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Sheer Splendor

Spring's newest foundations and powders evoke chiffon-like textures for a subtle, fresh finish.

Foundation by Shu Uemura, tinted moisturizer by Stila, foundation by Yves Saint Laurent, nude makeup by Giorgio Armani, loose powder by Le Meitier de Beaute.

Foundation by Shu Uemura, tinted moisturizer by Stila, foundation by Yves Saint Laurent, nude makeup by Giorgio Armani, loose powder by Le Meitier de Beaute.

WWD Staff

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Special Issue
Beauty Inc issue 05/09/2008

Spring’s newest foundations and powders evoke chiffon-like textures for a subtle, fresh finish.

 

01 SHU UEMURA FACE ARCHITECT SMOOTHING FLUID FOUNDATION
Give skin a super soaking with this buildable foundation that uses algae and depsea water for a hydrating and smoothing treatment with every use. ($42; Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Shu Uemura, shuuemura-usa.com)

02 STILA SPF 30 OIL-FREE SHEER COLOR TINTED MOISTURIZER
An oil-absorbing kick of this formula’s white willow and antioxidant-packed pomegranate extracts delivers a healthy, shine-free finish. ($36; Sephora, Studio at Fred Segal, sephora.com, stilacosmetics.com)

03 YVES SAINT LAURENT MATT TOUCH FOUNDATION
Unlike many matte foundations, which can be drying, this shine-stopper uses an expandable silicone to turn solid pigments and active ingredients into a kind of second skin, allowing for a more even and moisturizing application. ($48; Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, yslbeautyus.com)

04 GIORGIO ARMANI FACE FABRIC SECOND SKIN NUDE MAKEUP SPF 12
Like fabric for the skin, this foundation uses a translucent base and a smoothing 3-D texturizer to create a subtle and touchably smooth finish.  ($45; Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, giorgio­armanibeauty-usa.com)

05 LE MÉTIER DE BEAUTÉ CLASSIC FLAWLESS FINISH LOOSE POWDER

Reduce shine and even out skin tone with this triple-milled, paraben- and talc-free finishing powder. ($48; Henri Bendel, select Neiman Marcus)