Friday, October 20, 2006

In Between Foundations

In between foundations is probably worse than being in-betweem boyfriends (ok, maybe not that bad) but its still a pretty annoying thing. In a recent New York times piece by Natasha Singer, the science behind picking the right foundation is discussed. Now that the healthy "skin glow" of summer is gone, you're going to need something to even out your skin tone. Not picking the right one can be hazardous to your skin.

Here are some interesting foundations that you might want to try this winter season. Make sure to consult with the sales-person at the make-up counter so you pick the right foundation that matches your skin type and color. DON'T rely on make-up counter artificial lighting-try it on then go outside in the natural light to make sure you don't emit an "orangey glow."

SK-II AirTouch Foundation, 4 shades, $150, at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores. A battery-powered atomizer that sprays tiny particles of pigment onto the skin.

CLINIQUE Perfectly Real Makeup, 28 shades, $22.50, A medium-coverage liquid foundation with eight new shades for deeper skin tones.

IMAN COSMETICS Second to None Stick Foundation, 14 shades, $13.99, Walgreens. A high-coverage stick foundation to even out skin tone and cover blemishes.

YVES SAINT LAURENT Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation, 14 shades, $50, Saks Fifth Avenue. A light-to-medium-coverage liquid foundation in a tube attached to an applicator brush.

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