5 Next-Generation Foundations That Perfect and Protect

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From amazing anti-agers to vegan delights, there’s a new generation of foundations that protect and perfect for the ultimate flawless face. Read on as Savoir Flair rounds up the five best face fixers out there.

 

1

Tarte

Not only is Tarte’s stick foundation 100 percent vegan and formulated without parabens, talc, harsh chemicals, or artificial fragrances, but it’s also the ultimate touch-up tool if you’re on the go. Whilst delivering creamy and full coverage, it also loads up your skin with good-for-you ingredients that help keep you beautiful from the inside out. Abundant in antioxidants, there are vitamins C and E to nourish, and – of course – the star of the show: Amazonian clay.

This clever clay acts like a magnet and keeps skin balanced by identifying your individual needs. Skin feeling tight and dry and in need of some hydration? It will do that for you. Looking slick and in need of some serious mattifying? Clay’s there to the rescue. To top it all off, the amazing powder-to-liquid formula melts into the skin, so there’s no risk of cakiness. Meanwhile, the micro-encapsulated powders work with your body heat to burst when there’s a hint of shine, keeping your face flawless all day long.

5 Next-Generation Foundations That Perfect and Protect

Tarte ‘Clay Stick Foundation’

AED185 / SAR189

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2

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Magic Foundation’ is just that – makeup magic. It’s the ultimate way to get a flawless face not only because of the velvety, natural-looking finish it creates, but also because of the amazing anti-aging ingredients within each bottle. A foundation that can help turn back time? Sign us up. Proven to help boost the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of age spots by a whopping 75 percent in just four months, it even helps banish blemishes and reduce the appearance of acne.

This is all thanks to a powerful concoction of concentrated mushroom extract that tightens and moisturizes in addition to the super-charged vitamin C that fights off free radicals whilst protecting and increasing collagen. There’s also hyaluronic acid “filling spheres”, which hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water, thereby plumping skin and smoothing wrinkles from within. Oh, and it offers a broad spectrum SPF15 to protect your skin from damaging rays. Finally, a foundation that does it all.

5 Next-Generation Foundations That Perfect and Protect

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Magic Foundation’

AED200

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3

La Prairie

Having just added four new shades to the existing collection, La Prairie’s revolutionary ‘Skin Caviar Foundation’ is better than ever before. Created with Middle Eastern skin tones in mind, the product not only blends in seamlessly, but it also offers full coverage and a dewy finish. It even contains a matching concealer helps tackle all your complexion needs.

Harnessing the powers of La Prairie’s iconic ‘Skin Caviar’ range, it’s (unsurprisingly) one of the most expensive foundations on the market – it is infused with caviar extracts, after all. The rich, creamy formula helps lift and firm skin, restoring the natural contours of the face whilst increasing elasticity, hydrating and refining, soothing and calming, and providing SPF protection. Worthy of the rather hefty price tag? Definitely.

5 Next-Generation Foundations That Perfect and Protect

La Prairie ‘Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation’

AED889 / SAR908

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4

Urban Decay

Forget the filters because this foundation acts as your very own personal retoucher. Brightening and illuminating skin for the ultimate luminous look, it offers a demi-matte finish and uses light-diffusing spheres to blur the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and imperfections. Bursting with beneficial beauty ingredients, it contains a powerful anti-wrinkle peptide called Matrixyl 3000, antioxidant-rich green tea, hydrating sodium hyaluronate, and Litchiderm to brighten and protect.

The 100 percent vegan forumula is also oil- and paraben-free. The stats speak for themselves as, after using it, 96 percent of women noticed a measurable improvement in skin radiance, 93 percent in the appearance of fine lines, and 90 percent in skin firmness! It’s HD skin made real in seconds.

5 Next-Generation Foundations That Perfect and Protect

Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup’

AED188 / SAR192

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5

La Mer

The star product in La Mer’s ‘Skincolor De La Mer’ range, this foundation does so much good for your skin that you could go without any other products. With 18 shades to choose from, each frosted bottle is brimming with La Mer’s ‘Miracle Broth’, which harnesses the power of sea kelp in addition to essential minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Deeply hydrating, softening, and smoothing, it offers long-lasting, natural-looking coverage whilst protecting skin from harmful UV rays and pollution to leave you looking fresh, radiant, and glowing. There’s also the incredible new color-capsule technology, which helps color stay true even in the hottest and most humid of climates. Enough said.

5 Next-Generation Foundations That Perfect and Protect

La Mer ‘Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation’

AED385 / SAR393

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