Ready for Your Close Up?
Let’s face it. Not all of us were blessed with easy, breezy Cover Girl worthy complexions ready to be photographed in HD with minimal Photoshop. Then again, most of our dating resumes don’t include Jonas Brothers and Kennedys! For us mere skin mortals who sometimes wake up feeling like the “before” photos of Proactiv ads, good foundation is a girl’s best friend. We chat with Hollywood makeup artist Kimberley Bosso on fab foundations for every skin type and budget!
Oily skin For those with oily skin, Kimberley suggests finding a “foundation that is oil-free and goes well with the chemistry for your particular skin type. Some people have more oil than others so experiment and see what sits well with you.” She likes Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra and Laura Mercier’s Supreme.
Dry skin: Mac’s Face and Body foundation produces a dewy finish so it makes your skin look hydrated.
The Pressed Pick: For the gal on the go the ease and convenience of pressed powder in Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation cannot be beat! This mineral rich foundation is especially great for sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Photo-worthy skin: Make Up For Ever HD foundation is fab for your Kodak moments. It allows your skin to breathe, while giving you that extra coverage you may need for photographs.
The mineral pick: Mineral makeup? More like Miracle makeup! Advanced Mineral Makeup is a fave of celebrity makeup artists for its lightweight yet buildable coverage, liquid minerals make for barely there makeup.
Budget friendly: For those of us watching our wallets, Kimberley recommends L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation, which has light reflecting particles that give your skin a bit of red carpet glam.
Splurge worthy: Looking to treat yourself for the holidays? Try Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation. Kimberley loves how this foundation is “outrageously silky smooth and provides gorgeous natural coverage with a healthy glow.”
Pore minimizer: There’s nothing better than a foundation that minimizes pores and fine lines while still looking natural! Nuance Salma Hayek Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation — aka a miracle in a bottle — uses lentil and apple extracts which provide long-lasting hydration while pearl extract adds that radiant, smooth finish we all crave!
xx, The FabFitFun Team