Foundations for Every Skin Type
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Fix any skin issue with these easy solutions.Fix It! Redness
Smooth on a cream-to-powder compact foundation, such as Prescriptives AnyWear Multi-Finish Powder Foundation SPF 12, $32.50, prescriptives.com. Micronized pigment spheres form a veil over skin, lightly diffusing redness and spider veins.Fix It! Dry Patches
Infuse moisture with a rich cream formula like L'Oreal Paris Age Skin-Support Perfect Makeup SPF 12, $16.59, drugstore.com. Intensely hydrating ingredients, including water, keep skin dewy, plus collagen and peptides will help plump up deeper layers.Fix It! Fine Lines
Light-diffusing ingredients, like the ultra-fine pearls in Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation, $9, maybelline.com, help create the illusion of a smoother surface.Fix It! Visible Pores
Apply a product that contains a mix of oil-absorbing powders plus pigment, such as Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation SPF 17, $35, Nordstrom.com. The combination minimizes shine in oily areas, so skin takes on a finer texture.Fix It! Dark Spots
Brush on a mineral-powder foundation like Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation, $12.25, ulta.com. Titanium dioxide covers freckles and evens out undereye circles without looking opaque or masky. Plus, it naturally blocks the sun's rays to prevent new hyperpigmentation from forming.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, December 2006.
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