Many beauty buffs share the same favorite makeup staples (Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, NARS Orgasm Blush, every eyeshadow ever by Urban Decay). While we’re fans of the mainstream makeup stars, we’re always on the lookout for little-known gems. We recently tried out MAKE’s Custom Finish Effects, a compact with dual-texture formulas – the peach mattifying gel is designed to reduce pore size and the appearance of fine lines while the pink hydrating formula moisturizes skin to restore suppleness and radiancy. The “ultimate skin perfector” claims to produce a photo-ready finish without caking – and it totally delivers!
Living in Florida presents a special challenge when it comes to controlling shine in the year-round heat and humidity. Though oil-absorbing sheets are a purse mainstay, the matte gel also eliminates shine while adding sheer, natural coverage (and we love knowing it’s working overtime on fine lines and pores!). As promised, it doesn’t cake, doesn’t look chalky or pasty and can be layered without feeling or looking heavy.
The best thing about the hydrating formula is that you can use it with your existing foundation or tinted moisturizer for light coverage and a dewy look that really makes your skin glow. No matter the elements with which you have to contend, this duo is the perfect year-round beauty solution – does it get any better than that?? Please believe it. You get all the shine-controlling, moisture-restoring, age-defying benefits of this certified Rapid Glam superstar for just $27! While we admit it doesn’t exactly seem like a bargain, when you consider that it effectively replaces your favorite highlighter and Make Up For Ever’s popular High Definition Powder, it’s most definitely worth the minor investment.
Get picture-perfect in less than 15 seconds with this multi-tasking beauty stand-out and prepare to collect the compliments!