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Sheer foundations that help achieve the ‘no make-up’ look

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Sheer foundations that help achieve the ‘no make-up’ look 
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1. Made with Asian ingredients like red pine, plum blossom and pearl complex, Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion Intense is a premium anti-ageing foundation packaged in a sleek compact. Available in seven shades with SPF 50, the natural veil revitalises and rejuvenates the skin, making it look seamless and youthful.

2. Promising a quick and easy application is Make Up For Ever’s Water Blend Face and Body Foundation, available in eight shades. The gel texture is made with 80 per cent  osmose water enriched with pro-vitamin B5 to offer instant hydration for flawless skin. Its soluble, oil-free formula minimises irritation and discomfort for those with dry skin.  Ingredients like mango butter, glycerine and polymer help maintain moisture after application.

3. The multipurpose Smart Skin EX by Albion serves as a foundation and a make-up base that results in smoother, brighter complexion. Available in three shades, the foundations are oil-based to provide lustre to the skin throughout the day. It also contains tone-up powder, technical cover powder and white pump capsules to minimise pores and even out texture.

4. Guerlain’s new Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection Foundation enhances natural beauty subtly. Its Bio-fusion micro-mesh weaves natural silk and linen fibres that form a feather-light veil for lasting comfort. Available in eight shades, the light texture leaves the skin luminous and translucent.

5. Georgio Armani’s Designer Shaping Cream Foundation glides onto the skin, leaving a silky finish that promises extreme comfort and moisture for up to 12 hours. Available in seven shades, a light layer is enough to even out wrinkles, fine lines and imperfections, all thanks to its ‘Micro-Fil Modelling’ technology and double-silk fibres that adapt to the shape of the face while redefining facial contours and improving luminosity.

6. The lightweight Gucci Satin Matte foundation perfects the skin with a seamless mid-coverage matte finish with SPF 20. Composed of 3D micro pearls, the foundation highlights the natural silhouette of the face by scattering light reflection. Its 18 shades are designed to suit every skin tone.