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So, since Fall is upon us I was wondering if you would be open to talking/discussing/showing how to transition from Summer-Fall foundationally speaking. 

More specifically, I am tossing my bronzer (it's almost gone-no big).  I tried my liquid foundation (Smashbox HD-good stuff) but it's not matching anymore.  What little summer 'color' I had has now faded and the makeup is sliding all over my face even with primer underneath!! The JoeFresh blush I got from my tutorial is wonderful and I have been using that but I am wondering if there is a darker colour that I should try?

Do I need to switch my foundation for the season?  Should I go 'lighter'?  What type of foundation should I use-is it just based on skin type or does the weather have an impact?

Also, when shopping for foundation, where do I match it....on my jawline? back of hand? neck? What ingredients should I avoid? 

Ack!  I think a q&a;/tutorial is in order!!!
Sep 07, 2010 @ 06:21 pm

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Change it up!

I prefer to keep my face makeup to a minimum, so I just started using Clinique Almost Makeup again (i looove it, it just evens out a bit without totally masking my skin). I went to Sephora and they helped me pick the shade and also tried out similar shades from different brands to get the right one, and they had alot of great tips (I definitely suggest anyone going there or even Shoppers Drug Mart to talk with the beauty consultants, they always have good advice!). They tested the products on my jawline as well, I think because the skin is lighter there?
I've heard/read many times that you should adjust the shade of your makeup between summer/winter. Also, if you're in doubt about the picking right shade always go for one that is slightly darker than your skin tone (rather than going for one that is lighter than your skin tone).
Hope this helps and good luck!!

Sep 09, 2010 @ 02:40 pm

Keeping it Minimal

I don't usually wear foundation myself, but I think a great way to survive the transition and save on the money is to conceal any areas you need to (undereye, around the nose, corners of your mouth, blemishes) and finish off with a light dusting of finishing powder. Or you could try purchasing a bit of bronzing liquid that you can mix with your winter foundation for that small pop of color.

Your skin changes as the weather changes as well. Make sure you tone and moisturize daily before bed and in the morning. Your skin may be more dry during the winter from the cold.

Also, make sure your foundation matches not only your face, but your neck. During application, make sure you cover your jaw line.

In terms of blush, a nice coral color like NARS Orgasm matches any skin tone. A darker rouge may be nice for the winter, but brighter colors are more refreshing and youthful.

I hope some of this helps!
Sep 09, 2010 @ 03:13 pm


Many thanks for the suggestions/tips! I will be cruising some counters next week and asking the various consultants for help!!

I wish I could just get away with concealer but I have a lot of sun damage that I like to cover!
Sep 09, 2010 @ 04:30 pm

Bare Minerals

Try using Bare Minerals Foundation :)

I've been using it for a few months, and found that it has amazing lasting power.

My friend, who has a lot of acne and blemishes, started using it after I suggested it to her and absolutely fell in love with it! She used to use liquid foundation, but found that Bare Minerals stays on all day without needing to reapply. With the right amount of application, the powder covers all her blemishes without needing to use any other products on her face.

Check out YouTube for some great vids on how it works. I'm sure it'll cover your sun damage as well!
Sep 09, 2010 @ 05:16 pm

stay tuned!

We are currently working on some Fall beauty articles that you will see posted next week! I don't want to give anything away, but you just may see some tips on dealing with sun damage *wink wink*!!

I do have a few personal tips I can offer:

-Always test foundation on your jawline! You're hands or arms may be a different shade than your face and will not give you a perfect match!
-Your skin colour can vary from day to day even when you are not spending time in the summer sun, so it's ideal that you do keep a few colour variations in your makeup kit. Obviously this is the IDEAL and I doubt most people keep multiple foundation options in their daily makeup bag! If you have spend time in the summer sun and have a tan, you will definitely need to go for a lighter shade than what you used in the winter!
-I say, you may be able to get away with a shade that a bit too light for your skin tone if you blend, but if you wear a shade too dark, it's obvious!!
-For blush/bronzer, go with whatever feels right for you! - whether it's a warmer bronze or a rosy cheek or whatever!
Sep 10, 2010 @ 01:53 pm

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