Choosing the right foundation is vital, it helps to conceal blemishes, unify skin tone and create that picture-perfect finish that will carry you through the day. But finding the perfect foundation is a tricky task. Do you opt for a light or heavy coverage? Do you want it mattifying or dewy? But once you do it right, the rest is history.

With that in mind, we bring you the hottest buys that target at  different skin woes. From brightening to mattifying to skin-toning, these five new foundations will have it sorted out.

Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact

If you’re a fan of Shiseido’s award-winning Synchro Skin Lasting Foundation, then this will pique your interest. The latest addition to the foundation range, the White Cushion Compact is said to colour correct, reduce dark spots, freckles and sweep away all dull skin to reveal a noticeably healthier-looking appearance.  


Shiseido Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact, $55 from Robinsons


Aqua Glow Cushion Compact Foundation


The cushion foundation is no longer just an Asian beauty brand thing, other mega beauty houses from their Western counterpart (think YSL, Dior and more) have been jumping onto the bandwagon. Nars being the latest addition to the list, has just introduced the Aqua Glow Cushion Compact Cushion Foundation.


Promising to shield the skin against dehydration, pollution and sun damage, it offers medium-buildable coverage that finishes with a radiant glow. Lightweight, it comes in six different shades that are catered to Asian skin tone and yes, it is only available in Asia.


Nars Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation, $68


Lingerie De Peau Aqua Nude

If you’re gunning for a more natural and sheer finish, then try out Guerlain’s newest Lingerie De Peau Aqua Nude that is said to smooth, plump and hydrate your countenance. It helps to unify the skin tone, enveloping it with ultra-fine pigments that reflects the light for a radiant glow. Bonus: It is said to absorb excess sebum and last all-day.


Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Aqua Nude, $81


The Miracle Finish Anti-Darkening Cushion


Loaded with SPF50+ and PA+++ UV Protection, you can skip the pre-foundation sunscreen when you dab this on. Promising to brighten and create an overall radiant appearance, this cushion applies on easily and is said to last up to 12 hours without oxidising. Yes, not even in high temperature or humidity, which is a definite plus for us Singapore dwellers.


YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation


You must have seen this popping up all over your social feed. The new YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation finishes matte and is said to last round-the-clock. Waterproof and transfer-resistant, which is super important if you’re trying out a white blouse while shopping, it promises a full and even coverage. Formulated for oil-control, it keeps the complexion shine-free and reduces the appearance of pores.


Yves Saint Laurent Beaute All Hours Foundation, $98 from Tangs