MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

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 It is always glaringly obvious when a woman chooses the wrong foundation to match her skin tone. When a woman’s face is a completely different color than that of her neck, it defeats the purpose of applying makeup in the first place.

The purpose of applying makeup is to cover blemishes, even out skin tone, give your skin a healthy, natural glow and draw out natural beauty.

When a woman wears the wrong foundation, it draws attention to her for completely the wrong reasons. With the following beauty tips, you will not only be able to select the right foundation for your skin tone but for your skin type as well.

First Beauty Tip: Determine Your Skin Tone

Before you even step up to the make-up counter, you need to determine your skin tone.Knowing your skin tone will help you find the right shade of foundation to match your skin, which is very important for your overall look.

There are four different groups of skin tones and every woman falls into one of these groups. You will have a pink skin tone, yellow skin tone, olive skin tone, or brown skin tone.

Individuals with pink skin tones have a tendency to burn easily. Women with yellow skin tones tend to be Caucasian, Asian, or a light mixed race. Mediterranean, Latino, and fair-skinned African American women typically have an olive skin tone. This leaves the brown skin tone, which is typically seen with darker-skinned African American women and Indian women with darker complexions. Once you have figured out your skin tone, finding the right foundation will be a lot easier.

 Second Beauty Tip: Knowing What Foundation Will Work with Your Skin Type

With so many different kinds of foundations on the market, another important aspect of getting the right foundation for you is determining your skin type. Each make-up company offers a variety of foundations with different formulas to work with different skin types rather than against them. Here are the different skin types and the foundations will work best for each.

  •   Normal Skin – If you have normal skin you are
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I am sure that you already know that lip balm and lipstick hybrid  is huge for SS 2011. I’ve written a lot of posts about it and also had an article about it in the latest edition of the magazine.

But do you know what else is popular right now? Tinted Moisturizers!And I am actually really happy about both products as I am a fan.

Now you can get one from pretty much  every brand. Dior released  several (they are kind of TM) with their summer collection. Bobbi Brown brought one recently as well. And that is just to name a few!

And the latest editions to the world of Tinted Moisturizers are  Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 and Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer SPF 6.

I haven’t tried any so here is just what is promised by the brands.

Here is what is written about Clinique (£21):

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Spring/Summer is a great time for tinted moisturizers so Bobbi Brown released two brand new products just in time. By the way, if you don’t know the brand also has a relatively new concealer.

There is also a new collection called Almost Bare for summer 2011.

So here is the promo information so far and the prices for the US as I don’t know UK or EU prices just yet.

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss, $22

  • Bellini
  • Citrus
  • Pink Tulle

Creamy Lip Color, $22

  • Tiger Lily, shimmering medium tone coral.
  • Burnt Sugar, a bronze nude.
  • Pale Petal, a medium tone blue pink
  • Hibiscus, a bright candy pink.
  • Washed Seashell, a shimmering, medium tone nude pink.

Almost Bare Fragrance, $60 for 45 ml

This fresh floral eau de parfum features a delicate balance of inspiring Italian Bergamot blended with Violet Leaves to relax and soothe the senses. The scent is enhanced by a note of Soft Muguet and gentle Jasmine Petals, with a Soft Cedar and Warm Amber background.

Bronzing Powder, $33

  • Deep Chocolate,a deep
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I am on the hunt for a perfect Tinted Moisturizer for Spring and though I’d share what options I am considering. I’ve narrowed the list to 3 brands: Dior, BECCA and Hourglass. Now my only problem is that I can’t check out BECCA or Hourglass myself but since I love everything  from the brands that I already have I am ready to risk.

So here are the options I am considering with the official information.

Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint SPF 20 Tube 50ml, £28.50

“A lightweight, tinted moisturizer containing SPF 20 to help prevent sun damage. At the heart of the Dior Gardens blossoms the secret of new, intense hydration that helps to actively preserve youthfulness by diffusing moisture. Hydra Life combines three pure plant extracts derived from these gardens—Jisten, Centella, and Black Rose—to offer the skin all the benefits of the Cellular Bio-Exaltation. The tinted coverage offers light-diffusing pigments that create a natural and visibly enhanced complexion while the formula acts like a true defense barrier against environmental stress thanks to SPF UVA and UVB filters.”

BECCA Luminous Skin Colour, 50ml, £35

“A combination tinted moisturiser and sheer foundation, Luminous Skin Colour visibly improves the complexion, yet looks incredibly natural on the skin while

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I am sure that a lot of you tried or at least heard about the  amazing tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. And I have to say that it’s a great product but today I would like to tell you about the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 20. And it is a moisturizer with subtle shimmering colour.

This is what it written about it:

“Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating is a lightweight, buildable sheer foundation formula that delivers a youthful, radiant finish.The skin-friendly formula contains a unique Dewy Complex that is proven to keep the skin moisturized and better equipped to combat external aggressors and irritants. Layer with other foundations for a custom blend and radiant finish”

Here are just some of my thoughts about this product and you can decide for yourself if you need this or not:

  • As all TM this product gives a pretty sheer coverage so be sure that you use a concealer if you have any problems.
  • This product is perfect for hot summer weather because it’s not to heavy.
  • If you have  quite a few imperfections on your skin I would not recommend you using it because
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