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A Fresh Face for Spring and Summer: Make Up Forever's Pro-Finish
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Billed as a multi-use compact foundation with an innovative formulation that can be applied wet for a sheer, satin finish or dry for a full, matte finish, Pro-Finish is the answer to your prayers. Make Up Forever released the product recently and I have been addicted since then. It can be light enough for these hot days ahead of us now, and yet, provide enough coverage for the days you want protection, too.

This foundation delivers a high-performance, versatile look, delivering a flawless complexion in minutes. The R & D on this base was more than six years in the making, and the company worked through more than 70 different formulations before settling on this excellent mix. It stays on the skin longer and more effectively than others. Silica and sericite powders deliver a light-reflecting, soft-focus effect, while oils and aloe vera add nourishment. Pro-Finish is mineral oil-, fragrance-, and paraben-free and the formula boasts significantly less talc than traditional formulations, eliminating that dreaded chalky, cakey effect.  

Available in 25 shades (something for everyone!), ranging from pale white-ish, neutral, pink, golden, to deep tan shades, it is packaged in a compact with a sponge (ideal for both wet and dry applications) in a separate, aerated compartment. (And if added coverage is desired, a second application can be used dry after a wet application.) It retails for $36.00 at Sephora.

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About the Author: About the Author: Ruth J. Katz is a well-known shopping and service writer based in New York City. She has written about shopping for 25 years for New York magazine; covered the topic on-air at Fox-TV for several years as the Home Services expert; and had her own show on both the USA and Lifetime Cable networks. Katz wrote extensively for The New York Times as well, and contributed periodically to the New York Daily News. She is a passionate shopper, always looking for not merely a good buy, but the best buy, ferreting out a "steal" or discovering up-and-coming designers. She has written five books and is a former contributing editor to Hearst's Redbook, Classic Home, and Colonial Homes; she is currently a Contributing Editor of New York Home, Golf Connoisseur, The Modern Estate, and Promenade magazines. She is also the former Shopping Director for Davler Media's Manhattan Living.

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