IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream, $61; at sephora.com.au
“A great full-coverage formula that can be sheered out easily. I use it every day as it delivers SPF 50+ without congesting my skin,” says make-up artist Filomena Natoli.
Readers' Choice Best in Natural Beauty
Nude by Nature Mineral Cover Foundation, $39.95; nudebynature.com.au
A dusting of this all-natural powder is all that’s needed for a flawless ‘no make-up’ make-up look.
YSL Touche Éclat, $70; yslbeauty.com.au
Dark under-eye circles don’t stand a chance against this smart concealer-highlighter hybrid.
Best Liquid Foundation
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, $99; giorgioarmanibeauty.com.au
“This cult fluid triumphs again thanks to microfine pigments that produce a smooth and dewy result” – Alex Noonan, InStyle Editor
Readers' Choice Best Foundation
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup, $59; esteelauder.com.au
For an immaculate base with staying power, you can’t look past this iconic long-wear formula. A semi-matt finish and 61-shade range makes it a suitable option for most.
Stila One Step Correct, $55; at mecca.com.au
Wear this hardworking primer under make-up or on its own to neutralise redness and boost luminosity.
Readers' Choice Best Concealer
Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer, $15.95; maybelline.com.au
Giving a light yet effective coverage, this cover-up slides on smoothly and won’t settle into creases.
Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder, $44; at sephora.com.au
“This lightweight powder locks my base in place all day. The best part? Fenty’s diverse shade range means everyone can get that filtered finish without looking washed out,” says InStyle deputy art director, Lexi Henderson.
Best Cream Blush
Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush, $76; at mecca.com.au
This jack-of-all-trades beauty product can be blended onto cheeks, pressed into lips or swiped across eyelids for a pretty, romantic flush.
Best Contour Product
Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Duo On The Go, $38; at mecca.com.au
Make-up artist Michael Brown uses this compact duo to create a natural-looking shadow. “It’s an easy-to-blend ‘everyday’ contour product,” he says.
Best Cream Illuminator
Chanel Baume Essentiel in Transparent, $71; 1300 242 635
“A total game changer! This stick highlighter delivers a balmy ‘real skin’ glow” – Filoena Natoli, Make-Up Artist
Guerlain Terracotta Light Bronzer, $80; 02-9695 5678
A prism of sheer powders arranged in beams of brown, gold and pink deliver light, natural-looking warmth to complexions.
Readers' Choice Best Bronzer
Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna, $60; at mecca.com.au
This matt powder contains tiny flecks of gold for a sculpted finish sans the disco shimmer.
Best Powder Blush
Tom Ford Cheek Color, $90; 1300 061 326
“No matter your skin tone, the shade Inhibition will imbue a natural, rosy glow,” says InStyle beauty editor Bettina Tyrrell.
Best Powder Illuminator
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $80; at mecca.com.au
Chasing dream skin? This finely milled powder deposits luminosity while blurring the appearance of imperfections.
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