In Singapore's hot weather, it's inevitable that you'd have to deal with oiliness and sweat by midday. Now that we have to wear face masks whenever we step out of our homes, it's a recipe for a makeup disaster if you don't use the right products. To help you with this dilemma, we curated some of the best matte foundations made for oily skin types. These will help control shine and even be transfer-proof under your face masks. Curious to know what made the cut? Read on.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Like the look of matte foundations but prefer a more lightweight feeling? The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation might be your best bet. It has a "light-as-air" texture that diffuses the look of pores and controls shine. It also has an oil-free formula made with climate-adaptive technology, allowing it to hold up to sweat and humidity. You can choose from its 50 available shades at Sephora Singapore.
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15
If you prefer your complexion products to have some extra skin-caring benefits, then the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 is right up your alley. It has a balanced blend of skin-loving ingredients (moisturising glycerin), oil-controlling actives (marine sugar cane algae extract and natural mineral powders) and skin-true pigments in its formula. It also helps conceal any redness or discolouration, diffuse the look of your pores, and resist humidity and sweat for up to 16 hours. You can find it on Sephora.sg, where it’s currently available in 10 shades.
NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation
For folks whose skin types lean more to the oily-combination side of the spectrum, you need to look for a matte foundation with some hydrating ingredients. The NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation contains sustainable micro-algae extract to help balance out any developing shine, while hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin. It is also formulated with some unique powders that make the soft matte formula shine- and transfer-proof. It also has an anti-oxidation quality that prevents the foundation from shifting shades as the hours pass by. If you want to get your hands on this must-have, head over to Sephora Singapore stores or website as soon as you can.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10 Foundation
The Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF10 Foundation is one of the best matte foundations for oily skin because of its oil-free and oil-controlling formula. It is formulated to be lightweight, long-wearing (up to 24 hours, if needed!), and buildable so you can cover up any imperfections with a true-to-tone colour. Plus, it's also waterproof and transfer-resistant — perfect for Singapore's hot and humid weather. It’s available on Sephora.sg as well as at Sephora Singapore stores and Estée Lauder boutiques island-wide.
Laneige Neo Matte Foundation
One of the newer recommendations on this list, the Laneige Neo Matte Foundation offers sheer coverage for gals who want to wear just a little bit of makeup for the day. It has a 48-hour long-wearing, lightweight, and sweat-resistant formula that gives your skin a flawlessly radiant matte appearance. It is formulated with an Electro-filter that protects your skin from fine dust that cause ageing and breakouts. Want to try it ASAP? It’s available on Sephora.sg.
shu uemura Unlimited Breathable Lasting Fluid Foundation
If "lightweight" and "full coverage" are your criteria for the best matte foundation, you'll find it in the cult-fave shu uemura Unlimited Breathable Lasting Fluid Foundation. It has a semi-matte and natural finish that makes your skin look like you're not wearing any foundation at all. It also has a long-wearing formula that barely needs any touch-ups throughout the day. You can purchase it at Sephora Singapore stores and website.
KVD Beauty Lock-It Liquid Foundation
In need of a heavy-duty matte foundation? You can't go wrong with the KVD Beauty Lock-It Liquid Foundation. The full-coverage vegan liquid foundation can cover everything from blemishes to redness to tattoos with a small amount of product. And as its name suggests, this foundation is "locked-in" to your skin once applied. No mask transfer here! You can find this budge-proof foundation on Sephora.sg.
Too Faced Born This Way Matte 24 Hour Long-Wear Foundation
The Too Faced Born This Way Matte 24 Hour Long-Wear Foundation has a cream to powder, oil-free, 24-hour matte formula that helps your skin look picture perfect for up to 24 hours. It's lightweight, gives full coverage and is non-oxidising too. Plus, it comes in 35 shades on Sephora.sg, so it can be easy to find a perfect match for your natural skin tone.
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Powder foundations are another way to achieve a matte complexion if you have oily skin. The absence of liquids and oils helps to keep any shine at bay. One of the best powder foundations is the MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation which provides professional makeup quality at a reasonable price point. The medium to full coverage pressed powder foundation claims to control oil and shine for up to eight hours as well as provide a finish with no caking, settling, streaking or oxidising for up to 12 hours. It also has the added benefit of reducing the appearance of pores for a smooth finish. Head over to the MAC Cosmetics official Lazada store or Sephora Singapore e-store to add it to your cart now.
One/Size Turn Up The Base Versatile Powder Foundation
For another good matte powder foundation, consider picking up the One/Size Turn Up The Base Versatile Powder Foundation. It has medium to full buildable coverage and a soft matte finish that promises to last up to 12 hours. This vegan product also delivers when it comes to shade range, covering a wide variety of fair, medium, and deep skin tones in the 31 available shades at Sephora Singapore.
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Liquid Foundation
Still want your skin to have a little bit of glow? The Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Luminous Matte Liquid Foundation has a life-proof formula that can hold up against water, sweat, humidity, fading, and transferring. It's been tested in the hot climate of Dubai, so it will certainly hold up in Singapore's humid weather too. You can pick it up through Sephora Singapore's website.
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