If you have combination skin like I do, applying foundation can be a real hassle: You want something that will even out your skin tone and provide a good base but which won't make your skin peel or appear cakey.

For that, I recommend one of my most recent discoveries, Clinique Superbalanced Makeup. This liquid foundation feels more like lotion than makeup, and it goes on just as easily. The result is a silky, finished look that will downplay your dry spots. It comes in 24 different shades and is available here for $19.50 a bottle. Better yet, Clinique is giving away samples of Superbalanced Makeup during the month of October, so stop buy a Clinique counter and try it for yourself.