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These transfer-proof foundations won’t smudge your face mask

Here’s how your makeup and face mask can practice social distancing.

The “New Normal” may be an overused term right now, but it is as real as it gets. Whilst we are all adjusting to our work routines, we also need to start tweaking our beauty and makeup routines accordingly. Some of you may be contemplating what even is the point of even wearing makeup when half your face is hidden under that mask. Think of it this way: dressing up while working from home (or running to the supermarket) and applying some makeup can give a sense of normalcy during these uncertain times.

Given that we live in one of the most tropical countries, we can’t escape the sweat and heat though. And fearing that your makeup can leave a stain on your mask is a real thing. Whilst wearing a face mask is essential right, there are certain downfalls of having to wear one round-the-clock. Yes, your foundation easily gets trapped onto your face mask, and then it looks ugly unless the foundation is transfer-proof. We’ve rounded up 6 best transfer-proof foundations you can get in Bangkok to glam up and keep that stain away from your face mask.

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When it comes to the ultimate photo filter in foundation form, we can’t leave out Fenty. Flaunting 50 boundary-breaking range of shades, this foundation is a soft matte long wear foundation that blesses us from medium to full coverage. Simply apply 1-2 pumps of Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and use a brush to apply on your face. Or, try Rihanna’s Way for the ultimate pore coverage by pressing your brush into the skin and rolling it off. Its oil-free formula is curated with climate-adaptive technology that makes it humidity resistant and sweatproof, so you can say bye to all your enlarged pores. The extremely light-weighted foundation becomes completely undetectable on your skin leaving a soft matte finish that’s just right for this weather — not too shiny and not too matte.

Price: THB 1,390

Acclaimed for breakthrough formulations and technological innovations, Hourglass has been one of our go-to brands when it comes to beauty buys. This highly-concentrated liquid foundation by Hourglass does not only offer full-coverage in just half a plump, but also doesn’t require a primer. Consider it your second skin that blends in flawlessly and creates a soft-focus finish. It has everything you’ve been looking in a foundation, from being waterproof to transfer-proof and sweat-proof.

Price: THB 2,350

We say old is gold for a reason. The established global cosmetic brand has been loved by many over the years and this one is the brand’s true iconic beauty. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup is a lightweight, oil-free, and natural-looking foundation that delivers 15-hour staying power. It promises to leave your makeup as fresh as when you first applied it. Simply pick your shade according to your skin tone, and treat your skin with this baby.

Price: THB 1,950

We’ve been seeing a lot of #IWokeUpLikeThis feed on our Instagram lately because going natural is what makeup is now all about. This oil-free foundation master that ‘born this way’ look by diffusing the line between makeup and skin with such ease. The natural flawless finish offers undetectable coverage and gives a more youthful appearance. Because it is infused with coconut water, it aids in delicately renewing the skin’s moisture level so your skin remains healthy too. This might just be your new favourite.

Price: THB 1,600

Beauty blenders have been a star in the makeup world, and their foundation is yet another gem for makeup lovers. Whip up this weightless liquid foundation that boasts a velveteen-matter finish and promises to stay up to 24 hours. Its high-speed HyperWhip process has been whipped as a light-as-air texture and has a great blending ability. Use their beauty blender or brush to apply the foundation and apply it only to your face. No matter how many layers you apply, it won’t look cakey and rather give a soothing, bright look.

Price: THB 1,650

This one is a seal-the-deal worthy foundation that wouldn’t disappoint. We couldn’t end our list without the skincare brand’s best-selling Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation. Glide onto this high-performance wear because it’s transfer-resistant and stays true to its colour just like its namesake. The brand’s skin-fusion technology gives an ultimate longwear so that your skin could breathe easily with full coverage up to 15 hours. This beauty hides those pores and evens out your skin tone so we could walk with confidence even in that gloomy face mask.

Price: THB 1,900

These transfer-proof foundations won’t smudge your face mask

Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.


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