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Intuitive Makeup

February 28th, 2007


Makeup that knows just what to do.

Do you remember Indian Earth in the terracotta urn? It was touted as the first all-natural, all-purpose makeup powder. The secret was the minerals which were said to adjust to your chemistry to give a natural, "sun-kissed" glow.

Well, makeup has just gotten smarter. A couple of new face products have launched that create the perfect match. Say bye, bye to shade choice dilemmas as these products work on their own.

imageAlmay's Smart Shade Makeup is a "colorless foundation" containing color beads that are activated when smoothed onto the skin. imageOn first application, it looks like a moisturizer, but as you continue to work it into the skin, it morph's into your skin's pigment tone. It is available in three shade ranges light, light/medium, and medium.

imageNext is one of my favorites because it captures the "flush look of healthy skin" after running three miles. I had always wished I could bottle "that energized natural glow" and use it whenever I want. Now, in a way, I can with O-Glow. This is a "hot-item" hitting stores now. Think naturally blushing moments because that is exactly what this product delivers. The formula is clear and turn cheeks a rosy, just-flush color. O-Glow by Smashbox contains Goji Berry-C Complex which reacts to your skin's moisture. [Application tip: First time, use product very sparingly. You want to see just how much your skin will "blush". Also, steer clear of applying it near the eye area as it could leave the area looking pink; stay targeted on the apples of the cheeks for the most natural look.] Available exclusively at Sephora.

imageBenefit's Some Kind-A Gorgeous is an invisible skin finisher. One universal shade does the trick. The formula naturally adjusts to most skin tones. No 20-shade choices! It is a cream-to-powder foundation which is easy to apply that "fakes foundation" by giving you a seamlessly, perfect finish. No heavy makeup to contend with, just a flawless finish. So natural, no one will believe you are wearing anything at all. Available at Benefit Cosmetics.

These products are easy to use and enhance your most important feature, your skin!

[L'Oreal Paris shares their Spring 2007 Limited Edition shade collection in today's MBB Dailies. Don't forget to tune in!]


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The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!

—Coco Chanel