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Beauty 5 Long-Lasting Foundations To Survive Hong Kong's Humidity

5 Long-Lasting Foundations To Survive Hong Kong's Humidity

5 Long-Lasting Foundations To Survive Hong Kong's Humidity
By Chloe Pek
June 07, 2019
No matter your skin type and preference for dewy or matte finishes, here are 2019's latest foundations that promise long-lasting coverage

With Hong Kong's humid climate, finding a foundation with flawless coverage that doesn't slide off your face is a never-ending quest. Fear not: we’ve rounded up the latest foundations that tout themselves for their staying power—and with a lot of street cred to back up their claims.

1/5 Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural Glow Foundation

Photo: Courtesy of Guerlain
Photo: Courtesy of Guerlain

A foundation and skincare product in one, Guerlain L’Essentiel not only promises 16 hours of lasting coverage, but also a better complexion with smaller-looking pores and minimised pigmentation day after day.

The lightweight formula is infused with 97 per cent naturally-derived ingredients like red algae, tara gums, and white cocoa bean extract which moisturises skin and protects it from pollution, including blue light emitted from screens.

Best for: Normal to dry skin
Coverage: Light to medium
Finish: Radiant
Shades: 30

2/5 Diorskin Forever Skin Glow Foundation

Photo: Courtesy of Dior
Photo: Courtesy of Dior

The already iconic Diorskin Forever foundation gets an upgrade and also the option of a dewy finish with the Diorskin Forever Skin Glow. The new formula offers 24hr long-wear and better resistance against heat and humidity, thanks to a plant-derived hydrophobic coating.

The protective rose fruit extract remains a star ingredient, protecting skin from environmental agressors and improving the appearance of pores, while pansy extract acts as a hydration booster to balance moisture and promote radiance.

Best for: Normal to dry skin
Coverage: Medium
Finish: Radiant
Shades: 31

3/5 Hourglass Vanish Seamless Liquid Foundation

Photo: Courtesy of Hourglass
Photo: Courtesy of Hourglass

Following the popularity of its Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, Hourglass has added a liquid foundation to its lineup that claims to be waterproof, transfer-proof and sweat-proof—all the things we want to hear on a humid day. The new foundation also touts itself for a 24hr long wearing formula, no primer needed.

Best for: Normal to oily skin
Coverage: Full
Finish: Luminous matte
Shades: 32

4/5 Sulwhasoo Sheer Lasting Foundation

Photo: Courtesy of Sulwhasoo
Photo: Courtesy of Sulwhasoo

Mina Kim, senior vice president of Sulwhasoo shared with us earlier this year that the Sheer Lasting series was developed with women in tropical countries in mind. Created with Sulwhasoo’s sheer hydra formula technology, the sheer foundation plumps up skin with moisture for a natural glowing complexion, while leaving a refreshing and comfortable finish.

Infused with sea buckthorn berries and vitamin E which are rich in antioxidants, the foundation protects your skin against free radical damage.

Best for: Normal skin
Coverage: Light
Finish: Semi-matte
Shades: 6

See also: 5 Beauty Brand Spas In Hong Kong—And The Treatments To Try

5/5 Shu Uemura Unlimited Breathable Lasting Fluid Foundation

As its name suggests, Shu Uemura’s latest addition is a lightweight yet long-wearing foundation—it claims to last 16 hours—that allows skin to breathe even in hot and humid conditions, i.e Hong Kong.

The formula also includes sponge-like powders that absorb sebum and sweat to keep you fresh-faced all day, and the addition of Japanese organic rice extract helps prevent oxidation.

Best for: Normal to oily skin
Coverage: Full
Finish: Semi-matte
Shades: 24

See also: How To Apply Foundation Properly, According To Hong Kong's Top Make-up Artists

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