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COVER ALL YOUR BASES
Besides creating a smooth and uniform complexion, foundations and base makeup with SPF offer an additional layer of protection.
1. Teint Couture Cushion Foundation, $88, Givenchy Beauty
Just a single layer of this cushion foundation immediately blurs imperfections and keeps skin velvety fresh. The buildable coverage conceals redness, dullness and minor blemishes without looking caked on. It offers SPF20 PA++ protection against ultraviolet rays, and also shields skin from the effects of blue light emitted by digital devices.
2. Neo Cushion Glow, $62, LANEIGE
With SPF50+ PA+++, this cushion is formulated to give skin a glow, thanks to light-reflecting diamond powder and nano silver glitter. It also keeps skin hydrated for 24 hours, while pigments stay true to colour for up to 12 hours.
3. Dior Forever Foundation, $94, Dior
A true skincare-makeup hybrid, this matte foundation with SPF 35 uses floral active ingredients that hydrate and reduce the appearance of pores, revealing a smoother, more refined appearance. It also boasts 24-hour wear, even in hot, humid weather.
4. Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15, $80, Bobbi Brown
Ideal for oily skin or those with shiny T-zones, this foundation mattifies and feels comfortable and weightless on skin. Its 16-hour wear will ensure that your complexion looks fresh without the need for frequent touch-ups, while SPF 15 provides additional protection on top of your daily sunscreen.