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Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Beauty -

It ’s now of f icia l. Gone are the days when your com­plex­ion was sub­ject to an ei­ther/ or dilemma. We’ve since ush­ered in a brand new era in which one drop can last you for­ever – well, at least for hours – and feels and looks next to noth­ing at all on your skin. Once, we likened the magic of great foun­da­tions to that of slip­ping on silk

stock­ings. Now it is only go­ing to get bet­ter. One for work­ing with his bare hands, make-up mae­stro François Nars cre­ated an un­prece­dented foun­da­tion for­mula with his All Day Lu­mi­nous Weight­less Foun­da­tion. It does ex­actly Nars All Day Lu­mi­nous Weight­less Foun­da­tion, RM181

MUST-HAVES what the name touts: a tall or­der, in terms of cov­er­age and weight­less­ness, but a change in per­cep­tion made this pos­si­ble. In­stead of fo­cus­ing on mask­ing im­per­fec­tions, the science was all in dis­cov­er­ing skin dif­fer­en­ti­a­tion. Nars did away with the con­ven­tional blue, yel­low, and pur­ple colour-cor­rect­ing pig­ments, and in­stead used gold and green for a lu­mi­nous and even-toned touch. This even-tone tech­nol­ogy helps brighten the com­plex­ion and even pre­vents the for­ma­tion of dark spots, but it is re­ally the weight­less long-wear tech­nol­ogy that seals the deal. A spe­cial pig­ment dis­cov­ered in Ja­pan gives the foun­da­tion an inim­itable feel­ing “like air”, and no one else in the beauty busi­ness has this poly­mer tech­nol­ogy. All you need is one drop gen­tly warmed be­tween the palms and

spread over the face for up to 16 hours of flaw­less cov­er­age. Dior has also in­tro­duced a rev­o­lu­tion­ary serum-foun­da­tion that in one drop can breathe oxy­gen into the skin, thanks to the Oxy­gen Ac­tiv tech­nol­ogy. This com­bines plant oils, vi­ta­mins, and min­er­als to re­vi­talise the com­plex­ion from within. Af­ter all, foun­da­tion is no longer just about last­ing cov­er­age – it is about car­ing for the skin, too. So let the drop­per give you the ex­act amount you need to ren­der an ut­terly fresh,

bare-skinned fin­ish that will last from day to night. But if old habits die hard (and you are one for ap­pli­ca­tion tools) then con­sider another make-up guru’s propo­si­tion. Laura Mercier’s story be­gan with silk – to be pre­cise, the dif­fer­ent tex­tures the lux­u­ri­ous fab­ric can em­body. Her Silk Crème Photo Foun­da­tion was a trade se­cret, beau­ti­fy­ing many fa­mous chis­elled faces at photo shoots and red-car­pet events with just one drop. Now it also comes in a mois­tur­is­ing for­mula that gives you a flaw­less fin­ish. If it can stand the heat of flash­ing light­bulbs and

glar­ing spot­lights, daily per­fec­tion will be a breeze.

Diorskin Nude Air Healthy Glow Ul­tra- Fluid Serum Foun­da­tion SPF25, RM191

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