Toss aside that glossy magazine you're fawning over — that flawless skin that seems so far out of reach has been bottled up and made available to the masses. CK One Color's 3-in-1 Face Makeup ($30) has all four of the components you need for awe-inducing skin rolled into one: a serum, a primer, face makeup, and SPF. No first step needed. The lightweight, oil-free makeup smooths onto your skin in a thin layer and can be spread about like a moisturizer. But instead of the barely there coverage you get with a tinted moisturizer, CK One's makeup gets into the nooks and crannies, covering everything from blemishes to dark spots. It's like giving yourself a mini facial every morning. And with eight different shades that you can be blend to match your skin tone, you'll be ready for your close-up in no time.
Foundation naysayers, prepare to meet your match. Revlon has created a product that truly makes you feel like you're wearing nothing at all. The brand's ColorStay Whipped Crème Foundation ($12) is the perfect companion piece to anyone's makeup kit — especially those who have sworn off the stuff. Light as air yet heavy on coverage, Revlon's foundation smooths skin's surface to create the perfect base to any makeup look. And the best part about it? No cakey residue. Pick yourself up a jar and consider yourself converted.
Shopping at a drugstore for foundation can be a frustrating experience. There are so many brands to choose from and very little ways to make sure you have the perfect shade for you. Sure you may be able to return those dud purchases, but who has the time? Get expert tips on getting the right shade up front when you keep reading.
In the market for foundation? There's no single best foundation for everyone. Instead, look for one that's tailored to your needs and skin type. Watch this video to see the pros and cons of three kinds of foundation — liquid, powder, and tinted moisturizers. On Kirbie: dress by Modcloth, earrings by Kendra Scott.
Have you ever taken a makeup quiz and fit neither on the warm nor the cool side of the spectrum? Well, you might be dealing with a third, less-common undertone. "Women of color and olive skin tones tend to have a lot of gray, so look for a foundation with orange in it to warm up the complexion," explains makeup artist Trish McEvoy, who is set to make her debut on HSN this Saturday.
In addition, women of color tend to have many different undertones around the face. Some areas may have a sallow tinge, while others have more of a golden tone. In these cases, it's often best to use two to three foundations to achieve the perfect match. But if it's an all-in-one fix that's desired, skip red- and yellow-hued foundations and go with orange. Not only can orange pick up a dull complexion, but this tint will also work to erase redness and disguise under-eye circles.
Tips: Blend foundation downward on the neck and décolletage for a cohesive look. You can even press the foundation into the skin with fingers to get more coverage. Or use a powder puff to lightly blend for a soft-touch effect. As a bonus, the puff will help remove excess moisture and oil from the face.
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Our BellaSugar team loves this pressed mineral foundation from Colorescience because it provides great coverage without being too heavy, stays on with minimal touch-ups, and doesn't cause breakouts. And when you purchase this pressed powder you get a free gift with purchase: Avene Antirougeurs Redness Relief Kit.
Foundations usually fall into one of two categories: those that are lightweight and those that offer good coverage. L'Oréal's Visible Lift Makeup ($15) provides both, along with a handful of other benefits. Its application is silky smooth: it easily blends into the skin while effectively masking pesky blemishes and lines. The foundation comes with its own sponge for quick touch-ups, but you can also use your fingers or a brush to apply it. You'll love the ingredients, too. Hyaluronic acid plumps up the complexion, and vitamin C keeps your face looking bright all day. And with SPF 16 built in, this foundation can easily work its way into your daily beauty routine.