It’s true: for your face to look its best, you’ll have to first ace your base. Primers, for example, help create an even canvas so that your foundation can glide on better, and last longer. There’s one for every concern – be it to blur blemishes, for hydration, to add glow… the list goes on (and we’ve tried them all). Concealers (aka a girl’s best friend) are the ones that take away bad decisions from last night. We’ve got that covered too. Lastly, we’ve also tested powders – ones that really seal your makeup deal.
Click to check out the base makeup winners for Her World’s Beauty Awards 2019.
For more information on the annual Beauty Awards, click here.
Editors’ Choice & Readers’ Choice: Hera Magic Starter in Rose, $62
This feels cool and refreshing, and has a soft-glow finish. Skin feels hydrated, looks brighter, pores are filled in, and makeup glides on well.
Readers’ Choice: 3ina The Matte & Smooth Face Primer, $29
Our tester has a very oily T-zone and loved how this primer kept her makeup in place all day, controlling the oil on her forehead yet not drying out her cheeks.
Editors’ Choice: Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser, $126
Delivers the right amount of skin-brightening and colour coverage for those who like a barely-there finish.
Editors’ Choice: Erborian Bamboo Matte Cream, $35
Skin feels soft, smooth and shine-free. Unlike other mattifying primers, it will not cake your foundation. It is also hydrating, with a mild “green” scent.
Editors’ Choice & Readers’ Choice: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, $46
It has a lovely whipped texture that blends easily to cover blemishes. Even when layered on, it doesn’t crease or cake.
Readers’ Choice: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-longwear Concealer, $49
This softly blurs out imperfections like wrinkles and enlarged pores to make skin look airbrushed. It’s really easy to blend too.
Editors’ Choice & Readers’ Choice: Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder, $50
It sets any cream or liquid base, leaving a soft-blur matte effect. Skin looks luminous and flawless, and isn’t cakey even after several touch-ups over the course of the day.
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Editors’ Choice & Readers’ Choice Sulwhasoo Powder for Cushion, $78
Created to set cushion foundation, the super-fine powder absorbs excess sebum and gives skin a pretty, dewy finish. It gives a radiant glow to more tanned skin.