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Chantal's Time-Saving Liquid Foundation

Cushion for the (schedule) pushing.
L'Oréal's True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $16.99, available at Ulta.

L'Oréal's True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $16.99, available at Ulta.

Punctuality is not my strong suit, but I promise, I'm working on it. In the meantime, I am looking for ways to streamline my getting-out-the-door routine. Forget about matching socks. If I take my acne medicine, it's already a win in my book. And the faster I can put on my basic makeup, the better. Ever since our liquid foundation test last year, I've been happily relying on Laura Mercier's Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide to even out my often wonky skin tone. Then a few weeks ago I tried L'Oréal's True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation after receiving a free sample and fell quickly in love. It's the company's first cushion version of a liquid foundation and comes with its own puff applicator, making it easy to build product depending on how much coverage you desire. It's compact and portable, and blends instantly into skin. And while I still think Laura Mercier's product blends more naturally, I sometimes can't afford the extra time it requires to work into my skin. With the compact I can dab and run, and carry it in my purse for when I need touch-ups without worrying about washing my hands. Now if only I could find my keys...

 L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, $16.99, available at Ulta

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