We tried to soak up the sun so badly during the summer, skin absorbing vitamin D, preparing ourselves for a fresh fall start. Most often, we return home after a holiday and we are looking for products that will prolong the duration of that healthy glow, but we can see that more and more matte foundations in the fall. Perhaps we should rethink light textures we have in cosmetic bags and give them a few more months, even in the winter. Hydrated and glossy skin exudes health, gives a youthful glow and that what its all about.
Powder with a luminous finish can be used throughout the year and the key to making it look good is the strategic use of the concealer and covering irregularities only where it is necessary. With cold days to come, the skin needs to breathe, and you can allow it with textures like MAC Face & Body fluid that melts into the skin. It is often used for shows and photography. The trick used by professionals is to apply it with a foundation brush - flat one like Giorgio Armani Shaping Foundation Brush, dense oblong one like Smith 125 Foundation brush or stippling one like Zoeva 115 Stippling brush, then blend out with Beauty Blender.
I think everyone knows about IT cosmetics CC Cream Your Skin but Better, which gives a natural and fresh appearance, looks great on oily and dry skin and has a fairly good coverage for a CC cream. It can be used as a foundation replacement. It is interesting that CC Cream can be applied both to with fingers and brushes, but regardless of the technique it looks the same throughout the day.
The Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder has a cult status, especially as a long-lasting formulation for events and red carpets, but this fall we turn to its lighter version - Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. It is described as matte powder but after applying, the appearance goes more to natural and gives a light satin finish. If you want, you can even add more shine by adding oil to it or even lighter creams like Novexpert The Repulp cream that is light enough not to mess with foundation formulation but is moisturizing enough to improve the skin's appearance.
Looking for a good drugstore lightweight coverage and natural look, check out the Bell Hypoalergenic Fluid Foundation powder that looks beautiful on the skin.