February 10, 2016
No one ever admits it, but everyday makeup is hard. For starters, nailing your base canvas (ie. your face) alone is a tricky situation – with the tropical climate humidity, we don’t exactly recommend rocking the dewy-skinned look. After all, you don’t want anyone to confuse the intentional shine on your face for an oily complexion, right? But while it’s equally difficult to stay matte in a sweat-prone climate, it isn’t entirely impossible either. Enter Benefit’s new POREfessional Matte Rescue – a water-based, invisible-finish mattifying gel that overpowers shine and absorbs excess surface oil. We love it, because 1) it’s water-based, which instantly means it’s more lightweight and cooler on the skin, so you get the matte finish without all the heavy product build; and 2) it contains diamond powder known to create a soft-focus, pore-blurring effect. And to top it all off – it’s Benefit, which always means beaut packaging.
Main image: Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2016, courtesy NARS
Benefit the POREfessional Matte Rescue, $49; 8-pack Instant Wipeout masks, $56, available at all Benefit outlets. benefitcosmetics.com