M.A.C Mineralize SPF15 Foundation Loose, $55

The M.A.C Mineralize SPF15 Foundation Loose contains moisturisers and conditioners for smooth, easy application.


Rating: 5/5

The foundation works well in evening out my skin tone, resulting in a natural-looking finish. I don’t need to reapply it despite the humidity. It feels light and comfortable and is quite easy to put on with the sponge applicator, except around the nose. I feel as if I’m not wearing any foundation.

Teo Shiling, 27, Teacher


Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF20/PA++, $58

The Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF20/PA++ comes in a portable grinder compact that delivers a microlight mineral powder foundation.


Rating: 4/5

This offers medium coverage. Once layered over a base, the coverage improves tremendously without looking too powdery. The silky smooth, light and moisturising effect lasts all day. It gives a soft-focus, matte finish so I look like I’ve good skin! The oil control is good so my skin looks dewy, not oily.

Bettina Chen, 28, Portfolio Risk Manager


Pupa Mineral Silk Mineral Powder Foundation, $39

The Pupa Mineral Silk Mineral Powder Foundation has quartz, amethyst and citrine to illuminate the skin for a healthy appearance.


Rating: 4.5/5

This covers some of the brown spots on my cheeks and makes my face look smoother. It also lasts almost 10 hours without touch-ups. I love that it is fragrance- and preservative-free. The foundation glides on smoothly and my skin appears natural yet luminous.

Brigitte Yeap, 31, Flight Attendant


Bareminerals SPF15 Foundation Fairly Light, $48

The Bareminerals SPF15 Foundation Fairly Light has SPF15 to protect skin against sun damage.


Rating: 5/5

This provides excellent coverage, even on redder areas, so I do not have to pile on too much of it. Even after more than 10 hours, I do not have to reapply it as the makeup looks fresh. It is easy to remove and my skin feels smooth afterwards.

Irene Chia, 29, Manager


The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Foundation, $42.90

The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Foundation has SPF25 to protect skin against sun damage.


Rating: 3.5/5

The sheer texture gives a natural coverage. It reduces the appearance of pores but not quite the redness. The foundation is relatively long-lasting and does not cake but is not very mattifying. I like that it has antibacterial and healing properties, which is great for sensitive skin.

Choo Xiuhui, 26, Corporate Relations Manager