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April 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "Primer"

See the Light

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Chanel Le Blanc Brightening Makeup BaseChanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Brightening Makeup Base SPF 30 was designed to create a perfect canvas and extend the wear of foundation. But after a week of being a beauty guinea pig—slathering on everything from new serums to CC creams (I know, it’s a tough gig)—I prefer to wear this weightless, milky fluid alone, for a subtle, I-wake-up-looking-this-flawless glow. While pearl-protein and licorice extracts, along with hyaluronic acid, work their moisturizing and illuminating magic deep in the skin, pure white mineral ceramic pigments even tone and create a radiant effect on the surface—making you appear well-rested (even if you sipped one too many glasses of merlot late into the night). And the addition of broad-spectrum sunscreen helps ward off future brown spots and discoloration. Available in a universally flattering peachy-pink shade (Roseé), a few tinted drops from this tiny TSA- and overnight-bag-friendly bottle are all I need to shed some light on my weekend.

$55, available at chanel.com later this month.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

A Flush For Fairer Types

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As the days get shorter and sun exposure becomes scarce, those of us holding our breath for a beachside holiday are reaching for bronzers until travel plans actually materialize. For our fair-skinned sisters, however, a midwinter ruddy cheek can look just plain wrong. But thanks to primers, women with porcelain complexions can still achieve an outer glow. To get the look heralded by alabaster beauties like Anne Hathaway, Selma Blair, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Connolly, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin suggests seeking out a hydrating, illuminating product like Le Blanc de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base rather than a flat matte base, which will give makeup a soft, diffused look and add radiance. “This product can also be used alone, without any foundation,” Goodwin adds, explaining that when applied to cheekbones, the nose bridge, and forehead, primers can enhance and highlight the complexion, creating a subtle warmth.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel