MAC: Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation

MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation Makeup

MAC’s new Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation (Click photo to enlarge).

I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of MAC. I’m sorry! They have amazing lipsticks and eye shadows! They have a great range of products and real beautiful colors. But somehow, I don’t like their primers and their foundation textures. I worked with them a couple of times, but it’s not my ‘thing’.

But….! Last month, M∙A∙C introduced Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation, an innovative foundation that delivers colour in an ultra-fluid, elegantly thin, elastic gel serum formula. With stay-true colour and sheer medium buildable coverage, it softly blurs imperfections such as pores and fine lines.

Are you looking for a foundation that’s feather light? Then give MAC’s new Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation a try. The comfortable, and easy to apply gel-serum formula is hydrating and provides lasting coverage without feeling heavy on skin.

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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation N12 (Click photo to enlarge).

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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation NW35 (Click photo to enlarge).

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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation NW50 (Click photo to enlarge).

MAC 196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation Brush

MAC 196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation Brush (Click photo to enlarge).

It blurs pores and fine lines while giving sheer medium coverage that you can build. The dropper bottle allows you to use just the amount that you need. Pair it with the 196 Slanted Flat Top Foundation Brush for perfect application. Another positive thing is: it has an SPF 30! For some people that’s great news, such a ‘high’ SPF you don’t see that often in a makeup product. The new Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation is availble in 25 shades! I have to admit: I have a MAC favorite!

by Jean Amr

Guerlain Parure Gold Foundations for Fall 2015

GuerlainParureGoldCollection September sees the launch of Guerlain’s Parure Gold rejuvenating effect foundations. If you’re familiar with the brand, you might know that Parure Gold isn’t a new product. The Parure Gold foundation was first introduced back in 2009, and that it was discontinued about two years ago. Why? I don’t know, because it was great, but on the other hand this shouldn’t come as a surprise, if we know that Guerlain typically keeps only a small number of foundations in a rotation at a time… Finally, the time has come for Parure Gold foundation to return! The rejuvenating gold radiance foundation is getting back this fall, to complement the seasonal beauty trends and give you an appearance of beautifully lit, luminous complexion. GuerlainParureGoldRejuvenatingGoldRadianceFoundation Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation is infused with the new double-sided Eclat d’Or Pigments (pure gold particles!) that refract light in numerous directions to instantly light up the face and reduce the appearance of blemishes and discolorations. The foundation delivers a burst of radiance, smooths and corrects the complexion, while its nourishing ingredients restore the vitality of the skin. Thanks to a special blend of six peptides, the foundation promotes collagen and elastin production, while myrrh oil restores inner radiance and rejuvenates the skin. The formula also protects against harmful sun radiation with SPF 15 – PA++ sun filters. Thanks to its light-promoting benefits, the Parure Gold foundation is extremely effective against dark circles, discolorations, and all kinds of skin imperfections. It instantly creates the appearance of rested, fresh complexion, while its nourishing ingredients work over time to restore youthfulness way beyond the superficial layer of the skin. Parure Gold has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. Parure Gold comes in a subtly redesigned 30ml pump bottle. GuerlainParureGoldRejuvenatingGoldRadianceFoundation ‘Guerlain Parure Gold Rejuvenating Gold Radiance Foundation’ would be available in eigh shades, each warmed with yellow gold and pink gold pigments that diminish the signs of aging and fatigue:

  • 00 Beige
  • 01 Beige Pâle
  • 02 Beige Clair
  • 03 Beige Naturel
  • 04 Beige Moyen
  • 05 Beige Intense
  • 13 Rose Naturel
  • 42 Ocre Clair

For me Guerlain is one of brands with the most beautiful (makeup) products. Colors is always a personal taste. But when we look at textures, structures etc… they are amazing. They are always there time far ahead! by Jean Amr

How To Apply Foundation: From Picking The Right Product To Setting Your Look

You’ve heard it time and time again: Everything will fail unless you have the proper foundation.The same goes for your makeup. Your foundation is the base for everything else, and if you screw that up, your entire face is doomed. ¨How to apply your foundation¨ was another one of Google’s top-searched beauty questions of 2014. But in case you are lost, here are a few tips to improve your foundation application:

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Prep your face. Clean your face first to get fresh skin, remove bacteria and dirt from the air, and keep your tools clean. Moisturize with your favorite moisturizer. Wait about five minutes to let that set, then prime your skin to smooth any bumps or ridges and get a barrier between your skin and makeup. Primers also help hold your foundation in place, make it last longer and keep it from settling into your pores and wrinkles.

Pick a formula. It’s all up to your personal preference whether you want a compact cream or liquid foundation, spray or loose powder. Powders and sprays may provide lighter coverage while cream and liquids may give you more full coverage. Choose one based on the look you’re going for.

 

Choose the right color. Too light, and it can wash you out. Too dark, and you’ll have one heck of a tan on your face. The trick is to actually try the colors on your face and not your neck or hand. If possible, it’s best to test them out on your jawline and check it in the daylight. The best shade is the one that suits your color without blending.

Find the right brush. There are foundation brushes, powder brushes, blending brushes, contour brushes and about a thousand other ones to choose from (and let’s not forget about the sponges). Grab a kit, experiment with them and figure out which ones you can work with to get the most out of your makeup.

Follow an order. Dab your foundation to the center of your face first, then place a dab on your cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. Next, fill in the spaces by blending and spreading in between.

Fill in those other gaps. You don’t want to see where your foundation begins and ends, and neither does anyone else. Make sure application is smooth and even, and you may even want to run the brush around your ears and your neck, so there are no sudden changes in your complexion.

Cover your dark spots. Did you think we forgot about concealer? Nope, it’s best to apply after your foundation. Not only do you use less concealer this way, but your troubled areas may have already been covered when the foundation was applied. If not, take a brush to dab on some concealer then take your foundation applicator to blend that area and get an airbrushed look.

Set it off. Finish off your hard work with a translucent, matte setting powder. It may look white and strange in the container, but these powders won’t wash you out. They will make your new face stay in place, last longer and stay oil-free. The best way to apply them is with a large brush. Start at one temple, swipe down the cheekbone, up the bridge of your nose, down the opposite cheek and up the other temple, making the letter ‘W.’

Now you’re all set, literally! If you have any other foundation tips, feel free to share them in the comments.

by Jean Amr