365 Days of Foundation: How One Vogue Writer Finally Found a Perfect Match

Armed with this new perspective, I began to approach my quest differently. This wasn’t the search for a singular holy grail, it was an attempt to curate a group of products that could work in tandem. A primer to curb the worst of my oiliness (Cover FX’s Gripping Primer), a powder that offered luminosity instead of cake face (Hourglass Translucent Setting), and a match that didn’t cover my skin but enhanced it. The change in outlook coincided with the discovery of several viable options: Mented’s dewy sheer foundation sticks; NARS’s cult favorite Sheer Glow in the tan, Syracuse; Beauty Blender’s Bounce in a neutral with olive undertones; and Too Face’s Born this Way in Praline, one of the new colors created by YouTube guru Jackie Aina during its shade extension earlier this year; and La Mer’s ultra-extravagant miracle broth–infused brew. Even my drugstore finds, the aforementioned True Match and Conceal and Perfect looked flawless.
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