Foundations have got to be one of the toughest products to get right. If the formula is great, the shade is off, if the shade is right it then dries a different color within minutes of application (I could go on with my grievances forever). It’s rare to find a product that combines 24-hours of color-true makeup that recognizes the skin’s oil levels to control excess sebum without clogging pores. Correction: It’s nearly impossible…until now!
Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup is infused with climate resistant technology that lasts through heat, humidity and moisture. The shine control ingredients are time released to absorb oil throughout the day for a flawless look. Without getting too scientific, the makeup offers a velvety formula with an SPF 15 with medium to full coverage that blends effortlessly into skin. It’s a bit heavy but doesn’t cake, smudge, or crease!
Expert Tip: When using a matte foundation, begin by applying a dime-sized amount of foundation to the back of the hand. Using a foundation brush or fingertips, sweep starting at the center of the face, working outward. To finish, blend along the hairline and jaw lines with a damp sponge for a poreless, mattified look.
Available in 18 shades, Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup ($38.50) is available on their website and Macys.com.