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A great foundation can come in all textures and formulas but for those of us fighting the daily humidity, the best foundation is one that is lightweight and melt-proof. Lightweight foundations can look and feel like you’re wearing next to nothing, but still give the right amount of coverage to fake a flawless complexion.

What's a good everyday foundation?

The true test for an everyday foundation is its lasting power! Foundation might start to crease, fade or run after long hours of wear, and can end up making your skin look more tired instead. 

Choose an everyday foundation that stays true to colour while keeping your skin fresh-looking all day long. In order to do this, it is important to look out for long-wearing foundations that matches your skin type. 

Check out some of the most comfortable foundations on the market!

1. Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation

Best overall lightweight foundation

Price from RM65.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM65.00

Lightweight, waterproof, sweat-resistant and buildable, this foundation hits basically every check box to make it a must-have. The light and fluid texture can be sheered out for a natural glow or built up into a flawless, luminous finish. It is famous for staying put whether rain, shine, or when walking down runways!

2. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation

Best drugstore lightweight foundation

Price from RM37.43

Featuring one of the wider shade selections for a drugstore foundation, this foundation is an easy staple that is budget-friendly as well. 

The powdery matte formula is blendable and can provide a mild blurring effect, as well as some oil-control for those with oilier skin. It goes on with a lightweight texture and has a fairly long lasting finish even in our sunny, humid weather.

3. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10

Best for oily skin

Price from RM71.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM71.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM190.00

Still deserving of its holy grail status, this is one of the most iconic long-wearing and weightless foundation on the market. With benefits such as being oil-controlling, waterproof and transfer-resistant, this oil-free formula will help you keep matte and shine-free all day long. It also provides a stunningly full coverage without feeling cakey on the skin.

4. Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation

Best for combination skin

Price from RM155.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM155.00

Let this breathable liquid formula keep you matte and flawless for up to 24 hours. Formulated to feel like second skin, it provides waterproof coverage that minimises pores and delivers natural matte-looking complexion. It also has oil control properties that helps maintain a manageable oil balance for those with combination skin.

5. Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation

Best for dry skin

Price from RM188.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM188.00

True to name, this foundation is made up of a water-gel texture that is enriched with pro-vitamin B5. It lets you build your coverage to a natural, dewy-looking finish. 

The foundation applies as well as blends out easily thanks to its water-based formula, and will stay light and comfortable throughout the day.

6. Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15/PA++

Best for mature skin

Price from RM58.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM58.00

Developed to heal and brighten the skin, this acts as a wonderful two-in-one serum and foundation that remains weightless on the skin. The creamy formula with moderate coverage will conceal pigmentation and age spots while sitting comfortably on the skin. 

With a combination of antioxidants and vitamin C, the foundation will also help your skin to recover a more even skin tone at the same time!

7. RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up Concealer + Foundation

Best for sensitive skin

Price from RM62.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM62.00

Use this only where you need it, as the lightweight texture melts seamlessly into the skin and can be built up according to your skin concerns. You can either warm it up between your fingers or use a stippling brush to apply, using just enough to conceal redness, discolouration and more. 

It also includes botanical ingredients such as jojoba seed oil and rosemary extract to help nourish and protect the skin.

8. Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Gel Stick Foundation & Concealer

Best for acne prone skin

Price from RM78.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM78.00

With buildable coverage that can mask blemishes and acne marks, this stick foundation is great for ensuring smoother-looking skin all day long. 

Its water-based formulation is enhanced with aloe vera to provide sufficient hydration, providing a cooling effect when initially applied on the skin. The soothing, non-drying formula will also help protect aggravated skin without adding oiliness or heaviness.

9. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation

Best lightweight foundation with SPF

Price from RM207.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM207.00

SPF is a must in this hot, tropical climate. But it can also be a pain when you’re planning to take photos and there’s flashback! Thankfully, this flashback-free foundation will solve that dilemma.

It provides SPF 25 protection and comes in natural-looking shades that will not look ashy or grey on the skin. The oil-free and weightless formula also has hydrating benefits that will keep your skin plumped up all day long.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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