Ask any makeup professional which are the most important products in his or her stash, and chances are they’ll name their base products. After all, base products create the perfect canvas for you to work on; achieve the look of flawless-looking complexion and you’ll be sure that your makeup is going to be on point.
With so many base products available in the market, it can be intimidating to figure out which ones would suit you best. Whether you’re a newbie looking for the ideal base products or a veteran who wants to know if you’re getting them right, we may be able to help you in that department! Take the quiz below, and read on after you’re done to see the recommendations we have for you.
If you are Type A…
“Light and easy” is what you’re going for and makeup that looks thick and cakey is your number one nemesis. You also want your skin to be hydrated throughout the day!
Try: RMK Makeup Base (SGD57)
A great primer for all skin types, this provides hydration and preps the skin for a smooth foundation application all thanks to its 70% water formula. It’s lightweight and contains ingredients like silk essence and shea butter to add natural radiance to the skin.
Pair it up with: RMK Liquid Foundation (SGD70)
With 60% water in its formula, the RMK Liquid Foundation is able to deliver a smooth and flawless finish. But don’t be fooled by its lightweight texture, it still gives the right amount of coverage to even out the skin tone. It is your secret weapon to achieving the appearance of natural, glowing skin. You’ll also love that it is water-resistant, which makes the product a hit in Singapore’s humid weather.
The RMK Liquid Foundation is available in nine shades and has SPF14 PA++ (except shade Coffee Brown).
If you are Type B…
High-coverage, but lightweight and long-wearing: you have high expectations for your base products and want the best of all worlds.
Try: RMK Creamy Polished Base N (SGD58)
Prep skin with the rich, creamy texture of this product, which helps to diffuse light and even out skin texture. This will leave you with a smooth base for easy foundation application. While it smoothes the skin, the RMK Creamy Polished Base N also aces in the hydration department with royal jelly extract and hyaluronic acid in its formula. Moreover, it contains rosemary extract that helps to tighten the look of pores and make your makeup last longer.
Pair it up with: RMK Gel Creamy Foundation (SGD89)
Believe it or not, this foundation contains powder to absorb excess sebum and keep skin looking matte! What this also means is that you’ll find your foundation last longer when you use this. But don’t for a moment think that “matte” means “drying”. This contains Royal Jelly Extract and Hyaluronic Acid to ensure that it also delivers hydrating properties.
The RMK Gel Creamy Foundation is available in seven shades and has SPF28 PA++.
If you are Type C…
“Perfect looking skin” is what you’re going for, so texture and pores – be gone!
Try: RMK Basic Control Color (SGD30)
Work your way to flawless skin by prepping it with a colour correcting primer. Use the RMK Basic Control Color to give your skin a boost before foundation application. It comes in four shades, 01 Silver, 02 Purple, 03 Green, and 04 Coral. Each of them does different things to prep your skin— 01 Silver is for luminous skin, 02 purple is to help tackle dullness and adding clarity, 03 green is to reduce redness, and 04 coral is to give radiance.
Basic Control Color is used only on certain parts of the face which help is needed (not on the entire face) and should be used after Creamy Polished Base N which helps to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and help make foundation last longer on the skin.
Pair it up with: RMK Gel Creamy Foundation (SGD89)
If you are Type D…
To perfect and protect the skin is your mantra – sans the greasiness of a sunblock. You also enjoy or spend a lot of time outdoors!
Try: RMK Long Lasting UV (SGD57)
Not only does this primer protect your skin from the sun, it also delivers a cooling sensation and toning action upon application. The formula includes special skincare ingredients that promote hydration throughout the day. On top of these, it also provides SPF45 PA++++ to give you sufficient sun protection.
Pair it up with: RMK UV Liquid Foundation (SGD70)
This is perfect if you’re looking for something that can even out your skin tone, while protecting your skin from UV damage. While it offers high sun protection of SPF50 PA+++, it isn’t oily or thick, and blends seamlessly onto skin. Resistant to sweat and sebum, it is a great option for days you need to get active and still look fabulous.
The RMK UV Liquid Foundation is available in seven shades.
Find the perfect products for yourself!
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Complete your look with these RMK products!
Leading Japanese makeup brand RMK isn’t only known for their amazing base products that help create natural looks that help you look like you’re makeup-free, they also have a range of colour products that complete your look. To celebrate their 20th Anniversary this year, they’ve launched limited edition products that you have to add to your stash.
1. RMK 20th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette (SGD79)
The 20th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette looks like a work of art by itself, but it’s more than just an eye candy. In it, you’ll get six eyeshadows that range from a matte, pearl and shiny textures. The colours are flattering on Asian skin tones, which makes it easy for you to create a natural eye look.
2. RMK 20th Anniversary Brush Kit (SGD39)
The limited edition brush sets contain eye brushes designed to easily blend out colours, which will allow anybody to up their eyeshadow game. Packed nicely into a chic, black case, this set also fits one eyeshadow palette (sold separately).
3. RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N five new colours (SGD36) & RMK Ingenious Powder Cheeks N (SGD49)
Created by five of RMK’s top makeup artists, this range of eyeshadow and cheek shades are designed to enhance your natural complexion. You’ll love how easy blendable these powders are.
All mentioned products are available at RMK counters, located at ISETAN Scotts, ISETAN Serangoon and Takashimaya S.C.