Face Makeup

10 lighter alternatives to liquid foundations

Newsflash: You don’t have to use a foundation in your daily makeup ritual. Yes, you heard that right, there are numerous alternatives to liquid foundation. For those who feel that foundations are too heavy, here are some other products you can use, depending on the coverage you wish for:

Mineral powder: If you have a blemish-free skin (lucky you!) that’s just a bit oily, opt for mineral powders. They’re much, much lighter on your skin, and also absorbs the excess oil on your face.

Tinted moisturiser: A practical 2-in-1 product, tinted moisturisers give you a sheer, lightweight coverage while keeping your skin hydrated.

BB cream: BB creams cover up blemishes almost as well as a foundation, and can be used on its own or combined with a powder.

CC cream: If you have an uneven skin tone or blotchy patches, you’d want to grab a CC cream, as it works well in correcting colour.

Concealer: For those really, really lucky ones who hit the genetical jackpot in clear skin, you don’t really need anything except a concealer to cover up the occasional dark spot or under eye circles.


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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF30Bare MineralsCC Cream Favful
Bare Minerals
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A multitasking gel cream that combines hydrating skin care benefits with naturally radiant coverage. 

Key benefits and  ingredients:

- Mineral-based formulation that combines the best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer to provide increased skin hydration after just one week 
- Features SPF 30 sun protection 

Get powerful hydration and healthy-looking coverage with this versatile cream. The best of a BB, CC, and a tinted moisturizer, COMPLEXION RESCUE™ is formulated with olive-derived squalane, marine botanicals, hydrating humectants trehalose and glycerin, and coconut-derived ingredients to replenish, hydrate, nourish, and condition. While unique water-encapsulations give skin that instant burst of hydration. Your skin will love you for this. 

This versatile cream achieves dewy, sheer-to-medium coverage to give skin a radiant, soft, and smooth-looking appearance. Formulated with mineral electrolytes to help energize skin, the marine botanicals help to replenish dry skin. It contains heart-leaf globe daisy, an antioxidant which aids in protecting against environmental stressors—improving the appearance of skin while keeping it hydrated.

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Clarins Ever Matte Shine Control Mineral Powder Compact Transparent MediumClarinsFoundation Favful
Clarins
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Oil-free, mineral powder formula creates a unified, radiant matte finish while controlling shine. Looks “just-applied” all day long. Lightweight. Ultra-silky. Naturally hydrating. As close to perfection as a complexion can be—flawless, matte and shine-free.

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Sand 50ml/1.7ozLaura MercierFace Makeup Favful
Laura Mercier
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This moisturizer features an antioxidant vitamin complex of vitamins C and E that acts as a free radical scavenger to protect the skin from even the most aggressive effects of the environment. A powerful moisturizer in its own right, it is powered with sodium hyaluronate to hydrate skin and soften and ease fine, dry lines. This lightweight formula provides ideal protection from the sun’s harmful, damaging rays with broad spectrum SPF 20 UVB/UVA sunscreen while extremely long-wearing color stays true and wears evenly. Non-comedogenic and dermatologist- and allergy-tested to minimize the risk of allergy and irritation, it is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive ones.

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3 (28 ratings)
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 LightStilaFace Makeup Favful
Stila
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Stila's iconic tinted moisturizer got a makeover! Introducing the new and improved Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20. It's more than just makeup; it's sheer luminous color infused with light-diffusing pigments to help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, plus it includes skin-enhancing ingredients such as ginger root extract, gingko biloba leaf extract and chamomile for antioxidant protection. This revolutionary oil-free, tinted moisturizer multitasks as a skin-hydrating, skintone-perfecting, SPF-protecting complexion enhancer. The micro-fine light diffusing pigments create a sheer wash of natural color and help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Its oil-free formula melts right into the skin and dries down, creating a gorgeous glow without the tackiness or greasiness. Other key benefits include: Oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 protection Light-diffusing pigments help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles Ginseng root extract and Gingko Biloba Leaf extract provide potent antioxidant benefits and help prevent premature aging Size: 1.7 fl. oz.

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Bare Minerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF15 Golden MediumBare MineralsFace Makeup Favful
Bare Minerals
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Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a naturally luminous finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin. Our award-winning mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin. Our groundbreaking formula is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. Net Weight: 8 g / 0.28 oz.

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Blanc De Perle White PEARL CC Cream SPF 30 30ml/1ozGuerlainFace Makeup Favful
Guerlain
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In just one step, this comprehensive tinted correction cream hydrates, protects and evens out the complexion, corrects dark spots, blurs imperfections and refines the texture of the skin leaving it translucent and radiant.

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Clinique Superdefense CC Cream SPF30 Medium 40ml/1.3ozCliniqueFace Makeup Favful
Clinique
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Super Defense CC Cream SPF 30 Colour Correcting Skin Protector is a multi-functional product with a light and lovely soft texture that glides on the skin, making it radiant, smooth and supple. It provides medium coverage and a naturally radiant finish that lasts all day. The cream can be used alone or in the foundation. Super Defense CC Cream SPF 30 Colour Correcting Skin Protector is suitable for all skin types. The formula is oil-free and will not clog pores.

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 Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+ Laneige Face Makeup Favful
Laneige
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A cushion-type pore purifying BB for a fresh-looking and semi-matte complexion all day with 6 multi benefits of  Pore Control + Pore Coverage + Semi-matte Finish + Water Resistant + Soothing Effect + UV Protection.  

Product comes with one refill.  

Six shades are offered: 

Pros:

  • Offers broad-spectrum sun protection to prevent aging UV damage.
  • Buildable coverage (semi-sheer to medium) holds up throughout the workday.

Cons:

  • Fragranced formula (enough to smell as you wear it) can potentially irritate skin.
  • Not everyone will find the pre-soaked sponge compact practical to use.
  • Doesn't live up to each of its "6-in-1" benefits.
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BH Cosmetics Blooming Radiance Mineral Powder Foundation Medium OliveBH CosmeticsFace Makeup Favful
BH Cosmetics
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This mineral-based powder delivers smooth coverage and will leave your skin looking radiant and flawless with a natural finish.

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SGD17.03