I prefer makeup that looks natural. I’ve recently found four products that I love, and since FOFs love to share, here goes:
Built On A Solid Foundation: I used to slather foundation on my face when I was in my 20 and 30s, but stopped using it entirely after that because it felt so greasy, even when I used a small amount. I could never find a shade that seemed entirely right, either.
When makeup guru, Jennifer Snowdon, recently used Paula Dorf’s oil-free foundation on my skin, I loved the way it looked and felt. It’s light and greaseless and it evens out my complexion. I put a drop or two on my hand and then use a brush to apply it. The color I’m using is ivory.
It Makes Me Blush: If you’re like me, you’ve bought hundreds of blushes over the years. Creams, liquids, powders, gels. One salesperson recommends orangey blush, another pink. You love it for a week and then decide you don’t.
Paula Dorf’s Perfect Color cream blush, in a lipstick-style case, glides onto the cheeks and can easily be blended with the fingertips for a natural-looking glow. The color I’m using is Ecstasy.
Glossing Over It: I’ve never been a gloss fan because those I’ve tried feel sticky on my lips. Jane Iredale’s Lip Fixation has a stain on one side and a gloss on the other. It doesn’t feel the least bit gummy. The stain also stays on my lips. The color I’m using is Devotion.
Keep Your Eye On The Line: Nouba’s Rainbow Eyeliner comes in delicious colors and lets me create a thin line because the brush has just the right amount of firmness. The consistency is perfect; it’s not too thick or too watery. The colors I’m using are #17, which is in the medium blue family, and #12, which is coppery.