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Beauty Prep

August 29th, 2007


The new “pre” in beauty.

Fall's prime-time line-up include a flock of new "pre" product essentials that kick-start your favorite foundation, skin care and hair care products to achieve maximum benefits and flawless finishes.

imageBoost your favorite night cream to its full potential with Dr. Brandt's Liquid Skin. It's a first-to-market skin care primer that maximizes your evening moisturizer by providing extra nutrients to your skin while you sleep.

Mineral Booster

Mineral formulations just got finer with these two Prime introductions: Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time and Laura Mercier Mineral Primer. Both enhance the performance of the ever popular mineral formulations while adding an additional jolt of minerals and vitamins to the skin.

Canvas Makers
imageThe secret to a smooth foundation application, lineless finish and pore minimizer is a pre-foundation base. Smashbox's New Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer is perfect for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive complexions, because it is 60% water based and is quite a skin refresher too.

imageAnother unique primer to try is DuWop's Smoothset. This innovative duo has a balm on one side that 'feeds the skin' with antioxidant fighting ingredients, while priming the face for an expert foundation application.

Hair Washes
imageimagePre-Color: It's no secret that well-conditioned hair produces great hair color. L'Oreal's Technique Pre-Color Primer is charged-up with extra conditioners and moisturizers to get hair into optimum color-receiving shape.
Pre-Shampoo: Molton Brown Prewash Hair-Therapy is a pre-shampoo treatment oil that combines a blend of essential oils to revitalize and prevent hair dehydration.

imageInsider secret: Lumene Radiant C beauty Drops (CVS is currently featuring them at 20% off!) is actually a skin care elixir, but makeup artists use it as a must-have beauty primer. Each capsule holds a berry-rich concentrate of berry seed oil and vitamin C that instantly energizes and awakens the skin. It leaves skin so super-smooth, makeup glides on easily... plus skin looks radiant and glowing!


- Back.

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.

—Marie Stopes