WHAT’S WITH THE MAKEUP?

Four skin­care brands have ven­tured into makeup that’s ex­cit­ing, prac­ti­cal and useful.

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AL­BION

The luxe Ja­panese brand de­fines beau­ti­ful skin as translu­cent and sup­ple. And its makeup wants to give you the same translu­cency its skin­care aims to.

Al­bion co-cre­ated a cos­met­ics line with Euro­pean fashion brand El­e­gance in 1986. But only in 2016 did it bring its award-win­ning best­seller, El­e­gance La Poudre Haute Nuance Face Pow­der, to Sin­ga­pore.

The water- and oil­re­sis­tant pressed pow­der, which bright­ens skin, be­came an in­stant sell­out.

Now, Al­bion has ex­tended its makeup range to in­clude blush­ers, lip­sticks, lip glosses, lip balm, eye­shad­ows, eye­shadow primers, eye­lin­ers, eye­brow pen­cils, mas­caras and eye makeup re­mover. $24-$188

VICHY

The French min­eral ther­mal water brand tar­gets skin which ex­pe­ri­ences prob­lems such as eczema, acne or sen­si­tiv­ity.

Vichy launched its Der­mablend range – in­clud­ing a con­cealer, set­ting pow­der and a cor­rec­tion foun­da­tion for acne- and rosacea-prone skin – in 2017. It now has a sec­ond foun­da­tion, the Der­mablend Fluid Cor­rec­tive Foun­da­tion, which cov­ers flaws, even birth­marks and hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion. $25.50-$39.90

ASTALIFT

Ja­panese photo gi­ant Fu­ji­film owns Astalift.

Its sig­na­ture in­gre­di­ent is as­tax­an­thin, an an­tiox­i­dant and red pig­ment found in al­gae. It’s the same al­gae flamin­goes eat that gives them their dis­tinc­tive red/pink­ish hue.

The makeup is sup­posed to give you pho­tore­ady skin. Called Flarosso (from “flamingo” and “rosso”, Ital­ian for red), it uses pig­ments which are ground so finely that they dif­fuse any type of light, from harsh to soft. It has eye­shadow quads, lip­sticks, high­lighter, blush­ers and brushes. $46-$77

BIORE

The drug­store brand is known for its fuss-free cleansers and sun­screen. Its SPF50 makeup bases give you easy, un­com­pli­cated sun pro­tec­tion. They’re gel-based, oil-free and sweat-re­sis­tant, and min­imise the ap­pear­ance of pores while ab­sorb­ing ex­cess se­bum. The re­sult: Makeup lasts longer. The bases cost $19.90 each.

El­e­gance Nou­velle Eyes eye­shadow pal­ette has four long-wear­ing, crease-free and fade-re­sis­tant colours. In six vari­ants, $74 each.

Flarosso In­tenso Eye­shadow has a pearl fin­ish that blends eas­ily into skin. In five shades, $65 each.

Der­mablend Fluid Cor­rec­tive Foun­da­tion gives twice the cov­er­age of reg­u­lar foun­da­tions. It won’t come off with sweat, water or rub­bing, and is suit­able for sen­si­tive skin. In six shades, $39.90 each.

El­e­gance Emo­tional Face is a pow­der blusher that forms a film on skin so the colour doesn’t fade as eas­ily. In four shades, $74 each.

El­e­gance Eye Clear Color Base is a foun­da­tion/ primer for eye­lids that makes fine lines look less ob­vi­ous. $54

Flarosso Ku­manofude’s Pow­der Brush and Blush Brush are made in Ja­pan by ex­pert crafts­men. They cost $77 and $51 re­spec­tively.

El­e­gance Lip Gloss is sheer and can be ap­plied on top of your lip colour to make it ap­pear clearer and brighter.In six shades, $45 each.

Cover­ing Base UV is nude and of­fers more cov­er­age for blem­ishes.

Flarosso Luci Blush lets you build colour on your cheeks. It gives a creamy, even fin­ish. In five shades, $55 each.

Oil Con­trol Base UV is a sheer gel to keep an oily T-zone matte.

Bright Up Base UV is a soft pink with pearl pig­ments to brighten dull skin.

Flarosso Tirabaci Lip­sticks are creamy, with in­tense colour pay­off. In six shades, $46 each.

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