• Beauty: the power list
    With flawless skin the best accessory to spring’s obsession with black, we investigate beauty’s hottest trend – high-definition skin – and show you how to get it, no matter your skin type… By EMMA STRENNER

    S kin ‘veils’ – products that add a veil of perfection to your skin – are the latest big thing in beauty. Their popularity comes not from huge advertising budgets or celebrity endorsements, but from their results – the appearance of a flawless complexion in the buff of a brush.

    Best for Pale skin:

    The concerns: Fine lines and lack of firmness. "Pale skin lacks the inherent protection from UV rays that darker skin types have, which can lead to loss of elasticity, as well as fine lines caused by collagen breakdown," explains cosmetic

    dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting. “The first signs are usually around the eyes, where skin is thinner.”
    The solution: Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder. Apply this over your foundation to ease the appearance of wrinkles: clinical trials saw a 33 percent decrease in the appearance of eye lines. It gives skin a matte finish, plus its anti-aging ingredients hydrates and revitalizes.

    Best for Olive skin:

    The concerns: Olive skin is often left with dark marks after sun exposure or breakouts. Rather than damage that emerges over


    Photograph: Billie Scheepers

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