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Foundation Coverage October 17, 2007

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Perhaps you have tried several different kinds of drugstore liquid foundations but are repeatedly disappointed with the level of coverage you get from them. Before you go all in and splurge on a high-end foundation, take a moment to examine the method you apply your foundation. Do you use your fingers or a sponge? These provide a more sheer coverage, which sometimes is fine, but other times you will want/need more than that. They key to getting really full coverage is to use a brush. A brush with synthetic bristles will not absorb or “rub away” any of your foundation and will give you beautiful coverage.

A foundation brush doesn’t have to be expensive, either:

ELF offers a foundation brush for $1.

AVON has one for $5.99.

You can even use paint brushes from the craft store, which is actually what I do. I get great coverage from a 3/4″ wash brush that came in a set my mom bought for $5. JoAnn has wash brushes on their site in a variety of sizes for $2.49 each. You can also use small shader brushes for your concealer.

 

Autumn Color Palette September 26, 2007

Autumn is here! Time to put away those bright summer colors and bring out the rich, deeper tones for fall. Some color ideas:

Cheeks

Deep, burnt peach shades and more neutral, sandy colors.

Highlight

Try a gold shade. I LOVE shimmer powders from Bon Bons. They have a bronzy gold color that is perfect for fall. They’re only about a buck at Wal-Mart. Apply lightly with a fluffy or fan brush for a subtle glow or gradually build for a little more color. You can also add shimmer into your moisturizer or foundation for all over glow. Just be sure that the powder is very, very fine so that you don’t look like you have glitter all over your face.

Nails

All shades of brown (try Shimmering Bark by Petites), burnt peachy colors (Iced Spice by Revlon), orangy retro reds, deep ruby reds, jewel blues, purples, and greens (HOT colors for fall).

Eyes

Jewel purples, blues and greens, deep peachy/apricot colors, buttery yellows, and classic brown or black smokey eyes.

Lips

Put away the light pinks and play with some deeper pink shades, reds, and sandy colors. But of course, always do a neutral lip if you’re doing a dramatic eyes.