In spite of how much it can do for your face, foundation isn’t for everyone. When you live in a tropical country, certain formulas can feel way too heavy, or worse, melt off your face. Luckily, there’s a whole world of base makeup beyond foundation! These 4 alternatives give you the coverage you crave without feeling like an extra layer of skin.


Tinted moisturizer is every lazy girl’s BFF. And unlike foundation, applying tinted moisturizer doesn’t require any effort. Just take a small amount of product and spread it evenly over your face. We love to use our fingers for this!

TRY: Grace Cosmetics Infiniti Nourishing Cream, P2,150


While BB cream is anything but new, it’s still regarded as one of the beauty world’s greatest inventions. This multifunctional product pretties you up on the spot, and the skincare infused into it improves your skin over time. Bonus: it moonlights as a moisturizer, primer, and sunscreen, too! Perfect for the busiest of bees!

TRY: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery BB Cream 3D Effect, P450


If you want to cover up your imperfections without weighing down your skin, consider CC cream. It’s a lot lighter than foundation but offers sheer coverage to even out your complexion. You’ll look glowing and selfie-ready in no time.

TRY: Banila Co. It Radiant CC Cream SPF 30 PA++, P1,215


If you’re one of the lucky ones with endless good-skin days, a face powder is all you really need. It blurs out large pores and scars and absorbs excess oil. Plus, it allows your natural beauty to shine through. Now that’s what we call barely-there.

TRY: Human Nature Perfect Finish Mineral Loose Powder, P495

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