Editor’s note: Last week, I had staff. Well, I had one work experience student. An extremely capable and gorgeous young woman who didn’t flinch when I showed her the filing folder that hadn’t been touched since the last work experience student … 12 months ago. She also started a blog during her time at Styling You. She got to sit at our dining room table … and on a good day I’d cleaned it down before she arrived. This is Sammy’s first post for Styling You.
From a 14-year-old girl’s perspective I always thought that liquid foundation was too heavy for such a young face. Currently, I use Nude by Nature Mineral Cover, but now my mind has changed after trying:
Rimmel Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation $17.95
Clarins Skin Illusion SPF 10 Foundation $60
Napoleon Perdis Mattifying Mineral Primer $39 and Advanced Mineral Makeup $69
You may ask … what has made me change my mind?
With Rimmel London’s Match Perfection Cream Gel Foundation my skin has found a new best friend. The colour adapted straight to my fair skin, giving it a radiant, healthy glow. The best thing about this foundation is that it is lightweight. There will be no questions such as to “where did you get your foundation?” because you won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing any. It blends beautifully and presents a fresher, flawless and longer-lasting colour. Available from July at David Jones, Kmart, Big W, Target, Priceline and selected pharmacies.
Clarins‘ new Skin Illusion Foundation is a new formula packed with mineral and plant extracts, giving you energised and hydrated skin. But that’s not all. This foundation has a creamy texture that is light and dewy, presenting a natural look. Included is a SPF 10 that will offer some protection from the sun, while giving your face a non-greasy look. It diffuses and magnifies the light with a guaranteed translucent finish. Available at department stores, Clarins Gold salons, select pharmacies, retail specialists and online at www.adorebeauty.com.au
Napoleon Perdis has moved into the mineral makeup market with these two products – Mattifying Mineral Primer and Advanced Mineral Foundation. “The primer sets the skin up for a perfectly even, shine-free canvas while the liquid foundation creates a truly flawless finish that even stands up to the demands of high definition film,” says Napoleon. It gives my skin a super-smooth feel when using these products. While appyling the non-chalky, weightless primer (it’s free of parabens, oil and talc), it sets the skin up with a matte, even and flawless look. The Advanced Mineral Foundation is a light-weight, oil-free product that creates a natural-looking finish and has an SPF of 15. I was surprised that the powder primer is applied before the foundation but it did create an amazing result. You can also put the primer over the top after the foundation. Available from June 6 at Napoleon Perdis Concept Stores, David Jones and more than 875 pharmacies and salons. www.napoleonperdis.com
About the featured Innoxa lipsticks
For each foundation tested, I also trialled three Innoxa lipsticks: Apricot Tulip, English Rose and Peach Blossom. Innoxa’s new Classic Colour and Lovely Lips Lipstick ranges are each available in 12 different shades. They contain SPF and natural ingredients that apply smoothly on to the lips. At $14.95 each you can afford to stock up. My favourite was Apricot Tulip. The underlying tones of this lipstick are complementary to my fair skin. www.innoxa.com.au
Editor’s note: Have you tried a new foundation lately? As we head into winter, it’s a great idea to not only try something new but also to get a new colour match as your skin is generally a shade (or two) lighter compared with over summer.