If there's one beauty product we advocate splurging on its foundation. And with highlighters and strobing creams becoming part of the modern makeup wardrobe, these essentials are things you'll be using nearly every day. If you're ready to go the whole hog, try the brand's full-coverage Waterproof Foundation/Concealer. A matte liquid formula that evens out the complexion without masking the face in an unnatural veil, this can not only withstand the heat and humidity of Singapore, it can hide port stains and reduce the look of tattoos. Available in nine shades, this versatile foundation can be applied with the fingertips, brush or sponge applicator.
Tom Ford Beauty Shimmer Shot in Lust for Life and Spin Spin Sugar
Another essential in this collection is the Shimmer Shot, a universally-flattering, lightweight, liquid highlighter. Since it comes in a mini, it's great for travel and for adding radiance and glow to your cheekbones or to bring out your natural features, even if you're not keen on a full face of face paint. The two shades are Lust for Life, a tawny tone, and Spin Spin Sugar, a pale glimmer. You can even blend it into your liquid foundation for a more diffused, subtle finish. Lastly, the brows are an important part of any look. The Fibre Brow Gel sets brows, tames unruly hairs and fills in color. In four shades, the fibres in the formula builds fullness on your natural brows so that you can achieve the perfect balance and symmetry on your face. Used with the brand's Angled Brow Brush, you can get perfectly defined and shaped brows. That's what we call looking expensive.

From $60-$128. At Tom Ford Beauty counters