by Bernadette Lee
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Mattifying Mousse Foundation
This medium coverage foundation with SPF 20 goes on like a dream.
It's smooth and velvety, which makes it simple to build the level of coverage desired with just your fingers. Formulated for combination to oily sensitive skin, it kept its matte promise throughout the day and into the evening without a single touch up, however make sure to moisturize well or use a good primer before applying or else it may settle a bit too much in any creases or fine lines. For those that prefer lighter coverage but still want a nice matte finish, mixing a drop of moisturizer in prior to application thins it out nicely and makes it an extremely versatile player in your makeup bag. Available in 5 shades.
Stila Stay All Day Cover Powder Finish and Cream Concealer
A stick foundation with medium to full coverage, this clever 2-in-1 product requires a bit of experimentation to perfect the application. It has a nice powdery matte feel and finish and lasted all day even through a quick round of tennis. A creamy concealer is built into the flip top to help cover imperfections. A proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a compact and convenient package design adds to its allure. Available in 16 shades.
Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Colour Verite Real Skin Flawless Facial Tint SPF 45 and Osmotics Inner Light Biodefense Primer
The first product offering incorporating color from a company known
for pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and scientific R&D in their
skin treatment products, this lightweight but lasting facial tint
combines a bit of color with serious anti-aging properties in a
silky smooth goof-proof emulsion that has quickly become our
favorite for everyday wear. This product softens and perfects
without the feel of wearing makeup and packs a powerful 45 SPF coverage without feeling tacky or filmy and when paired with the Inner Light Bio Defense Primer (which further blurs imperfections and protects from environmental damages like electromagnetic radiation and pollution) it's a no-brainer for keeping every day skin stresses at bay and looking good doing it. Available in 3 shades.