Raise your hand if you use foundation? Foundation is a staple for most of us; a make-up bag must-have. These days foundation formulas are so advanced that they not only provide complexion-perfecting coverage, they deliver a side of skincare benefits too! Here’s a quick guide to some of our favourite luxury skincare infused foundations and their unique ingredients.

Clé de Peau Beauté: THE ILLUMINATOR

Inspired by the brilliance of diamonds, Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Fluid Foundation Matte SPF20 PA+++ is a 24-hour long-wear medium coverage foundation designed to enhance skin with a youthful veil of illumination. Infused with a potent blend of Skin-Empowering Illuminator, this foundation not only deals with how skin looks above the surface but also what is happening below the surface. Skin is empowered to emanate an alluring ‘lit from within’ glow as moisture is locked in for all-day hydration.

Skin-Empowering Illuminator is a powerful complex of carefully selected ingredients that activates skin’s ability to repair and defend itself, and unlock the radiance within. It includes Platinum golden silk extract, Japanese pearl shell extract, and Theanine to deal with external skin stressors. While Perilla extract encourages skin resilience, and Angelica Acutiloba extract boosts cellular energy. You can also find it in the Key Radiance Care Collection. A 3-step skincare system that awakens, nurtures and boosts skin intelligence, helping it grow more radiant day by day.

La Mer: THE YOUTH REVIVER

Get the Look of La Mer – healthy, luminous, and youthful skin. They have combined their iconic Miracle Broth™ benefits with healthy-looking colour to reveal flawless and nourished skin. The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 provides long-lasting buildable day-to-night coverage that is sweat and humidity-proof (ideal for Hong Kong). The newly launched velvety-soft finish of Soft Moisture Powder Foundation SPF30 expertly blurs imperfections. Finally, the Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation SPF20 offers a fresh and radiant finish in a handy compact for easy on-the-go touch-ups.

Miracle Broth™ is a powerful elixir inspired by the self-regenerating properties of giant sea kelp. Through the process of fermentation, their potent activity was unlocked, and a cell-renewing formula was created. That formula is Miracle Broth™. Use the new Concentrate and Moisturising Soft Cream to deeply hydrate, comfort, and restore skin health. Alternatively, indulge your skin in a La Mer favourite, The Renewal Oil. Flood skin with hydration to nourish, soften, and reveal an instant glow.

La Prairie: THE PERFECTIONIST

In their quest to offer timeless beauty, La Prairie harnessed the skincare benefits of caviar and innovatively fused it with colour artistry to bring you the Skin Caviar Complexion Collection of customisable and buildable tints infused with caviar extract.

Leave skin looking fresh and luminous with Skin Caviar Powder Foundation SPF15 UVA/PA++ as it imparts a cashmere-soft finish that refines skin texture. Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15 is a luxurious full-coverage cream foundation that conceals any under-eye darkness and imperfections while supporting skin’s overall firmness and elasticity. To complete the complexion perfection collection, set your foundation for the day with Skin Caviar Loose Powder for a natural shine-free finish.

Caviar essence is a rich source of marine nutrients that have been expertly extracted to nourish, lift and firm skin. La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, a potent lifting serum that enhances the firmness and elasticity of skin and noticeably reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A newly upgraded formula that merges its two most potent and advanced caviar ingredients for the first time into one serum.

VALMONT: THE AGE DEFIER

The l’Elixir des Glaciers collection from VALMONT is known for its revolutionary anti-aging effectiveness. It uses only the rarest and purest ingredients in its skincare to deliver ultimate luxury and undeniable results and has now incorporated these same ingredients into its foundations. Teint Majesteux is the perfect combination of coverage and luminosity. Its satin texture melts into the skin and imparts a silky veil of light for a natural glow while also providing the nutritious benefits of bee essence.

Essence of Bees is combination of the potent byproducts of the beehive – honey, propolis, and royal jelly. Not only do they have powerful antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, they also nourish, repair, and soothe skin. You can also find it in Valmont Masque Majesteux Votre Visage. Suitable for all skin types, but especially for those with dry skin. It provides immediate nourishment that hydrates, soothes, and stimulates skin regeneration. Banish any signs of aging with this eye lifting serum by firming, plumping, and brightening your delicate eye area with Sérum Majesteux Vos Yeux.

AMOREPACIFIC: THE HYDRATOR

Luxury Korean skincare brand AMOREPACIFIC applies their skincare expertise to their Moisture Bound Luminous Cushion Compact SPF50/PA+++ foundation. By introducing potent botanical actives and bamboo essence into their hydro-radiant cushion compact, the Airy Skin Fit Formula offers a natural dewy finish with long-lasting hydration.

Bamboo essence is precious bamboo water combined with rare bamboo sap in a proprietary blend that strengthens the skin barrier and deeply hydrates for a bouncy complexion. Packed with the soothing and hydrating power of rare bamboo nectar, the Moisture Plumping Collection strengthens skin’s moisture barrier and amplify skin radiance.

Welcome to the next generation of foundation. Embrace the beauty of make-up and the science of skincare.

For your next beauty fix head to Harbour City. Find all your favourites and discover new brands that you can indulge your skin in!

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