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Oclipse® Daily Sheer SPF 50
Non-greasy, quick drying sunscreen with a sheer matte finish offering broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, IR-A, and high-energy visible (HEV) light. Water and perspiration resistant delivering superior protection during outdoor activities while hydrating the skin to prevent dryness.
Protects against UVA, UVB
Provides additional protection aga
Primers are like that best friend you didn’t know you always had: they’re there in a pinch for you. Of late, so many remarkable primers have been cropping up from various brands, with different properties, that it’s no longer one size fits all. Here are some of our absolute favorites:
A lightweight option
Elle Cosmetics’ Face Primer($30)
This silky, lightweight primer is filled with “optical effects” that include light reflecting particles and soft vision powders to help even out skin tone and reduce redness, as well as provide a good foundation for makeup. Silica and mica also help absorb excess oil, green tea extract, caffeine and sucrose act as skin conditioners and help calm
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Lancôme is known for many things but the brand has generally fallen a little shy of accommodating a wider range of skin tones (especially on the darker side) - until now. The new Teint Idole Ultra 24H Full Coverage Foundation promises complete coverage that delivers both hydration and a natural matte finish.
The foundation features the most extensive range of shades ever by the brand - a whopping 28 - including 12 new hues that are custom blended to suit Hispanic and African American skin tones from golden olive to rosy pink and a cool blue. Since I have Indian skin with yellow undertones, I chose the shade Bisque 420 N, which is a sand/chocolate shade in the Intensity IV category (there are five categories of intensity ranging from the very pale to the very dark).
The foundation offers a new EternelSoft technology that promises a full, velvety coverage with no cakey aftermath, nor a powdery feel. Indeed, true to its promise, this creamy foundation did deliver the full coverage it boasted, and at long last, a true shade that is perfect for ethnic skin tones (I did not resort to blending two or three shades to get my skin tone as I typically do -- Bisque 420 N hit the nail on the head).
The Teint Idole line is not new and comes in various varieties: Fresh Wear (promising 18 hours of coverage), Ultra (14 hours of coverage) and now Ultra 24H. Does the foundation really provide 24 hours of coverage? It comes quite close, I will attest, after wearing it quite religiously (even to the gym). The foundation delivers some hydration, but not as much as I'd like (in essence, moisturize your skin thoroughly before applying because this will not take the place of your moisturizer). But for $44, it delivers beautiful, flawless coverage especially for women of various ethnicities. It took the brand eight years to perfect this foundation, which also has SPF 15. This is an addition Lancôme should be proud of.
FINAL VERDICT: GGI (Gotta Get It)
BY WAY OF: GIFTED
Would you buy it again? YES
Would you recommend it to a friend? YES
Lots of things claim to be full proof but rarely are. Enter per-fékt beauty products, touted as multi-functional alternatives to traditional makeup. You don’t have to be a makeup artist pro to use these little gems. Just apply with your fingers to get an instant airbrushed look.
Launched in 2005 by cosmetic company executive Richard Anderson, per-fékt’s first product to launch was per-fékt skin perfection gel ($57.50). “Women kept telling me how they don’t have time for all the steps needed to apply makeup,” says Richard. They also told him how much they “hate foundation.”
The result is a gel-mousse formula, infused with sheer color pigments and antioxidants that gli