Why I went back to wearing foundation

Beauty / October 16, 2019

By Olivia Estrada -Contributor

In a country where the climate can turn humid, I usually just apply concealer and powder. The turn to the cold front and monsoon rains got me thinking about foundation again. More parties, which means more festive looks, in the last three months of the year also means I want more coverage.

My gateway product back to foundation wearing is a color-correcting cream. On hot days in between the rains, I like the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte (P2,650). It doesn’t feel sticky on the face but is quite opaque after one layer. I also like how it has SPF 40, which adds protection when you use it on top of your sunblock.

A summer pick which I’m learning to integrate into my beauty routine again this season is the Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation (P3,430). This foundation creates a skin-like finish. It also has skincare ingredients like white cocoa bean extract, along with probiotic derivatives and prebiotics to help balance your skin ad keep it hydrated.

I like using it with the travel-friendly L’Essentiel Retractable Brush (P2,809). The unique design and the synthetic hairs help you blend your foundation on the skin.

Recently, Shiseido launched the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Collection. Included in this range is the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation (P3,000).

I was immediately impressed by this product. Two pumps gave the right amount of coverage I needed for a work-from-the-coffee-shop day. It didn’t feel thick nor did it look cakey as I set it with the matching Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder (P2,500).

The fact that Fenty Beauty also released the Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation (P2,195) is a clue that foundation is having a moment this season.

The follow-up to the successful and inclusive Pro Filt’r Soft Matte line is geared toward people with normal to dry skin. Note that this is for women who just want the basics from a foundation, as the product emphasizes how the finish is natural, not dewy. This delivers all-day wear and skin nourishing properties from grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate.

Given all the new foundation formulas popping up, you’ll surely find your match