My beauty picks, much like my fashion choices, change with the season. After a summer of "baring it all," regularly rocking no makeup (errr no-makeup-makeup), a fall wardrobe of trench coats and knee high boots requires a more polished beauty look to match. The base of such a look is, of course, foundation and my go-to choice for the season is the new Dolce & Gabbana Lift Foundation.
The product is the first in a category that the brand calls "high-performance" makeup--in other words, it combines the coverage and finish of a color cosmetic with high-tech skincare ingredients designed to improve skin health and texture over the long term. On the color side, the medium-to-full-coverage easily conceals any imperfections and blemishes and imparts a radiant finish that hides any hints of too many late night summer cocktails or weekends at the beach without adequate sunscreen. Meanwhile, anti-aging ingredients, such as vitamins and poly-peptides, actively work to combat skin damage and increase moisture levels. It turns out, this double-duty product is perfect for this time of year in more ways than one: The immediate effect is exactly what I need for a more pulled-together beauty look, but the skincare benefits from prolonged use means that my complexion will naturally look more luminous by the time spring rolls around again and I'm ready to shed layers. -Carolyn Hsu