06 February 2007

Cream-based is the key

Assuming you've already used and let dry your winter moisturizer, the next step in your daily routine is makeup application.

The point of this post isn't to usher you in one direction or the other when it comes to what eye shadow or bronzer or lip stain to pair with your fresh-off-the-catwalk Tracey Reese bow-accented overcoat and black polka-dotted tights, but rather to inform you of the cosmetic brands that are dermatologically-tested to offer you the most protection from the winter elements.

1. Illuminating foundation by Stila ($35 at sephora.com)
2. Even Skin foundation by Trish McEvoy ($55 at saks.com)
3. Long-wear Detox foundation by Biotherm ($24 at nordstrom.com)
4. Moisturizing foundation by Laura Mercier ($40 at lauramercier.com)*
5. Moisture foundation by Paula Dorf ($40 at pauladorf.com)

1. Perfecting concealer by Stila ($20 at sephora.com)*
2. All about eyes concealer by Clinique ($15.50 at clinique.com)
3. Effacernes protective eye concealer by LancĂ´me ($25.50 at lancome.com)
4. Invention stretch concealer by Awake ($24 at neimanmarcus.com)
5. Camouflage cream concealer by Prescriptives ($17.50 at prescriptives.com)

Cheek enhancers:
1. Convertible Color by Stila ($20 at sephora.com)*
2. Cheekstain by Tarte ($28 at tartecosmetics.com)
3. Cream blush by NARS ($23 at narscosmetics.com)
4. Creamy moist glow by Kevyn Aucoin ($24 at kevynaucoin.com)
5. Amber bronze liquid bronzer by Estee Lauder ($28.50 at bergdorfgoodman.com)

Eye enhancers:
1. Cream eye shadow by NARS ($21 at narscosmetics.com)
2. Touch tint for eyes by Clinique ($14.50 at clinique.com)*
3. Fluid iridescent shadow by Chanel ($30 at saks.com)
4. Liquid eye shading by Kevyn Aucoin ($22 at kevynaucoin.com)
5. Cream eyeshadow stain by Tarte ($12 at tartecosmetics.com)

Lip enhancers:
1. Tinted lip balm by Kiehl's ($8.50 at kiehls.com)
2. Stickgloss lip color by Laura Mercier ($20 at lauramercier.com)
3. Lip tint by Bobbi Brown ($17 at bobbibrown.com)
4. Beach tint by Becca ($22 at bergdorfgoodman.com)
5. Lip/cheek tint by Jemma Kidd ($37.50 at bergdorfgoodman.com)

As for eyeliner and mascara, there's no need to deviate from your current favorites. If your budget allows, however, you could add a ridiculous-but-necessary product like Talika's Eyelash Conditioning Cream (pictured below, $30 at sephora.com) to your beauty repertoire.


knew you as Hannie said...

I live and die by Tarte's cheek stain!

Anonymous said...

never used Laura Mercier foundation before, but I'm gonna get me some after work today. if it's good enough for you, editrix, it's good enough for me!