Melding skin-enhancing ingredients and technologies that address common skin-related issues unique to Asian women, Ange Gardien Paris’ all-new range encapsulates the French joie de vivre (joy of living). I got a chance to try out their exquisite cushion foundation and here’s why I’m obsessed!

They really care

As the editor of a lifestyle magazine with 110K+ readers across the region, I get to try a wide range of beauty products. While I am grateful for the experiential opportunities that this job brings, more often than not, the heart behind the process can be a bit underwhelming, especially when it comes to beauty products. That’s probably one of the main reasons why I avoid testing and trying.

Let me explain with an example: Let’s say a brand is promoting a lotion that is great for oily skin but I have extremely dry skin, so it is not relevant to me to try and review. In such cases, I am more than happy to do an announcement or let a writer with oily skin try the product but it won’t be right for me to review the product. However, I’ve found myself in a fix many times where I’ve had to explain this to marketers from different brands.

Ange Gardien Paris’ are different. They asked me to share the shade of my current foundation so they could digitally match my skin tone and sent me the closest shade. So, they were winners in my eyes before I’d even received the product.


Full coverage and a natural glow!

The Ange Gardien Paris Naturale Glow Cushion Foundation SPF50/PA+++ & HD Pressed Powder Duo ($80) not only hides my blemishes but also provides my skin SPF50 sun protection. This lightweight yet high-definition cushion foundation duo offers my Asian (Indian) skin full natural-looking coverage. An added advantage for my dry skin is that the foundation contains niacinamide, adenosine and acacia peptide to keep my skin hydrated.

Perfect for Singapore’s round-the-year tropical heat and humid weather, the paraben-free pressed powder conveniently absorbs excess oil while masking large pores and smoothening out uneven texture. The foundation is available in five shades that suit Asian complexions: 5 shades: Ivory (01), Beige (02), Medium Beige (03), Medium (04) and Medium Deep (05). I use Medium Beige.


We love animals and they love them too!

At The Vent Machine, we feel strongly about protecting animals and nature in general. We support products that are cruelty-free and this is yet another reason why we love the Ange Gardien Paris Naturale Glow Cushion Foundation! Free from animal derivatives, parabens and fragrance, these cushion foundations are made without harmful ingredients to provide you with peace of mind and carefree use.

The Naturale Glow 2-in-1 Cushion Foundation are now available on Ange Gardien Paris’ website, TANGS VivoCity and

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By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

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