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Foundation Alternatives That Won’t Sweat Off

Amber Katz 

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 The former Makeup Department Supervisor for LOST, Emily Katz, knows a thing or two about managing humid environments like Hawaii—all with the added complexity of shooting in HD. She loves the natural finish of Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant Tinted SPF 33 ($54). “I use this daily, and it lasts through heat, moisture, and water,” says Katz. “It is sheer with minimal coverage, but it’s enough to even out skin tone, and never looks like foundation.” She suggests blotting with a tissue before applying the rest of your makeup to avoid any extra shine.

Katz is also a fan of Kate Somerville Illumikate CC Cream ($48). “It holds on well and comes in a number of colors,” she says. Don’t be afraid if it looks orange at first. “I find it usually fades and blends into the skin.” Two more favorites: Estee Lauder DayWear Anti-oxidant Beauty Benefit Cream SPF 35 ($40), and It Cosmetics Anti-aging Physical SPF 50 CC Cream ($34.68)

For women of color, Katz recommends the light, oil-free BlackUp CC Cream ($39.50), which also boasts sebum-fighting qualities. “BlackUp also has a ‘100% no ashy finish’ guarantee. This is awesome for women of color, because ingredients like titanium oxide—which are used to make products more opaque and are frequently used as non-chemical sunblocks—create a greyish cast in many CC creams and sunscreens.”

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