Allure Magazine 2013 Best of Beauty in Base Makeup

6 Oct
Perfect Skin Beauty Make-up Look by Tommy . Photo by Nhi Le

Perfect Skin Beauty Make-up Look by Tommy . Photo by Nhi Le

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Best of Beauty: Base Makeup

They cover without masking, hide pores, and add glow in all the right places. They’re the primers, foundations, and concealers you want in your makeup bag—right now.

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PRIMER

Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer is so good at disguising pores and fine lines, you may as well skip base entirely.

Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer is so good at disguising pores and fine lines, you may as well skip base entirely.

For oily skin, Neutrogena Shine Control Primer absorbs grease without congesting pores.

For oily skin, Neutrogena Shine Control Primer absorbs grease without congesting pores.

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FOUNDATION / LIGHT COVERAGE

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup is so thin and milky, you'd expect wimpy results. Being wrong never felt (or looked) so right: a streak-free, glow-y veil with no redness or blotchiness to be found.

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup is so thin and milky, you’d expect wimpy results. Being wrong never felt (or looked) so right: a streak-free, glow-y veil with no redness or blotchiness to be found.

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FOUNDATION / MEDIUM COVERAGE

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Compact packs all the smarty-pants face-perfecting science that made the liquid makeup, an Allure 2012 Breakthrough, into an awesome spillproof compact.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Compact packs all the smarty-pants face-perfecting science that made the liquid makeup, an Allure 2012 Breakthrough, into an awesome spillproof compact.

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FOUNDATION / FULL COVERAGE

The blinding flash from paparazzi cameras (or your friends' iPhones) is no match for Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation, which hides everything from acne scars to sun spots with a refined tint.

The blinding flash from paparazzi cameras (or your friends’ iPhones) is no match for Dolce & Gabbana The Foundation Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation, which hides everything from acne scars to sun spots with a refined tint.

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FOUNDATION / OILY OR ACNE-PRONE

What good is covering up your breakouts when the reward is just more breakouts? Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Oil-Free answers with ultralight gel-covered pigments that completely even out skin without clogging pores.

What good is covering up your breakouts when the reward is just more breakouts? Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Oil-Free answers with ultralight gel-covered pigments that completely even out skin without clogging pores.

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FOUNDATION / MINERAL

BareMinerals Ready Foundation skims on like velvet, minimizes shine, and allows you to keep building coverage without caking.

BareMinerals Ready Foundation skims on like velvet, minimizes shine, and allows you to keep building coverage without caking.

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FOUNDATION / SHADE RANGE

After studying the skin tones of more than 5,000 women, Estée Lauder developed these 31 Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup shades (shown here in Tawny) to match the palest ivories, darkest browns, and every nuance in between.

After studying the skin tones of more than 5,000 women, Estée Lauder developed these 31 Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup shades (shown here in Tawny) to match the palest ivories, darkest browns, and every nuance in between.

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TINTED MOISTURIZER

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free offers slightly more coverage than others, but you can still slap it on without a mirror. It's a win-win.

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free offers slightly more coverage than others, but you can still slap it on without a mirror. It’s a win-win.

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BB CREAM

Estée Lauder Daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35 offers nearly full coverage and protects with broad-spectrum sunscreen and a generous dose of vitamins C and E.

Estée Lauder Daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35 offers nearly full coverage and protects with broad-spectrum sunscreen and a generous dose of vitamins C and E.

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POWDER / PRESSED

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder is so gossamer, it feels like wearing nothing, but the shine-free, poreless T-zone in the mirror—now that's something.

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder is so gossamer, it feels like wearing nothing, but the shine-free, poreless T-zone in the mirror—now that’s something.

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POWDER / LOOSE

Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder Loose is the closest you can get to real-life airbrushing.

Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder Loose is the closest you can get to real-life airbrushing.

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CONCEALER / UNDEREYE CIRCLES

L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer hides dark shadows easily and blends in with a fingertip; the chubby tip is ideal for brightening the inner corners of the eyes.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer hides dark shadows easily and blends in with a fingertip; the chubby tip is ideal for brightening the inner corners of the eyes.

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CONCEALER / BLEMISHES

The only thing worse than a conspicuous zit is obvious concealer. BareMinerals Correcting Concealer SPF 20 keeps your secret with natural, skin-matching copper minerals.

The only thing worse than a conspicuous zit is obvious concealer. BareMinerals Correcting Concealer SPF 20 keeps your secret with natural, skin-matching copper minerals.

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FACIAL SELF-TANNER

Australian Gold Faces Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer Plus Gradual Self Tanner warms up even the fairest skin without a trace of muddy brown or freaky orange. And the coconut-y scent is as tropical as the results.

Australian Gold Faces Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer Plus Gradual Self Tanner warms up even the fairest skin without a trace of muddy brown or freaky orange. And the coconut-y scent is as tropical as the results.

Source: Allure Magazine

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