Sometimes putting on makeup is like painting a picture, you use different colours to achieve the skin tone you want and I have been using colour correcting bases since I first started on makeup. The coloured fluid goes on your face before foundation and powder. It may seem strange to put on a coloured fluid when you try so hard to find a foundation and powder that matches your skin tone, but is worth it for the end effect. Also used as an alternative to concealer or foundation.
Pearly White is the most popular base used by women to create a radiant, glowing complexion. Guerlain Meteorites Perfect White Light Perfecting Base, S$85.
Pink base is seldom used by Asian women. It creates a ruddier complexion and is used by fairer girls who want a healthy, rosy look. Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Control Base, S$45.
Violet or Purple is made for Chinese skin that has yellow tones. It neutralizes yellow, making the skin appear more white and fair. Biotherm White D-Tox Makeup Base SPF30 in Violet, S$68.
Green bases are an essential item on my makeup table. It offsets redness caused by overexposure to sun or any bright red pimples. Also widely used by people who suffer from rosacea or acne. Beauty Credit Somang Danahan bundled with foundation. You can try Biotherm White D-Tox Makeup Base SPF30 in Green, S$68.
Yellow bases lighten darker shades like bruises or dark under eye rings. Palgantong Correcting Base with SPF25 $22.50 or Benefit Lemon-aid S$48.