best face makeup

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From a treatment foundation to a vibrant blush to a light-reflecting powder, ace your base with these fresh newcomers.

1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Aging Perfector
This tinted moisturizer is doubly beneficial: The sheer formula immediately evens tone and texture, and it contains retinol to smooth and soften over time. ($14.50; drugstores)

2. No. 7 Stay Perfect Foundation
A trio of skincare stars in this long-lasting powerhouse—hyaluronic acid, antioxidant vitamin E, and SPF 15—moisturize and protect your complexion all day. ($16;

3. Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation
It's easy to meet your match with this liquid foundation, available in 16 shades, from Ivory to Ebony. The matte formula contains broad-spectrum SPF 35. ($50;

4. Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer
This lightweight formula instantly melts into skin, hydrating with hyaluronic acid, hiding imperfections, and reducing the appearance of dark circles. ($27;

5. L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
Customize your coverage with this formula that always imparts a radiant finish: One tap on the sponge releases enough product for a sheer tint; three provides a more opaque look. ($17; drugstores)

6. The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Flash Illuminator
Use this cream highlighter sparingly to bring out bone structure, apply all over to prime and brighten, or mix with your foundation for luminous coverage. ($28;

7. Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Cushion Color for Cheeks
Thanks to an innovative mesh delivery system, this liquid blush is a foolproof way to get a natural-looking flush—just tap to pick up the perfect amount of product. ($30;

8. Edward Bess Threads of Silk Multi-Use Powder
This finely milled powder can highlight (with the lightest shade) or add dimension (with the darker ones). Or swirl all three for a bronze glow. ($45;