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Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield Healthy – Rosy Beauty Base SPF50/PA++++
Evens out skin tone and helps makeup last longer.
If you wear foundation every day, try Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield Healthy – Rosy Beauty Base SPF50/PA++++ ($80). It can double as a makeup base and keep your foundation looking fresh for hours. Its liquid texture spread easily on my skin and made it look smoother immediately. The pale pink shade helped to even out my complexion and added a subtle radiance, so it’s great, too, for days when I decide to skip my foundation.

Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel SPF50/ PA++++
Keeps skin cool and matte.
Some women don’t wear sunscreen because they don’t like the stickiness or whitish cast that certain formulas leave on skin. Th e new Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel SPF50/ PA++++ ($75) is quite the opposite. This lightweight gel didn’t leave a greasy finish or alter my skin tone. Plus, it promises to reduce sebum production. The best bit? It is formulated with Coolact 10, which apparently mimics the cooling effects of menthol when applied. My skin felt refreshed and soothed instantly, and I noticed that my T-zone was still shine-free around midday.

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Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel SPF50/ PA++++, $75 (above left). Lancome UV Expert XL-Shield Healthy – Rosy Beauty Base SPF50/PA++++, $80 (above right).

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine June 2015.

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