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I named Hourglass’s Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick among my picks for the Best of Beauty. It works as both a foundation and concealer. Moreover, its creamy texture enables smooth blending using my Sigma Beauty HD foundation brush, moistened complexion sponge, or fingers.
Hourglass has announced that it has added 5 new shades, so its range of shades comprises 32 shades, for skin tones from fair to deep. Something for everyone!
A highly pigmented foundation stick with the coverage of a concealer, fluidity of a liquid & weightlessness of a powder. The 12 hour longwearing waterproof formula melts into skin and blends seamlessly for undetectable full coverage with a seamless finish
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Hourglass Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
A creamy stick foundation that serves as both a full-coverage foundation and concealer. I like blending it with my Sigma 3DHD™ Kabuki Brush.
Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Don’t like the whitish cast of many sunscreens? Then try Cover FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This sunscreen goes on clear and has a serum-y consistency.
Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer – press sample
An unbelievably silky face primer with a serum-y consistency from K-Beauty brand Touch in Soul
L.A. Colors 5-Color Matte Eyeshadow Palette
OK, so the eye shadows aren’t silky, but they have good pigmentation. A bargain at USD $1.50. Yep, you read that right: one dollar and fifty cents. Like neutrals as much as I do? Then try Tan Khaki, Brown Tweed, or Natural Linen (shown).
Jane Iredale Daytime eyeshadow palette
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Jane
One swipe, and you’re done. Jane (Fonda? Birken?) is described as “terracotta rose.” The terracotta makes the rose less precious. For other terracotta faves, visit Meet the Lipstick Shade That’ll Replace Your Nudes This Fall.
Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick
Burt’s Bees Satin Lipstick is every bit as good as luxury lipsticks (including NARS). It’s a great value at USD 9.00. My lipstick wardrobe includes Burt Bee’s Satin Lipsticks in Ruby Ripple and Russet River. Buy wherever Burt’s Bees are sold (and that’s practically everywhere).
IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet in Muddy Nudes
Yes, I sprang for the IsaDora eye shadow palettes as soon as they became available on walgreens.com. I am delighted with the smoothness and pigmentation of the eye shadow quartet and the subtle gradation of shades.