Dior Diorskin Star Concealer, $56

Lifting Your Lids
This is now our go-to under-eye concealer – think of it as a mini upper-face lift in a bottle. Brightening dark circles and hiding lines aren’t anything new, but this has an adhesive, stretchy texture that helps to subtly lift the skin around the eye area so we look younger and fresher.

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Diorskin Star Studio Makeup Spectacular Brightening Weightless Perfection SPF30/PA++, $79

Like a Pro
This is the next best thing to having a professional makeup artist at your beck and call. The Diorskin Star fluid foundation is thick enough to cover all flaws (fine lines, uneven skin tone and dark spots) and has hollow silica beads – which help to capture and diffuse light – to brighten skin. You won’t need primers, highlighting bases or concealers because it basically does everything.


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Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation SPF15, $125

Skin Smoothing
Most creamy-textured liquid foundations tend to feel heavy on skin – Tom Ford’s is the exception. Extremely hydrating, it spreads easily on skin and works best at hiding fine lines and wrinkles. It also has a humidity-resistant formula, so no worries about your makeup running or changing colour.


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Lancome Teint Miracle Bare Skin Foundation Natural Light Creator SPF15, $66

Natural and Luminous When it was first launched in 2010, Lancome’s Teint Miracle instantly became a hit among beauty editors and fanatics for giving a natural glow, thanks to the mix of blue and pink pigments in its formula. This reformulated version has been improved in two ways. Firstly, it now has added “miracle light” pigments that supposedly brighten skin by 25 per cent more than its predecessor. This lighter version also has an added sebum-absorbing function.


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Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation, $170

Soft and Dewy
When it comes to texture, this feels like a champ. Cle de Peau Beaute’s Radiant Fluid
Foundation leaves skin looking silky and plump, even when your complexion is feeling dry, thanks to its hydrating and nourishing illuminating complex, which is also present in the brand’s Brightening Serum Supreme. The lightweight foundation also has red pearl particles to give a rosy glow, as well as silicone particles to absorb sebum.


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This article was first published in Female Sept 2014.