Fall is all about rich, jewel-tone shades for the eyes and vampy hues for the lips. Such bold colours draw attention to the face, which should be flawless. If, like me, you aren’t blessed with a perfect complexion, fake it. A good foundation will easily and quickly do the trick. Here are 5 new ones to try this fall:
LANCOME NUDE MIRACLE ($42.00)
This foundation has an ultralightweight, liquid-to-powder formula that provides a natural matte finish and a light to medium coverage to minimize the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of fatigue. It’s best for combination to oily skin because it can absorb excess oil too. But what intrigues me the most is its dropper. I’m not sure how practical it is, but it’s nice to see something unusual every now and then, isn’t it? It’s available in 14 shades at Sephora.
MAYBELLINE DREAM WONDER FLUID-TOUCH FOUNDATION ($9.99)
Drugstore foundations rarely work for me, mainly because they don’t come in shades fair enough for my skintone, but I hope this will be the exception to the rule. Available in 12 shades it promises a flawless, natural finish. I also love the bottle. How cute is it? Available at Ulta.
YSL FUSION INK FOUNDATION SPF18 ($60.00)
This foundation promises to do it all. According to the press release, it provides high coverage with a lightweight feel, a flawless soft matte finish, broad spectrum protection against UV rays, and sebum-controlling agents that allow it to last for 24 hours in every climate. The lipgloss-like wand applicator is claimed to allow for a more precise application. I’m not convinced, but I’m curious enough to want to give it a go. Available in 21 shades, at Sephora.
BECCA EVER-MATTE SHINE PROOF FOUNDATION ($42.00)
Created for combination to oily skin, this foundation absorbs excess oil, keeping your complexion fresh for hours. It also claims to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, and create a lasting soft-focus effect. It is available in 20 shades, so everyone will be able to find a good match for their skintone. You can get it at Ulta.
KOH GEN DO AQUA FOUNDATION ($48.93)
Available in only 7 shades, this high-definition mineral makeup formula promises to mimic the optical reflectance of a post-facial treatment. According to the brand, its secret is “an RGB powder that enhances the natural tone of your complexion for a brighter, poreless skin texture along with minerals from the deep waters of Bretagne along with botanical emollients and extracts for a beautiful, radiant complexion”. Available at Nordstrom.
Which of these foundations are you most curious to try?