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Between heat, humidity, swimming and inevitable sweating, we all need makeup that can stand up to the elements come summer. Since no one wants their makeup running down their face—or on their beach towel—these products will keep you sitting pretty no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
Oxygenetics Oxygenating Foundation
Few foundations can say they’re water-resistant (up to 90 minutes) with SPF 25, appropriate for all skin types and safe use after in-office procedures like laser treatments, chemical peels and minor surgery—but Oxygenetics can. The breathable gel-based formula is available in 14 blendable, buildable shades so virtually everyone can have flawless skin whether
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By April, I’m finally ready to come out of hibernation and my #Ihatewinter phase. So, I recently got a sample of a miracle matte lipstick from Make Up For Ever in a subscription box and the color was perfect for me. This is brand I normally wouldn’t buy because I feel like I’ve aged out of it, but now I’m hooked on this product (which speaks to the value prop of sampling….). Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick ($20) is the penultimate matte lip color in a handy skinny tube. I am loving shades #105, 107 and 103 which are all bare colors that would suit all or most skin types. And for $2
Got something to hide? Whether you have dark circles because you skimped on sleep or they’re there due to hereditary or other reasons there’s no reason you shouldn’t look bright-eyed and well-rested all the time. Pro advice and first-rate products will help you see the light.
Lijha Stewart, Director of Artistry and Education at Make Up For Ever says “the type of concealer that best suits you depends on the texture of the skin around your eyes and what your coverage needs are.” If your skin is dry she recommends you avoid powder and concealer sticks as they can exacerbate any dry texture under your eyes. Instead, she likes a liquid or cream concealer for the best, most natural looki
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Don’t you just hate it when your face takes on a shine by lunchtime? If you have active skin at any age, controlling oily patches and breakouts can be a full time job, especially when humidity hits an all time high. When blotting papers just won’t get the job done, it’s time to call in the heavy artillery. In addition to using the right skin care regimen to minimize oil production, breakout-causing bacteria, and surface dirt, finding the right foundation is an absolute must.
These 6 unique formulas can help reduce shine and keep your complexion matte all day long.
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free ($55) – Liquid-to-powder foundation that absorbs excess oil and covers up flaws with a lovely matte look. Oil-free, humidity-proof, and water-resistant formula stays put from sunup til sundown.
Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation ($66) – Found in dermatologist and plastic surgeon’s offices, Oxygenetix is a foundation developed to cover, heal and minimize flaws, blemishes, rosacea and scars. It contains Ceravitae, a proprietary oxygen complex that is touted to speed up healing. Comes in 14 blendable shades.
CLINIQUE Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup ($27) – Clinique knows a thing or two about managing oil spills. Their comprehensive range of Acne Solutions includes a liquid medicated makeup that neutralizes redness and keeps blemishes under control.
Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation ($34) – 8 shades of lightweight powder that delivers a flawless finish, plus an infusion of skin-loving antioxidants. Contains an oil-absorbing Cocoa Complex that has a yummy scent of chocolate. Comes in a pretty black compact, suitable for reapplying as needed.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Duo Mat Powder Foundation ($34) Uber long lasting, oil-free powder formula in 11 shades that soaks up shine all day. Apply with a sponge for normal use, or with a brush for an extra-matte finish on spot-prone complexions.
Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($67) – 15 shades of silky even coverage with a super matte effect that is so flattering. For extra oiliness, finish with a light dusting of Perfect Finish Powder Foundation.