The Award: Most long-lasting foundation (Department/Speciality Store) – Editor’s Choice

The Winner: Chanel Ultra Le Teint Fluid Foundation

Chanel Ultra Le Teint Fluid Foundation

One of the best foundations. Once it gets on, it never comes off – until you remove it. It can be sheered out with a moisturiser or layered on specific areas like a concealer.

Her World Beauty Awards 2020 judge, makeup artist Larry Yeo

When you’re dealing with 365 days of heat and humidity, it is only natural that you need makeup that lasts. Something that is budge-proof, able to withstand sweat and sebum, yet remains ultra comfortable on the skin.  

What It Is:

A lightweight, long-wearing foundation that delivers – and maintains – a flawless complexion. Comes in 12 skin-flattering shades. 

Its Claims:

Able to withstand sweat and sebum, staying budge-proof and lasting up to 24 hours.

Key Ingredients:

A Perfect Skin Complex that allows the foundation to adhere to the contours of the face, plus natural glycerin to keep skin well-hydrated and prevent the foundation from settling into and emphasising the lines on the face. It also contains soft-focus powders and water-resistant pigments to correct imperfections and brighten skin.


A light lotion-like formula that settles quickly into skin, yet not crazily so, which means you won’t drag or tug the skin during application. 

What Happened When We Used it:

We discovered that just a little goes a long way – the formula is easily buildable. We started with a thin layer for a natural soft-matte finish. To conceal blemishes and dark undereye circles, we applied another layer for more coverage. The foundation went on nicely – it didn’t cake or settle into fine lines under the eyes either, even after a few hours of wear.  

It also keeps shine under control, which is perfect for Singapore’s hot weather. Instead of facing an oily T-zone by lunchtime, skin was only mildly shiny.

And unlike other long-wearing foundations that might dry out the skin across the day, the Ultra Le Teint Fluid Foundation felt comfortable on skin, leaving the complexion looking consistently flawless and supple. 

This is truly a foundation that lasts. After a whole day out and running errands, there was no fading and our complexion still looked fresh.  

Chanel Ultra Le Teint Fluid Foundation ($88) is available at Chanel boutiques and counters.

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