This water dropshaped puff has two sections: the smaller, pointy part for concealer; the bigger for foundation.
$43, in seven shades; refills sold separately.
Just when we thought the South Koreans couldn’t get any more innovative with their cushions, they, well, just got more innovative. Laneige Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base is a two-in-one: highcoverage concealer in one compartment and fairly sweat-resistant foundation in another.
The brand recommends four ways to use the combo:
1) foundation alone for a natural glow;
2) concealer over foundation for a matte finish;
3) concealer under foundation for a semi-matte finish; and 4) just concealer as foundation for when you have plenty to hide (to be honest, we’re not fans of this as it’s far from natural).
To see how it works, go to our digital edition. To see another double-duty cushion, turn the page.
PHOTOGRAPHY TAN WEI TE ART DIRECTION SHERLI CHONG
Any Balm Blur SPF33/PA++ is a primer to mattify and blur fine lines and blemishes. Also good for touch-ups. Comes in two shades: Lavender to colourcorrect a sallow complexion, and Apricot to brighten a darker complexion.
Of all the South Korean brands, Etude House is the one that excels in customisation: different lipstick cases for different days; makeup palettes for only the makeup you want; and lipstick/ lip balm/lip concealer combos. Now, it’s introducing Any Cushion Duo, a case for any of the brand’s cushions and one of four items – primer, concealer, blusher or highlighter – from its complementary Any Balm range.
Any Cushion Duo Case is $16; foundation refills are $16 each; the rest, $9.90 each. – SW
Any Balm Concealer (in two shades) offers high coverage with a lightweight texture.
Colourless Any Balm Glow SPF50+/PA+++ can be used two ways: under foundation as a radiant primer; or over foundation for a dewy look.
Any Balm Blusher (in three shades) has a light balm texture that blends to a powdery finish.