Matte-glow skin base

Matte-glow skin base

If you dislike foundations with a dewy finish because you think it makes your skin look greasy, try these new alternatives instead.

They make the skin look matte and hide imperfections, while giving it a soft glow. These promise to last all day too.

1. Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Powder Foundation,

$130, available from Cle De Peau Beaute counters next month

A compact powder foundation that offers light to medium coverage. As it mattifies, the powder particles that are arranged randomly reflect light to make skin look radiant. It also claims to moisturise and improve skin texture with continued use.

The brush provides a sheer coverage while the sponge hides imperfections. Both tools are sold separately.

2. Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation,

$75, from Nars counters

A lightweight foundation that provides full coverage. Green pigments in the formula neutralise redness, while gold ones make the skin glow. It also contains scarlet spiderling root extract to even out skin tone over time.

3. Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Fusion Ink Foundation

$89, from YSL Beaute counters

A velvety-smooth matte foundation with a barely-there feel, that does not become cakey. Already a bestseller in Europe.

4. Astalift Lighting Perfection Moist Pure Liquid UV SPF25 PA++,

$72, from Astalift stores

The formula uses unique red and white powder pigments to reflect light evenly and create the illusion of smooth, flawless glowing skin.

It is also lightweight while giving full coverage.

5. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR,

$69, from Elizabeth Arden counters

Gives skin a matte, satin finish that is not flat. It is lightweight, providing medium to full coverage.


This article was first published on Feb 13, 2015.
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