Our first makeup category is up! Tell us which one of these new primers you think deserves to win: Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer, not a newbie but the cult classic did update its packaging this year, Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer, this recent release adds an instant radiance to the skin, Chantecaille Anti-Glycation Primer, which primes, protects against collagen damage and offers SPF 15 protection, Revlon PhotoReady Color Correcting Primer, which helps to treat the red undertones and any sallowness in the skin, L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Light Concentrated Primer, this hydrating formula offers a lit-from-within glow or Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer — uses plant-derived hydraplex to lock in moisture.
Sharon Martin, head makeup artist for Snow White and the Huntsman, had little time to do touch-ups on set. And even though cheek stains are known for being long-lasting to begin with, Martin knew she had to make actress Kristen Stewart's flushed-from-within glow last and last. To do this, she applied Benefit's The POREfessional ($53) as a base. Not only did this simple step make Kristen's stain virtually budge-proof, but it also helped her makeup withstand some of the more action-intensive scenes.
As it's secured the top spot of number one skincare brand in Australian pharmacies, Dr. LeWinn's is turning its attentions to cosmetics, unveiling its first makeup line tomorrow. Skin Perfect still focuses on Dr. LeWinn's number one objective (anti-ageing) but it's looking at mixing instant gratification with long-lasting effects thanks to ingredients such as rose stem cells, hyaluronic acid and radiance-boosting tourmaline, all of which are in the Skin Perfect Anti-ageing Foundation alongside a clinically-tested peptide, Matrixyl Synthe 6, which is proven to enhance collagen production. Read on to find out how the products measure up.
Take a good look at the skin around your nose and cheeks. If you see any bumps, uneven areas or even tiny holes, then you have enlarged pores. Not so thrilled? We feel your pain, so we've tracked down three pore-minimizing primers. Each one also stops shine in seconds by smoothing your skin and keeping your makeup intact for hours. Look for added benefits that will keep your skin and makeup looking good long after you applied them, too. Watch now.
Shop the products in the video now:
- Benefit POREfessional ($53)
- Murad Perfecting Primer - Blemish Control & Shine Control ($49.30)
- Proactiv Smoothing Primer ($29.99)
When it comes to makeup shades, pink is one of the most flattering hues on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. But when it's a pink concealer or corrector palette, however, just how does it fit into the mix exactly? Get the scoop when you read more.
You've already heard what the first round of the Sugar Spotlight trial team thought of L’Oréal Paris' Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer ($29.95) and now we're checking out what the rest of the team had to say. They've put the primer through its paces, focusing on how it felt to wear, the difference it made to the texture of the skin and of course, the big one: whether it made their makeup last longer. In the spotlight first is Tina with her video review. For more written reviews on the primer from readers, just keep reading.
We asked members of our review panel, the Sugar Spotlight, to share their thoughts on L’Oréal Paris' Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer ($29.95). They've put the primer through its paces, focusing on how it felt to wear, the difference it made to the texture of the skin and of course, the big one: whether it made their makeup last longer. In the spotlight first is Yolanda with her video review. For more written reviews on the primer from readers, just keep reading.
We've seen some amazing skin strutting down the catwalk at the international shows in New York and London so we asked Rae Morris, L'Oréal Paris' makeup director, to share her secrets for model skin. She's broken it down into five, easy-to-follow steps that include an affordable weekly skin treat, shade selection and application tips. You'll be acing your base in no time.
When a primer promises to transform your skin's texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and has the word Magique in its name, I expect big things. Did it live up to the hype?
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First impressions: I immediately liked this primer on sight. The glass jar is both big enough to make you feel as though you're getting a lot for your money, but small enough to be able to take away for a weekend. In other words, my kind of product. Its whipped-like texture almost makes your finger bounce back, meaning it's hard to load up on product. But that's not a bad thing. With this primer you don't need much; use too much and it can become a little cluggy and look unnatural under your foundation. Another plus? It's pink. Read the full review.
In the Summer months, we all want to nail the fresh-faced, dewy look. What we don't want: people to ask us if it's really hot outside. Think radiant, not shiny. But how do you walk the fine line between the two? With the help of d's Global Creative Colour Director, Jillian Dempsey, that's how . . .
How can we look dewy, but not shiny, this Summer? First of all, make sure that the face, neck, and chest are all even so that they match tonally. Don't just do your face and forget about your neck and your chest, you have to find the one in-between shade. There are products that are made specifically for your T-zone that are mattifiers, and Avon has MagiX Face Perfector ($39.99), which is a great primer for a base. If you're not going to be out in the sun, skip the SPF and use a primer in the areas around the nose, in between your eyebrows, and right above your eyebrows. Prime those areas out first before applying anything else.
So should it be an oil-free or matte foundation? I don’t think it really matters. What matters is getting those areas primed. Also, I would suggest a powder (only in those areas).
Pictured: Abbey Lee Kershaw looking fresh-faced and beautiful at Versace Spring '11.