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Tom Ford makes a bold first step into cushion compacts with its Traceless Touch Foundation

The Asian beauty market is so saturated with cushion foundations that any new inclusion warrants some skepticism. What exactly can this new rendition deliver that other formulas cannot? In the case of Tom Ford’s new Traceless Touch Foundation, the answer is everything.

The Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation is the brand’s pioneer into the cushion foundation market, and it promises to be a product that delivers all that anyone wants from a cushion compact. Its ultimate goal lies in the name — that the foundation is traceless, looking like your skin, but better when applied. To achieve the illusion of natural flawlessness, the foundation has a satin-matte finish that keeps oil at bay, while delivering a glow to the skin with microionized silk powder, which prevents the skin from looking too flat.

The Traceless Touch Foundation comes in eight shades.

Those in the Asian market might question how its lightweight formula can hold up to our extreme humidity and heat without caking or melting off, and we can testify to the fact that it’s not only possible, but it is what the Traceless Touch Foundation was designed to do. Whether you choose to build it up to medium or full coverage, you can trust that the foundation will stay on your skin, unbothered by pores, fine lines, or the Singaporean sun’s vicious attacks. In fact, the cushion actually protects your skin against the environmental stress caused by UV rays with its full spectrum SPF45/PA++++ protection throughout wear.

If you think the Traceless Touch Foundation checks all the boxes so far, pause. The cushion still isn’t done delivering the good stuff. It also integrates skincare into the mix. Your skin gets a massive dose of hydration each time you apply it because the liquid includes Aquacell, a patented plant-based moisturising ingredient, as well as anti-aging benefits from the presence of antioxidants.

The packaging.

To make it the complete package, the Traceless Touch Foundation comes in a luxurious mahogany and gold case that closes with a magnetic clasp — literally seamless and secure enough so you can bring it everywhere you go without worry.

We haven’t come across a high-end cushion foundation of with such formidable qualities in a long time, but if someone had to create it, we definitely trust in Tom Ford. There’s a reason why this compact got sold-out instantly after its release in other countries, after all.

The Tom Ford Traceless Touch Foundation retails at S$48 for the compact and S$72 for the foundation. The foundation is available at all Tom Ford counters in:
Tangs Orchard
Robinsons Raffles City
Sephora ION, Sephora Ngee Ann City, Sephora Marina Bay Sands, Sephora Westgate.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.