The great cover up
To fit our fast-paced lifestyles, beauty companies are creating products that have more than one purpose. Ever wanted a foundation that could double up as a concealer for pesky dark circles? Or wished your compact powder could treat your skin, so eventually you need less cover-up? You'll be pleased to know that the R&D gods have heard your cries and created these time-savers.
1. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer SPF19/PA++, $52
What it does for the skin: Has a wand that can be used for easy application — on the entire face or for spot concealing. It's sweat and humidity-resistant for 12 hours
Finish: Full coverage and a natural, matte finish.
Number of shades: Five, Asian-specific shades
2. Laneige BB Cushion Anti-aging SPF50+/PA++, $62
What it does for the skin: Not only does it cover up blemishes and perk up fatigued skin, the formula contains dynamic collagen from the brand's Time Freeze line to improve skin elasticity and reduce the look of wrinkles and lines.
Finish: Soft and dewy with resistance against perspiration and sebum.
Number of shades: Seven
3. SK-II Enamel Radiant Cream Compact SPF30, $105, and Artisan Perfecting Brush, $119.00
What it does for the skin: Contains concentrated pitera — the key ingredient in the brand's Facial Treatment Essence. Each colour swirl also contains different skin-loving ingredients including niacinamide, glycerin and vitamin E.
Finish: Full coverage with a glowing, luminous effect
Number of shades: Nine
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