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Best of Beauty 2016: Top 10 Foundations

Find out why our skin looked great this year!
Best of Beauty 2016: Top 10 Foundations
IMAGE Maybelline, NARS, Shiseido
Find out why our skin looked great this year!

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. 

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Shiseido Synchro-Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation, P2700, TriNoma

LIT FROM WITHIN: A celebrity makeup artist-approved base that looks like your skin, but better.

IMAGE Laura Mercier

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.

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Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, P2351,

DRUGSTORE STEAL: With its semi-dewy finish, it's an instant skin pick-me-upper.

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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.

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Cover FX Custom Cover Drops, P2379,

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,