Beauty round-up: foundations
Formulating a foundation often means going back to the drawing board, and there's been a fair bit of resketching for this season. Some of autumn's new releases carry significant scientific workings while others gracefully answer our current dressing-table needs. By Terry's Terribly Densiliss includes the novel ingredient 'mimetic factor', an aqueous plant extract derived from Hibiscus seeds that has proven its worth as a serious wrinkle-buster. YSL's latest skin-treating serum, Youth Liberator, contains the anti-wrinkle ingredient 'glycanactif', which lifts and irons out unwelcome crease lines. It's available in three shades.
Also catching our eye is the first foundation from Danish-born, New York-based make-up artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis. An extension of her certified-organic make-up range, the compact cream combines a mix of sweet almond seed, jojoba and coconut oil. Weis's stylish and sustainable packaging can be recycled with equally well-crafted refills.
Finally, from Chanel, is the new Vitalumière Compact Doucheur, a remarkably light and delicate pressed powder. The formula is inspired by the optic technology of plasma screens, its combination of red, green and blue pigments diffusing white light and giving a sheer finish to the skin.
Compact Foundation, $68, Signature Foundation Compact, Refill, $38, by Kjaer Weis: www.kjaerweis.com
Writer: Rachael Sanders