What makes a perfect base can vary according to your needs, which is why it's important to have a few options on hand. For example, you might want something with light, breathable coverage in the day so your skin feels comfortable as the hours pass. On the other hand, your night time activities might require something longer-lasting and with better coverage, especially if you'll be out and about and would rather not worry about your makeup. And since we've already covered matte and luminous foundations for when the sun's out, here are our budgeproof picks for activities after sundown:
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Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Foundation, P2350, Rustan's
This product gives you the coverage and weartime you need without worrying about feeling cakey.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin, Watsons
A classic is a classic. Even experts trust this foundation to stay put through the toughest weather conditions.
Becca Ever-Matte Shine-Proof Foundation, P2144, Sephora.ph
Got oily skin? With this on, no one will be able to tell.
NARS All-Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, P2950, Glorietta
If you want good coverage without looking like you have a mask on, this is the longwearing base for you.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, SM Aura
One layer of this cult fave will turn a bad skin day into a good one ASAP.
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Stay Fabulous Foundation, P795, Watsons
Indeed, this product will outlast all the others in your collection. It's a primer, foundation, and concealer in one bottle, too!
Mary Kay Timewise Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation, P785, Mary Kay beauty consultants
This will keep oily skin looking fresh and healthy even after 12 hours.
Kate Tokyo Powderless Liquid Foundation, P1200 Lazada
You don't need powder to make this foundation stay on your skin. It sets to a photogenic powder-matte feel on its own!
Clio Kill Cover Highest Wear Foundation, P1650, Zalora
Superior coverage and lasting power are what this K-beauty brand's longest-wearing foundation promises, and it definitely delivers.
Max Factor Lasting Performance Long Lasting Make-Up, P775, Watsons
Don't worry about foundation transferring to your clothes because this base is transfer-resistant on top of being budgeproof.