The what: Oil-free
The wear: For those with oily skin, a lightweight, medium coverage that evens out the skin tone without adding excess oil.
The who: 1. *COVERGIRL Trublend Liquid Makeup 30mL, $19.95
The what: Cushion compacts
The wear: The ideal handbag companion for on-the-go touch-ups.
The who: 2. MAYBELLINE Dream Cushion Foundation 30mL, $26.95
The what: Medium coverage
The wear: For those who prefer more daily coverage these are blendable, buildable and come in a range of finishes.
The who: 3. RIMMEL Match Perfection Foundation 30mL, $18.95
The what: BB Cream
The wear: More coverage than a tinted moisturiser, it hydrates and covers imperfections but still looks totally natural. Perfect for everyday use.
The who: 4. GARNIER Skin Active BB Creme Naturals 50mL, $16.99
The what: Full coverage
The wear: Perfect for big events, these offer superior, long-lasting coverage that will last the night without reapplication.
The who: 5. REVLON Colorstay Full Cover Foundation 30mL, $29.95
The what: Mineral
The wear: Got sensitive or acne-prone skin? This is your guy. Made from natural minerals it won’t clog pores, is gentle on the skin and has both buildable coverage and SPF protection, too.
The who: 6. NUDE BY NATURE Mineral Cover 15g, $39.95
The what: CC Cream
The wear: Short for “colour-correcting” cream, CCs cover like a BB but also hide red and yellow undertones thanks to their light-diffusing properties.
The who: 7. MODELS PREFER CC Unbelievable Colour Correcting Cream 30mL, $16.99
The what: Serum
The wear: Ideal for dry or mature skins, these offer added hydration and won’t catch on lines or dry patches.
The who: 8.*BOURJOIS Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation 30mL, $32
The what: Tinted moisturiser
The wear: For weekend wear, or days where you want minimal coverage, this gives a sheer skin tint with bonus SPF coverage.
The who: 9. *NATIO Tinted Moisturiser 50mL, $18.95