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Foundations that give you the dewy look are all the rage in K-beauty. We love them too. But here’s the reality: Our weather is hot and humid. Simply heading out for lunch turns your face into an oily mess. It’s worse when skin is already naturally oily. What’s the best alternative to full-on dewy? Go for less shine with a semi-matte foundation, which looks more natural. We have three new compacts here for easy touch-ups and instant flawlessness.



Albion Sweet Moisture Chiffon, $67 for refill, $17 for case.

The only two-way cake in our line-up here, it makes skin look smoother, and fine lines more faint. It’s also moisturising, and good for covering an uneven skin tone, redness and deeper blemishes – apply up to three layers without caking. In six shades.


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Laneige Powder Fit Cushion, $40.

If you tend to press too hard on cushion foundations (wastage and spills!), this one has a flexible mesh net that delivers the right amount every time. Streaks only start to show after four hours of wear. It comes in five shades.



Mamonde Brightening Cover Powder Cushion, $32.

Your best bet if you have oily skin. The foundation absorbs excess sebum to give you that semi-matte finish. Skin looks radiant and fresh, not flat and dry. It stays on all day and doesn’t melt away even in the heat. Available in five shades.


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This story first appeared in the December 2017 issue of Her World magazine.