Glow Guide

Glow guide: Best liquid foundations for a radiant look

Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.
Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.PHOTOS: NARS, SHISEIDO, LAURA MERCIER, IT COSMETICS
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation.PHOTOS: NARS, SHISEIDO, LAURA MERCIER, IT COSMETICS
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation.
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation.PHOTOS: NARS, SHISEIDO, LAURA MERCIER, IT COSMETICS
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-free matte (SPF 40).
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-free matte (SPF 40).PHOTOS: NARS, SHISEIDO, LAURA MERCIER, IT COSMETICS

A good foundation should make you look like you're not wearing foundation yet your skin appears flawless

If you've ever thought, "Wow, that girl's foundation is great", perhaps it actually isn't.

Foundation is the ultimate self-effacing product. You shouldn't be aware of it. It should disappear into one's skin, matching it exactly and alchemising it to look better and more even-toned than before.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'The foundation of good skin '. Print Edition | Subscribe