Perhaps the most used makeup item in every girl’s (or boy’s) cosmetics bag is foundation. It’s obvious why too; foundation is the veil you can hide behind, covering imperfections, evening out skin tone, faking a glowy complexion. But as its name suggests, it’s the base of all makeup, and when worn everyday it can stress out our skin. If there’s one makeup item that you can’t cut corners with, it’s the foundation. When assessing the foundation up for the Prestige Beauty and Wellness Awards, we had a few criteria that had to be met: high performance, natural-looking, nourishing for the skin, and a pleasure to use.
Daytime Makeup Winner: The Liquid Foundation
It was a nice surprise when we first tried Guerlain’s L’Essential Natural Glow Foundation SPF 20 and L’Essential Retractable Foundation Brush. The lightweight, buildable formula comes in 10 shades and because it doesn’t destabilise the skin’s natural microbiota, it’s proven to actually improve the skin with each use. The bottle’s unique design, meanwhile, comes courtesy of renowned designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who “worked for free, unconstrained forms and assembled them like cells”. The accompanying brush is equally eye-catching with the added benefit of being retractable.
Special mention: Abeille Royale Creams
Though the L’Essential Natural Glow Foundation SPF 20 is good for the skin, it never hurt to lay on a little more nutrition and treat your skin to a burst of hydration. Guerlain’s award winning Abeille Royale formulas are packed with honey, a powerful and natural ingredient to repair and protect. The BlackBee Repair technology has been employed to create four magical potions – Day Cream (HK$1,190), Mattifying Day Cream(HK$1,190), Rich Day Cream (HK$1,190) and Night Cream (HK$1,400). Each of the day creams can be applied based on your skin condition, your environment and the complexion you desire. The best part about this series and why we love it so much is for its anti-aging properties and healing powers.
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