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Why I Have a Love Affair With Perricone MD's New Natural Makeup

Jun 27 2014 - 4:30am

This Fall, I became single for the first time in three years. Getting back into the dating game meant I needed a flattering wardrobe (signal the fitted peplum tops, skinny jeans, and leg-elongating boots), and it also meant I needed to rethink my beauty look. I put aside my man-repelling vampy lipsticks for girl's nights out [1] and searched for an ultraflattering cocktail of natural face paint. Then, I was invited to an editor's preview of Perricone MD's brand-new makeup range, which just launched. I've been using it for months and am so excited to finally share my obsession with you!

The lineup fuses the skin care benefits Perricone MD is known for — and the products are meant to be layered to complement your skin tone and texture. In fact, the colors are so subtle that it's dubbed the No Makeup line. So I know you're wondering: Yes, I rocked the makeup on many dates, and now I have a new man. I'm no Bachelorette contestant, but I do credit this makeup for partly helping me feel confident when meeting new guys, and now I just love to wear it to accentuate my Summer glow. Read on to learn more about the goods and discover my application tips.

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation

This is your base. Start with the SPF 30 product to smooth out your skin and give it that dewy, plump look. It doesn't look caky at all and sinks into skin to give it subtle color. Want more coverage? Just add an extra layer.

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation [2] ($55)

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum

There was a long time in my 20s when I feared the word "foundation." It just seemed heavy and like it would hide my fresh skin. Those who feel similarly will flip for this foundation serum. The velvety texture melts into skin to give you an even glow. It's the perfect product to take you from the beach to cocktails without looking like you got "done" up.

Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Serum [3] ($55)

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer

If you haven't tried liquid bronzer, you need to — stat! This is a standout of the collection to give you a sun-kissed flush. Apply the serum by adding a dollop to your palms and rubbing them together. Then press your hands into your cheeks, and blend it up toward you temples. Expect to have a gorgeous bronze stain that doesn't look powdery, so people will actually think you got tan!

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer [4] ($35)

Perricone MD No Blush Blush

Once your bronzer is set, dab three to four dots of the liquid blush along your cheekbones to contour them. Then blend it with your fingers. Your face structure will pop! Or mix the blush and the bronzer for a more pink glow, and apply it with your palms.

Perricone MD No Blush Blush [5] ($35)

Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer

I always keep this concealer in my bag — it has the brightening effects of cult products like YSL Touche Eclat [6]. SPF 35 offers sun protection, vitamin C boosts collagen, hyaluronic acid moisturizes, and phospholipids protect your skin from environmental stressors. Basically, it's awesome. Dot it all around your under-eye area and blend, blend, blend!

Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer [7] ($35)

Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara

Somehow, this glossy black-brown hue coats my lashes without clumping them, making them look like I used a curler (when I didn't!). Just wiggle the wangle between your lash roots, sweeping it up and out. Then, flutter your fringe at someone special.

Perricone MD No Mascara Mascara [8] ($30)

Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick

The vanilla-scented, antiaging lipstick is creamy and adds a hint of rouge and shine to your pout. I love it for nights when I play up my eyes and want to keep my lips plain or just when I want to accentuate my pucker without going full-on pink. Plus, it feels really smooth and sleek.

Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick [9] ($30)


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