Foundation make-up: Which brand is for you, how much, why buy it

by Nikko Tuazon
Oct 14, 2019
Celebrity make-up artists—including Muriel Vega Perez, Japeth Mike Purog, and Anthea Bueno—talk about foundation makeup, such as La Mer The Soft Liquid Foundation, Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation, and NARS Natural Radiant Long-wear Foundation.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of imagehub88 / cremedelamer.com / cledepeaubeaute.com / narscosmetics.com

A good foundation makeup is the starting point of any beauty look.

It evens out your tone and disguises blemishes, making your skin look flawless.

But which brand to choose?

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked beauty experts and celebrity make-up artists—including Muriel Vega Perez, Japeth Mike Purog, and Anthea Bueno—to name some of their favorites.

FOR A FULL COVERAGE

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make-up

What to love about this foundation?

Muriel: "I like the finish of this one. It gives you full coverage and it's good for events that require make-up that will last the entire day."

Price: PHP2,400

Where to buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source, The SM Store Beauty Section

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Tom Ford Traceless Foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Muriel: "If you want a lightweight but full coverage foundation, this is the best foundation to use. It can cover all the blemishes without feeling heavy on the skin."

Price: PHP4,900

Where to buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation

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What to love about this foundation?

Anthea: "It's a full-coverage cream foundation, but still blends like liquid. It’s one of those formulas that I reach out to when I need extra coverage but still want the skin to look like skin."

Price: PHP2,850

Where to buy: Sephora.ph

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FOR YOUR EVERY-DAY BEAUTY LOOK

NARS Natural Radiant Long-Wear Foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Japeth: "As a semi-foundation, it keeps your skin naturally hydrated which gives a light and natural feel! Its medium coverage is perfect for your everyday beauty look. It's also a buildable foundation if you want that full coverage look."

Price: PHP2,950

Where to buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source

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La Mer Soft Fluid Long-Wear Foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Muriel: "It's seamless and it's good for everyday use because it has SPF20 in it."

Price: PHP6,900

Where to buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk

What to love about this foundation?

Anthea: "It photographs so well and it has just the right amount of coverage that can hide imperfections but still make it look like skin."

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Price: $64 or around PHP3,300

Where to buy: Sephora.com

FOR THE DEWY GLASS SKIN BEAUTY LOOK

Stila Hide and Chic Fluid foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Japeth: "So in love with this product. It's super lightweight and will give you a flawless coverage on your skin! Perfect to achieve the dewy beauty look."

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Price: PHP2,250

Where to buy: Rustan's The Beauty Source

Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Muriel: "If you wanna feel like royalty, invest in this foundation as this works as nourishment, protection, and correction for the skin and gives your skin a supple finish."

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Price: $128 or around PHP7,200

Where to buy: cledepeaubeaute.com, Nordstrom.com

Make Up Forever Reboot

What to love about this foundation?

Muriel: "If you wish to rejuvenate your skin and have a glass skin finish, this is the best foundation to spend on."

Price: PHP2,700

Where to buy: Sephora.ph, Make-Up Forever Stores in Trinoma, SM Aura, SM Megamall, and SM Mall of Asia

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RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up Concealer + Foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Japeth: "What I really love about this is that it has multiple uses, I can use this as foundation or as a concealer. It's very buildable, from sheer up to medium coverage. Another great thing about this brand is that it's organic and it is made perfectly for all skin types."

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Price: PHP2,500

Where to buy: Sephora.ph

FOR MORENA BEAUTIES

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation

What to love about this foundation?

Anthea: "It's light to medium coverage. It's also a dream to blend because it has just the right amount of warmth (for the yellow undertoned shades) that compliments tan or morena skin."

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Price: PHP4,340

Where to buy: Nordstrom.com

But before splurging on foundations from luxury brands, make sure to get samples and try out the products first to avoid wasting money. It's critical to buy the foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone.

Also, you have to consider the formulations that will work on your skin type. The products that worked well with your friend might not have the same effect on you. Not all foundations are created equal.

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Celebrity make-up artists—including Muriel Vega Perez, Japeth Mike Purog, and Anthea Bueno—talk about foundation makeup, such as La Mer The Soft Liquid Foundation, Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation, and NARS Natural Radiant Long-wear Foundation.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of imagehub88 / cremedelamer.com / cledepeaubeaute.com / narscosmetics.com
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