These are not bronzers or highlighters. These are foundations for the body, that help cover veins, uneven skin tone, tan lines, redness like sunburn, blemishes, bruises, psoriasis, varicose veins, marks, and even tattoos. It’s what gives celebrities like J Lo and Kim KardashianWest their bare-bodied airbrushed perfection. A body foundation feels and looks like a face foundation, and also offers buildable coverage. The only difference: The coverage is much higher. Bonus: It’s also smudgeand transfer-resistant, so it doesn’t rub off on your clothes – or the person you’re hugging. Remove with makeup wipes or with soap and water in the shower. – SL
KKW Skin Perfecting Body Foundation, USD$45 (S$62.50)
Created by Kim K, the water-resistant body foundation gives an even, lit-from-within finish. It has a vanilla-coconut scent. At kkwbeauty.com
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF15, $71
The cream formula promises to last up to 24 hours and delivers a natural-looking matte finish.
M.A.C Studio Face And Body Foundation, $56
Lightweight and hydrating, it offers sheer coverage and delivers a satin finish.
Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation, $65
Gives skin a natural nude glow. It is also long-wearing and sweat-proof (it’ll last through your workout).
Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation, $72
The hydrating formula enriched with vitamins leaves skin with a dewy glow. The water-gel texture absorbs and sets quickly, and is transfer-proof.
Alleven Cover Shield, USD$80 (S$111)
Beyonce wore this body-only foundation at Coachella 2018. It gives a healthy bronzed glow and is transferresistant. At alleven.com
Cleansing bars for the hair come with minimal packaging (no plastic bottles = eco-friendly), last roughly as a long as liquid shampoos, and are often made from natural and plantbased ingredients. To use: Lather on hands and massage into your scalp and hair. And after, store it in a soap dish that allows water to drain away.
Oasis Skin Organic Rose Dry hair Remedy Solid Shampoo, $10
Restores moisture to dry, damaged hair, controls frizz, and detoxes the scalp. From oasis-skin.com
The Hive Solid Shampoo Bar, $16
Gently cleanses the scalp with rosemary oil, while nourishing plant oils like camellia, jojoba and coconut moisturise and smooth. From Naiise
Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar, $26.50
Gives a clean, light feel to an oily scalp and limp hair. Seaweed softens hair, sea salt volumises, and lemon oil cleanses and refreshes.
Solid Skincare Argan Oil And Mint Natural Solid Shampoo, $25
For normal to oily hair, organic argan oil (a super moisturiser) and mint deliver an invigorating non-drying cleanse. From solidskincare.co
Use a solid conditioner too
Brands often offer both. But as these conditioners are concentrated products, apply sparingly. Glide the bar down wet, cleansed hair, or lather up in your hands first then work it through hair from mid-length to end. Avoid the scalp and roots.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera, $30
Hydrators like aloe vera and coconut restore softness and shine to hair that’s dry or dulled by product build-up. From Sephora.
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