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The Best SPF Foundations To Protect Your Skin from Hong Kong's Summer Rays

By Sarah Moran 17 May 2019
While we all know that sun protection is essential all year long (especially in Hong Kong), there have been one too many times when we forget to add sunscreen into our beauty routine. But those pesky rays that cause sunburn and sun damage are always with us, and the best way to make sure you won't forget to protect your skin is by using a foundation that also has SPF. Here are our picks of some of the best ones that can help keep those ageing rays out of your skin.

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Power Fabric Longwear High Cover Foundation (SPF 25)

Giorgio Armani Beauty

Giorgio Armani's iconic Power Fabric foundation has everything you would want in a foundation formula. The lightweight cream practically melts into your skin, offers full coverage that lasts a long work day, and helps you add more SPF to your beauty routine. The Power Fabric foundation is available in up to 20 shades, so you can get that radiant and flawless look, regardless of your skin tone.

UV Protective Liquid Foundation (SPF 42)


For those of you who love spending their long summer days at the beach or by the pool, Shiseido's UV Protective Liquid Foundation is calling your name. Just like that one friend who never wants leaves a party, Shiseido's SPF foundation is designed to withstand sun, sand, and sea, and would never willingly leave your skin. What's more, with an SPF level of 42, you can lap up the summer rays with the assurance that the foundation will protect your skin from all sorts of sun damage.

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Magic Foundation (SPF 15)

Charlotte Tilbury

If a heavier, poreless-looking coverage is what you're after, look no further than Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Foundation. This multi-tasking make-up not only gives your skin protection from the sun, but it also evens out your skin tone, reduces redness, and acts as a concealer for your imperfections and dark circles, keeping you looking flawless all day long.

Even Better Glow (SPF 15)


Clinique's Even Better Glow is great for those in need of an extra boost of moisture. The refreshingly lightweight formula gives you a natural and dewy no-makeup look, while still managing to cover any dark spots or redness. The added SPF protection, vitamin C, and subtle luminising pigments even help your skin glow on its own over time!

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The Lightbulb (SPF 45)

Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura's lightbulb fluid foundation is specifically designed for Asian skin. This SPF foundation, replete with a coupling of essential oil and SPF 45 UV protection, offers a breathable second-skin glow, giving you instant skincare benefits. The gentle formula deeply moisturises your skin as well, resulting in a smoother and healthier look over time, while protecting you from the harms of sun rays.
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Sarah Moran

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong to expat parents, Sarah grew up as your typical third-culture kid, caught between two worlds. As someone who is nosy (or just curious) and loves the written word, there was never any other career that appealed to her as much as journalism. When she’s not busy on her mission to find the line between not enough coffee and too much coffee, you can find her exploring the city or getting stuck in a good book.