Think of this beauty blockbuster as the iPhone X-equivalent of YSL existing Encre de Peau range. For starters, this crowd-pleaser doesn’t just come with a symphony of stay-true pigments for a lovely velvety finish; it’s also souped up with sweat- and sebum-resistant polymers for a second-skin “stain” totalling 24 hours of uninterrupted coverage — I slapped this on before a sweaty sundown soiree and never needed mid-party touch-ups.

YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ All Hours Foundation Photo Gallery

And yes, this being YSL, expect perfection in its packaging: Its fabulously frosted flacon is as close to cosmetics couture as it gets. All told, this posh Parisian perfector is a solid contender for best base product of the year.

Sure, you’ll be forking out a pretty penny for this first-rate foundie, but once you go French, you won’t go back.

Fingers will only get you so far. For streak-free and seamless makeup, Chanel has sent out just about every tool imaginable — 21 to be exact, with 12 for the complexion, eight for the eyes and one for the lip. Conceived by its global creative makeup and colour designer Lucia Pica, these lacquered black brushes make for a pretty picture.

Les Pinceaux de CHANEL, from $50 for a lip brush.

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