Sheer to full-coverage: 10 great foundations for dewy wedding day-ready makeup
Get set, glow!
Want that dewy glow like your favourite K-celebrity, but don’t want to look oily and shiny in this humid climate (and especially not in your wedding photos)? We’ve got you covered with these foundations that range from sheer to full coverage, and for different skin types.
Whether it’s a liquid, cream, stick or cushion foundation, the end result is a naturally flawless look that gives you that healthy and youthful bridal glow. Tap around your U-zone — a U-shaped line that begins with the side of your eyes, cheeks, and around your mouth — for a younger-looking dewy effect. Even with touch-ups over the day, these formulations won’t cake or accentuate lines, so you’ll look fresh and radiant throughout your wedding day.
Infused with Sulwhasoo’s unique Slim Fit High Coverage formula, the lightweight texture with moisturising apricot seed and Korean herbs tightly adheres to the skin to conceal imperfections while bringing out flawless radiance to the complexion. The 12-hour long-lasting coverage also has a new colour solution so it blends well and gives a natural glow for any skin tone.
DIOR Forever Skin Glow, $85
Available in 31 shades, Dior Forever created this new foundation that promises a 24 hour radiant finish with Dior Forever Skin Glow. Your complexion appears flawless and skin is nourished with the foundation that is infused with pansy and rose hip extract, so pores are tightened and skin is more firm. The perfect water-oil balance ensures you have a healthy, vibrant and shine-free glow from day to night.
CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation, $88
An innovative gel foundation with an innovative flexible fabric screen releases the perfect dose so you don’t use too much product while enjoying a cooling sensation on your skin. The ultralight gel texture allows for buildable coverage, while the Healthy Glow Booster mineral pigments give skin a dewy and radiant glow. Enriched with botanical extracts and SPF 25/PA++ sunscreen, the water-based formula strengthens and protects the skin against
With a mix of four secret colours that are usually missing in the skin, this hyaluronic acid-infused foundation mimics the optical properties of bright and healthy skin. Providing full cover, the UV mist cushion has a lightweight texture that effortlessly glides over the skin and forms a fresh and dense layer of moisture to provide long-lasting hydration so skin is plump and dewy.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50+, $62
If you’re after a lightweight product that doesn’t skimp on coverage and packs skin-friendly benefits (it has hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins), this delivers. The texture’s thicker than your regular foundation but glides on perfectly, feels lightweight and masks imperfections for a camera-ready finish.
Brides with sensitive skin will want to consider picking up this bottle. A star product of Liht Organics, the homegrown brand boasts you can actually injest it (and it smells like cupcakes). The first layer goes on sheer but it’s buildable without creasing. The multi-tasking formula uses natural ingredients like aloe vera and rosemary extract to nourish and hydrate, and is also packed with antioxidants to protect against external stressors.
CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE Radiant Stick Foundation, $130
Dermatologist tested, this stick foundation glides on easily and gives a refreshing water-like feel during application. Formulated with golden silk essence, Japanese pearl and glycylglycine, skin is given a sheer, even finish while the appearance of pores and wrinkles is reduced. Developed with modern technology, the foundation respond to changes in skin tone throughout the day so the skin has a long-lasting pearlescent and silky glow.
LANEIGE Water Glow Gel Foundation, $59
Keep your skin hydrated with this foundation that contains stabilised 70 per cent moisture, and promises amazing adherence and a non-creasing effect even after four applications. Hydrated skin means more firm and radiant complexion, to give the appearance of baby-soft and smooth texture.
A powder foundation that lets you choose between using it wet or dry, this allows you to create different make-up results depending on how your skin is or what weather you’re experiencing. Used wet, the creamy texture gives higher coverage and a more satin finish. With the use of AuraInside™ technology where two new generation pigments combined with traditional mineral pigments, the natural healthy glow of skin is recreated.
LAURA MERCIER Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation, $80
deal for normal to dry skin types, this luminous long-wearing liquid foundation provides medium to full coverage, and the colour true pigments resist oxidation. More than just a foundation, the Vitamin C boosts skin’s luminosity so skin is brighter and clearer over time. The Silver Ear Mushroom extract provides 15 hours of moisturisation to soften skin and smooth out the look of fine lines and wrinkles.