Now that we're heading back to full days at the office, makeup products will once again be part of our daily beauty routines. We need to get ready to serve striking yet wearable looks when the masks come off. Our tip is to have fewer products to wear on your face so it lessens any chances of maskne. Don’t fret — you don't need to compromise on quality either. All you need are skin-loving, dual-purpose makeup products that will be kind to your skin while delivering longevity and coverage.
To help you decide on your essentials, here are the award-winning beauty products from the Makeup category of TheBeauLife's Beauty Awards 2022. These purposeful beauty products were voted on by a panel of beauty experts in Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia — from makeup artistry to beauty content creation and editorial — and our TheBeauClub members. Read on to discover the winners.
Best Skin-Loving Makeup Base
Experts' Choice: Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation
If you want a lightweight foundation that allows you to build up its coverage to your liking, this foundation from Shiseido is a good one. It offers medium to full coverage and a hydrating formula that's oh-so-comfy to wear all day long. It's formulated with Light-Adjusting Technology that shifts the light away from any fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone you may have. It adds more radiance to your complexion thanks to mandarin peel and protects your skin from UV rays with SPF 30.
It's available at Sephora for SGD78 per 30ML.
People's Choice: shu uemura Unlimited Glow Breathable Care-In Foundation
Prefer a more natural finish? Pick up this shu uemura foundation. You don't need to worry about it oxidising after it dries down, since it promises to keep its original colour from application for up to 12 hours. It's also one of the best foundations for Asian skin since its shade range is tailor-made for Asian skin tones. Plus, it contains Japanese peony flowers and roots that help hydrate and clarify the skin. This also has SPF18 PA+++.
It's available at Sephora for SGD74 per 35ML.
Experts’ and People’s Choice Best Tinted Lip Balm: Dior Addict Lip Glow
A tinted lip balm gives you both the colour and pampering you'd want for a kissable pout. This bestselling lip balm from Dior is formulated with 97% natural origin ingredients and adapts to your natural lip colour, giving it a more toned-up look. Still want to wear some lipstick? You can swipe some of the lip balm on as a lip primer to reduce any dry patches or lines that can be emphasised by more matte lipstick formulas.
It's available at Sephora for SGD54.
Best Multitasking Makeup Master
Experts' Choice: Ange Gardien Paris Colour Nurture Lip Lacquer
This super pigmented lip lacquer is also great as a cheek tint, especially if you want one that's matte and transfer-proof. It's formulated with a moisturising acacia peptide that keeps your skin and lips nourished throughout the day. It also provides some skin protection thanks to the antioxidant vitamin E in its formula.
It's available through the brand's website and priced at SGD39.
People's Choice: NARS The Multiple
You can't go wrong with makeup sticks, especially if you travel a lot or tend to put on your makeup while on the road. This multitasking makeup stick from NARS has multiple shades you can use as a blush and highlighter or bronzer, or even an eyeshadow and body highlighter. Its unique cream-to-powder formula also makes it easy to blend out with your fingers or a brush.
It's available at TANGS for SGD60.
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