Foundation for Flawless Skin and 4 More Products To Try
O's beauty director, Valerie Monroe, shares a few colorful ways to brighten your autumn.
Photo: Jon Paterson, J Muckle and Devon Jarvis/Studio D
Let's celebrate a timely debut: Please welcome the new Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup foundation ($40; EsteeLauder.com
), which gives you just the kind of fresh, flawless and polished complexion you want for fall. Wear it sheer or layer it for more coverage; it's the foundation of the hour.
Perfect your look with a silky formula available in 17 gorgeous shades!
I'm cheered every time I pull out the Mara Hoffman for Sephora Collection Kaleidescape Escapader ($20; Sephora.com
), with its playful graphic print—and enough room for my daily beauty essentials (gloss, blush, nail file and small tube of sunscreen). It's all I need to carry (plus a credit card) on a weekend shopping trip.
Here's a shout-out to an exuberant newcomer on the lip gloss front: Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Jolt ($10; drugstores), which gives you a pop of color in eight bold choices. With nearly ten times more pigment than the average gloss, these are definitely not for the bashful!
Bobbi Brown's Retouching Face Pencils ($32 each; BobbiBrownCosmetics.com
) are a marvel of multitasking: They correct dark spots, highlight and hide redness. In ten shades,from palest porcelain to deepest cocoa, they're the next best thing to an Instagram filter.
Inspired by the lush, romantic gardens of Italy's Veneto region, Bottega Veneta has introduced the Parco Palladiano collection of six opulent scents ($295 each; BergdorfGoodman.com
) that capture a unique aspect of the flowers, fresh air and fragrant, dark woods Veneto is famous for. My favorites: Palladiano I, a celebration of magnolia, and Palladiano VI, a sexy musky rose.