessa Perfect BB Base Beauty Booster, $30.90 (25 ml), strengthens the foundation against sweat, while protecting skin against UV damage.
Best CC Cream
Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte SPF 40+, $62 (32 ml), offers colour correction, anti-ageing benefits, sun protection and full coverage in a handy tube.
Best Foundation - Medium To Full Coverage
With 18 additional shades added to the M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF 15, $68 (30 ml), this iconic foundation boasts a 24-hour wear and matte finish.
Best Foundation - Hydrating
The Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Foundation, $27.90 (30 ml), is a smart foundation that adapts to skin, offering 24-hour hydration but keeping skin matte at the same time.
Best Foundation - Radiance
With the Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation E, $122 (30 ml), a rich and velvety-smooth full-coverage foundation, you’ll get that youthful glow and smoother, firmer-looking skin.
Never worry about having to touch up with the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté All Hours Foundation, $98 (25 ml), a 24-hour long-wear foundation that is waterproof and transfer-resistant, but also comfortable to wear all day.
Best Concealer - Dark spots
A cult favourite, the Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, $105, underwent a reformulation and now includes SPF on top of everything you love about it – featherweight texture, amazing coverage and a melt-in-your-skin application.
Best Concealer - Anti-Acne
The Medicube Red Concealer, $29 (5.5 ml), is a non-comedogenic and high-coverage concealer that conceals blemishes and pimples, without further irritation.
Best Concealer - Under eye
A concealer that lasts through anything life throws at it, the Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Full-Coverage Concealer, $40 (3.5 ml), has an amazing 24-hour formula that controls shine and is waterproof at the same time.
An ultra-fine setting powder, the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, $76 (10.5 g), has light- reflecting pigments to diffuse imperfections while helping makeup stay put.
Makeup Setting Spray
The setting spray that sets the standard for all setting sprays, the Urban Decay All Nighter Pollution Protection Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Spray, $50 (118 ml), not only helps your makeup stay put, but is now infused with antioxidants to help skin defend against free radical damage.
Best Blush - Powder
With shades that flatter Asian skin tones, the CLINIQUE Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop, $40 (3.5 g), gives skin a natural-looking flush that lasts.
Best Blush - Cream
The lightweight mousse texture of the Shiseido Makeup Minimalist WhippedPowder Blush, $48 (5 g), blends easily onto skin to lend a translucent veil of colour that lasts for up to eight hours.
Unapologetically sparkly, the FENTY Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo, $54 (8 g), has metallic pigments that glimmer with a foil-like finish to bring attention to the high points of the face.
Best Sponge Foundation Applicator
The Original beautyblender, $32, helps you achieve a flawless foundation blend with its aqua-activated foam, and insanely bouncy and soft texture.
Fluffy and lush, the Sephora Collection PRO Featherweight Complexion Brush, $44, is ideal for use with both liquid and powder foundations, offering even coverage without any streaks.
Best Face Brush
The Shiseido Makeup Daiya Fude Face Duo, $65, is a dual-ended brush that has a silicone applicator to mimic fingers as well as a fluffy end to help blend out pigments.
Best Cleanser for Makeup Tools
Not everyone has the patience nor time to wash their sponges every day, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer from poor hygiene. Spray on the beautyblender Instaclean, $26, to
rid gunk from your tools easily.