When you need your makeup to last from the morning board meeting to evening cocktail drinks, a good primer is your secret weapon. Shu Uemura’s new Stage Performer primer is a good option. The multi-tasking formula moisturises with a lightweight gel formula, protects skin from pollutants to a certain extent, contains good UV protection – SPF 50 PA+++, and colour corrects (I like Fresh Pink) for that healthy glow. Of course, it also smoothens the skin for easy makeup application, and helps the face paint stay on for longer. My foundation lasted all day with the Stage Performer. Without it, my foundation is almost always gone by mid-day, and I’ll have to touch-up with a BB cushion compact. This make-up base can also be worn on its own for off-duty days, for smoother-looking and more even-toned skin.