There are two basic things women want from a foundation: Long-lasting coverage and a good match to their own skin. Shu Uemura solves these issues with their Skin:FIT cosmetic water foundation. The innovative oil-free, bi-phase formula imbues skin with that lit-from-within glow so it still looks like your own skin and not like you've caked on your base. It helps that the sheer formula lasts for 12 hours and allows your skin to breathe, even in this humdidity.

Shu Uemura Skin:FIT cosmetic water foundation

There are twelve Asian-designed shades to complement the skin tones in this region, though only seven are available in Singapore. To use, shake the bottle well (it is bi-phased after all) and apply just five drops to your palm. The brand has introduced a special sponge made of two materials — a brush on one side and a sponge on the other — so you can perfect your application technique.

$68 (including the sponge). At Shu Uemura counters and stores from 1 June.