5 Steps to acing a flawless base this holiday season


By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Steps to acing a flawless base this holiday season

If you’re raring to party your weekend night(s) away this holiday season, here’s a tip to ensuring your makeup doesn’t leave your face looking like a greasy mess by the time you get home: secure the base before anything else.

Before you prep yourself with the dewiest of dumplings and the chic-est of celebrity-inspired makeup looks to that Christmas/NYE gathering, don’t forget to layer on some of these skin perfectors for a flawless complexion. This way to letting your skin pop:

Nudestix Tinted Cover Foundation

“I like anything that offers a #gonudebutbetter finish and Nudestix’s Tinted Cover Foundation is right up my alley. First up—brownie points go to the mostly-everything-free ingredient list i.e. cruelty-free, no gluten, parabens and preservatives. Secondly, the formula resembles that of a tinted moisturiser than foundation. It is really lightweight, gives a pretty, dewy sheen to the skin, and blends like a dream. 10/10 would keep this, especially on days where I want a naturally glowing finish without layering on a full-coverage foundation.” – Loh Wei Yeen, Beauty Editor

RM145, available at Sephora

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer

“I loathe how my dark circles seem to perpetually exist no matter how many layers of concealer I apply but with IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, I’m impressed by the tremendously high coverage it offers with only a tiny squeeze of product from the tube (a little really goes a long way here). Best part is that it also has anti-ageing skincare benefits and with the new formula, it comes in an array of 22 shades that you can tailor to your skin’s warm/cool/neutral undertone.” – Joanna Pinto, Special Projects Editor

RM120, available at Sephora

Burberry Beauty Matte Glow Foundation

“I’m not big on matte foundations—still kinda loving a dewy glow—but Burberry’s latest Matte Glow Foundation is steadily growing on me. It definitely delivers on the matte finish, and is one of those full-coverage foundations that does a good job in evening out skin tone while concealing all flaws. Its heat, humidity and pollution resistant claims fared relatively well (even after six hours), but I’d recommend a layer of loose powder for it to last longer. The foundation comes in a whopping 30 shades and you best believe that you’ll be able to find a suitable shade from this extensive range.” – Loh Wei Yeen, Beauty Editor

RM223, available at Burberry and Sephora


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

“Laura Mercier’s recently-reformulated Tinted Moisturiser is making it easy to love for anyone who hasn’t jumped on their bandwagon (it is one of their iconic products, after all). This skincare-makeup hybrid has a Hydrating Complex that helps boost the skin’s moisture levels for 24 hours of hydration while keeping signs of visibly dry skin at bay. I like how the formula didn’t leave my skin feeling taut and dry after hours, and it does offer a subtle, soft-focus finish. It comes with SPF30 too so I didn’t have to worry about UVA/UVB rays when I’m out and about.” – Loh Wei Yeen, Beauty Editor

Wycon Cover It Concealer

“Got undereye circles dark enough to rival that of a raccoon’s? If you (like me) are currently nodding, try Wycon Cosmetics’ Cover It Concealer to look more alert, less I-need-sleep-stat this holiday season. Its high-coverage formula blends easily and doesn’t crease into the lines, plus the rose-gold packaging is cute enough to cop for your vanity.” – Loh Wei Yeen, Beauty Editor

RM76, available at Wycon Cosmetics stores at Mid Valley and Sunway Pyramid

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