Since we've already shared what kept us prepped and primed for 2016, it's time for the main event—foundation. We spent the whole of last year searching for the best skin-like foundations for every skin type. Full coverage foundations were backseat passengers for a solid twelve months and used only for skin emergencies. Overall, 2016 made us retrace our base steps in order give our complexion a proper breather.
Keep scrolling to read about our top performers and find your perfect match!
BUDGE-PROOF: A lightweight, long-lasting foundation with a comfortable matte finish.
Shiseido Synchro-Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation, P2700, TriNoma
LIT FROM WITHIN: A celebrity makeup artist-approved base that looks like your skin, but better.
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Laura Mercier Candleglow Foundation, Rustan's Makati
EFFORTLESSLY AIRBRUSHED: It may not be called a foundation, but this skin tint provides a flawless finish perfect for your everyday looks.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Central Square BGC
INTERNET'S BEST: Beauty bloggers all over the world raved about this, and it lives up to its "woke up like this" claims.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, P2351, Sephora.ph
DRUGSTORE STEAL: With its semi-dewy finish, it's an instant skin pick-me-upper.
Maybelline Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation, P499, Watsons
DAILY BASE: A rare cushion find that won't leave your face with an overly greasy look.
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The Face Shop CC Long Lasting Cushion, P1195, SM Megamall
WELL-ROUNDED PERFORMER: This foundation's coverage and lasting power rivals that of ones that are double its price.
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Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Tan, P1098, SM Mall of Asia
SHADE-FIXER: A bottle of this in your arsenal means your foundation will always match.
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, P2379, Sephora.ph
A REFINED CLASSIC: The most blendable stick foundation we've come across. HD skin, indeed.
Make Up For Ever HD Stick Foundation, SM Megamall
LOCAL PRIDE: A product that made us fall in love with mineral foundation again.
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Ellana Minerals Intensive Blend Loose Mineral Foundation, P499, ellanacosmetics.com