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Want flawless skin? No problem
by Soh Li Yin

MAKE-UP junkies, get ready for a breakthrough in foundations.

The latest offerings on the shelves are giving women the option of light-wearing, radiance- boosting foundations. The result: the most natural-looking make-up ever, giving women that special glow, without making them look, well, like one of the Kardashian sisters.

One of the latest in revolutionary make-up is Teint Miracle ($65) by Lancome.

The foundation is 40 per cent water-based, which allows one's skin to breathe while providing the right amount of coverage.

With a little drop of foundation, bare-skinned perfection can be realistically achieved.

After 10 years of research, scientists at Lancome have apparently decrypted the science of "aura", where light is created from within the skin, giving the user a flawless and natural glow.

This breakthrough technology works miracles for those always on-the-go.

Look at Julia Roberts, who appears in ads for Teint Miracle.

She wore the product to her Eat Pray Love movie premieres, and was praised for her natural look.

Celebrity make-up artist Genevieve Herr used Teint Miracle, followed by a powder. She topped this base off with a cream blush on the apples of the cheeks. Smoky eyes were achieved with Lancome's upcoming French Coquettes collection of eyeshadows.

Roberts' lashes were topped with Définicils Precious Cells Mascara in Black for a full, natural lash. Lip gloss gave her a photo- ready pout.

Mad Men's Christina Hendricks wore Teint Miracle, too, to the recent Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

According to website HollywoodLife. com, make-up artist Vanessa Scali applied a base from Lancome, and then perfected Hendricks' skin with Teint Miracle.

"It has an amazing transparent quality that leaves the skin looking flawless and luminous without being shiny," Ms Scali told the website. "I applied it with a brush and then blended with my fingers."

Blending with her fingers heated up the foundation a bit, allowing for a seamless finish, she added.

Blending has been a chore for many make-up artists at fashion shows. Teint Miracle takes care of that little problem.

"Teint Miracle is so smooth and silky that I don't need to take time to blend. It is so easily applied," said make-up professional Lina Tock, 39.

Accompanying the range is the Teint Miracle corrector pen that's basically a concealer. It works well for the nose area as well as for under the eyes.

Following closely in the footsteps of Lancome with the latest make-up technology is Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua SPF 15 ($75) fluid foundation, which is another skin-perfecting offering. It has anti-fatigue, anti-dullness, and moisturising properties for that perfect Chanel finish.

Or, try a tinted moisturiser.

Elizabeth Arden's Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer ( take 20 per cent off this product at Robinsons Raffles City, from now until Sunday) is available in three shades. It provides the right amount of coverage, with plenty of moisturising effects.

Whatever you pick, you're going to be guaranteed the most natural-looking skin.

Two words: Flawless perfection.

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