Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation

When it comes to foundations, some like it radiant - and some like it matte.  And this is for women in the latter camp. Offering medium-to-full coverage, the 'intelligent' foundation (the 'baby' of D&G's genius Creative Advisor and make-up dynamo Pat McGrath) actually gives a really natural, seamless finish on the face.  Perhaps because Pat's dark-skinned herself, there's a stupendous range of shades for every skintone - 15 in all - from porcelain-pale through to much, much deeper tones, all offering impressive staying power.

We would just add:  this foundation has an SPF20.  Ignore that!  Who wears their foundation all over?  (And if you do, you need a make-up lesson.)

UK readers find Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation at www.harrods.com/£38 for 30 ml - buy here