With Nicky out on maternity leave, Sherrell, our fave beauty freelancer will give you the best in all things beauty! She is working on her license as a skin therapist while balancing an unhealthy obsession with makeup, hair and skin care products. A Seattle native currently surviving the stiletto clamored streets of NYC, Sherrell enjoys quenching her thirst of finding the latest and greatest in beauty. You can find out more about Sherrell by visiting her blog at www.OrganicBeautyVixen.com
With the myriad product lines on the market it can get a little overwhelming as you begin to navigate makeup counters looking for the right foundation to match your skin tone. You can simply head to your favorite cosmetics counter and ask for a makeup application. Sephora, MAC and Aveda are great places that have well-trained staff and make-up artists that can help you. Simple applications are usually complimentary but some lines do charge a small fee for a sitting so be sure to ask prior to booking.
You can also take the horse by the reigns and search on your own. Choosing the right foundation is all about the type of coverage you want. To help ease the pain here’s our guide to incredibly designed and sweetly-priced foundations:
If you’re looking for light/sheer coverage and have normal to oily skin…
We suggest you stick to: Loose powders that won’t dry your skin or clog your pores
Our fave pick: M.A.C Mineralize SPF 15 Loose Foundation
Get Yours: www.MacCosmetics.com
If you are looking for medium coverage and have combination skin…
We suggest you stick to: Oil-free pressed powders that offer radiant coverage without leaving your skin looking greasy
Our fave pick: Interface Blot Out Translucent Pressed Powder
Get Yours: www.InterfaceBeauty.com
If you are looking for a moisturizing foundation that leaves your skin luminous and you have normal to dry skin…
We suggest you stick to: Liquid and Tinted Moisturizers that give skin a healthy glow , conditions and leaves a natural matte finish
Our fave pick: Cover Girl Queen Collection lightweight oil-free liquid formula
Get yours: www.CoverGirl.com
Don’t forget that cosmetics do have a short shelf life so be sure to replenish your make-up every 6 months! And always remember to disinfect your makeup and never share to prevent bacterial growth!
Get makeup sanitizer wipes from Beauty So Clean (www.BeautySoClean.com) to keep your cosmetics clean and safe.