Ever since we started wearing masks, we lost our love for foundations. Seeing it stain our masks wasn't so fun at all, and we felt that it may have contributed our previous maskne problem. But since we're not born with porcelain-smooth skin, we needed some help in the complexion department. The answer: Skin-perfecting bases!
We've juggled these items since the pandemic started, and they've given us a flawless base without an ounce foundation. Check out the best skin-perfecting bases below:
BLK Cosmetics Universal Multitasking Color Stick Priming + Mattifying Stick
Swipe this on your forehead for an all-day, matte finish. Bonus: It can blur large pores!
BLK COSMETICS Universal Multitasking Color Stick Priming + Mattifying Stick, P399, BLK Cosmetics Official Lazada Store
Pond's Glow Up InstaBright Illuminating Moisturizer Cream in Pearly Aura
If you want the dewy glow without using highlighter or foundation, try this illuminating day cream from Pond's. It's super affordable, too!
POND'S Glow Up InstaBright Illuminating Moisturizer Cream in Pearly Aura, P179, Unilever Official Lazada Store
COSRx Shield Fit All Green Comfort Sun SPF 50+/PA+++
This sunscreen contains green pigments that cancel out the redness, making the perfect base for acne-prone or irritated skin.
COSRX Shield Fit All Green Comfort Sun SPF 50+/PA+++ 35ml, P800, COSRx Official Lazada Store
Innisfree Tone Up No Sebum Sunscreen
You won't have to deal with a shiny T-zone anymore, thanks to this clever sunscreen from Innisfree. It evens out skin tone and mattifies the complexion. It has a lightweight formula that never feels sticky on the face.
INNISFREE Tone Up No Sebum Sunscreen 50mL, P860, Innisfree Official Lazada Store
Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer - Blurring
Laura Mercier is famous for creating bases that create a flawless, second-skin finish. This particular primer can diffuse textured skin and can keep your complexion looking fresh for hours.
LAURA MERCIER Pure Canvas Primer - Blurring, P2,095, Rustan's
Clinique iD for Fatigue: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Tone-up Gel + Active Cartridge Concentrate
Dealing with a dull complexion because of sleepless nights? (BTW, you're not alone. A lot of Pinoys are finding it difficult clocking in snooze time during the pandemic.) Stop signs of puyat from showing by applying this tone-up gel moisturizer with a cartridge specifically formulated to address fatigued skin.
CLINIQUE iD for Fatigue: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Tone-up Gel + Active Cartridge Concentrate, P2,650, Clinique Official Lazada Store
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.