Foundations for a Fresh Face

Successfully styling makeup is an art form akin to painting. And like all great paintings, makeup begins with a fresh, prepared canvas. A foundation that addresses the face’s unique requirements is crucial. To help capture the flawless finish of a masterpiece, there are a few new entries to the market worth checking out.

Simply Perfect Cosmetics HD Foundation was developed by Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Scott Hersh to improve on the products he’d been using professionally. The foundation is a weightless liquid-to-powder formula that is rub-resistant, evens out skin tone, is sweat-proof, water resistant and doesn’t settle into wrinkles. For those just beginning to dabble in foundations, this is an excellent choice. $38 for 1oz.

Hiding rosacea, redness, uneven skin tone, minor acne scars or age spots requires something stronger than basic foundation, like Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation. It provides lightweight, blendable and hydrating coverage for up to 12 hours of wear while providing an SPF 20 sunscreen and a natural look. The 11 available shades make finding the right match easy. $32 for 1oz.

Derma e Evenly Radiant BB Créme is a lightweight color-corrector that gives skin a polished, even-toned look while treating imperfections. The Intensive Skin Brightening Complex, which includes active plant stem cells can help even skin tone over time. All natural ingredients like peptides, antioxidant green tea and vitamins, along with an SPF 25, combine to add protection and diminish the appearance of fine lines and irregularities. About $40 for 2oz.

sukicolor’s tinted moisturizer is perfect for minimalists. This vegan product is based on suki’s balancing day lotion, but pure mineral color is added. The cream helps to soothe and calm while reducing redness and irritation. It also balances oil production and retinol vitamin A helps regenerate cells. The built-in moisturizer makes it a great way to shorten the morning routine. About $51 for 1.3oz.

If enlarged pores are a problem try Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup. It provides good coverage and minimizes the appearance of larger pores with a matte finish. Twelve color options ensure a good match is easy to find and this oil-free formula works to downsize the appearance of pores over time. $27 for 1oz.

toni munna

Toni Munna is a native Long Islander who is always on the lookout for products that fulfill their promise to firm, hydrate, slim, soothe, de-wrinkle, plump, relax, de-stress, and just generally make you look and feel better. She a firm believer that wellness enhances beauty and has been testing beauty products and reviewing spas for you since the fall of 2006. You can reach her with questions at toni@lipulse.com.