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EL­LIS FAAS GLOW DOWN COM­PACT POW­DER

They say: A com­pact mat­ti­fy­ing pow­der fea­tur­ing brown seaweed ex­tract to boost skin’s firm­ness. Ve­gan and cru­elty free, the prod­uct is light and trans­par­ent, and gives skin a veil of nat­u­ral­look­ing cov­er­age.

We say: Our tester bat­tles mid-day — OK, and maybe even morn­ing — shine, so she was ex­cited to try this mat­ti­fy­ing pow­der. The pressed pow­der in­stantly gives skin a matte but not dull, fin­ish. And it wore well through­out the day, di­min­ish­ing the ap­pear­ance of shiny skin.

$37 | el­l­is­faas.com

MAY­BELLINE NEW YORK SU­PER STAY MULTI-USE FOUN­DA­TION STICK

They say: A foun­da­tion stick with a cream-to-matte for­mula for full cov­er­age and a flaw­less fin­ish. The prod­uct in­cludes a sponge blender for on-the-go, easy ap­pli­ca­tion and smooth­ing. Avail­able in 12 shades.

We say: This dual-ended foun­da­tion stick was easy to use. A few swabs on skin of the twist-up cream-to-matte for­mula con­cealed im­per­fec­tions, while the sponge ap­pli­ca­tor on the other end blended the prod­uct seam­lessly.

STILA HEAVEN’S HUE HIGH­LIGHTER

They say: A high­light­ing prod­uct with a unique, “bouncy-to-the-touch” fin­ish. Ul­tra­fine par­ti­cles dif­fuse the light to cre­ate a “soft, lu­mi­nous, nat­u­ral-look­ing glow.” We say: Our tester tried the shade Kit­ten, which gave skin a pretty shine that wasn’t too un­nat­u­ral. The light­weight for­mula smooths and blends eas­ily onto skin, and it pro­duces an in­stant, nat­u­ral glow that can be sub­tle, or lay­ered for a more mega-watt shine.

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