Our 5 Favorite Types of Makeup for Maintaining Beautiful Skin Guest Author: Grand Salon from Denver, Colorado

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Why do you wear makeup? If you are like most women, you feel that makeup enhances your looks while helping to conceal any flaws. Putting on your cosmetics is an essential part of your morning routine – just like brushing your teeth or styling your hair.

Many perceive makeup as a necessary evil – a tool to bring out our innermost beauty that hurts our skin in the long term. However, not all makeup is bad for our skin. In addition to covering up blemishes or highlighting those baby blues, the right kind of makeup can nourish and protect your skin, helping it retain its youthful appearance.

Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the products you use so that you can reap the most benefits from your cosmetics. Here are five of our favorite types of makeup for maintaining your beautiful skin.

Vichy Dermablend


Dermablend 3D Correction by Vichy

If you are prone to breakouts or to redness, you will love this foundation, which is specially formulated for oily and acne-prone skin. Not only does it help hide blemishes, but it also gives your complexion a smoother and more even texture.

What’s even better is that this product has staying power. Apply it in the morning, and you are set for up to 16 hours! Recommended by dermatologists, Dermablend 3D Correction offers SPF 25, and it is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free and hypoallergenic.

Dermablend covers like a heavy weight, yet your skin will feel light and soft thanks to its special Alliagel™ formula. This foundation, which is available in five shades, is oil-free and is enriched with soothing salicylic acid and eperulin.

 Fix Make-Up by Clarins

When you have carefully applied your makeup, you want it to stay put. With Fix Makeup by Clarins, it will.

Just spray a spritz or two of this fine mist on your face and your makeup will stay fresh for hours. In addition, your face will be enriched with aloe vera and allantoin and refreshed with grapefruit extract and organic rose water.

This dermatologist-tested product is oil-free and noncomedogenic. We know you’ll love it. Visit Nordstrom’s online store to order it today.

Triple Power Intensive Revitalizer Serum by L’Oréal Paris

One of the secrets to younger looking skin is better hydration. Drinking water will help your skin from the inside out. L’Oréal’s Triple Power Intensive Revitalizer Serum will work from the outside in to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to add more firmness and texture to your skin.

The product has a unique dual-chamber pump that combines a lightweight moisturizer with a concentrated serum to create one powerful formula. The anti-aging serum contains birchwood extract to make your skin firmer, and the moisturizer contains 2 percent Vitamin C, which works as a powerful antioxidant. You will see and feel results right away, and fine lines and wrinkles should be noticeably diminished within one week.

Triple Power Intensive Revitalizer Serum has been tested for safety by dermatologists for all skin types. For more on L’Oréal’s revitalizer, visit their website.

stila illuminating liquid foundation by Stila

Illuminating Liquid Foundation by Stila

“Glowing” is perhaps the best adjective any woman can hear about her skin. Glowing skin is healthy and radiant. While it may not be possible to bottle a youthful glow, this product comes pretty close.

Stila’s Illuminating Liquid Foundation is infused with tiny mica crystals that reflect light and help you look your best. This lightweight product glides on your skin, evening out your skin tone and providing sheer to medium coverage with a semi-matte finish.

Rich in minerals and amino acids, the foundation helps your skin fight damage from free radicals in the environment. It is suitable for either dry or sensitive skin. To purchase, visit Nordstrom’s online store.

Colorescience Illuminating Pearl Powder

Illuminating Pearl Powder by Colorescience

How would you like to have SPF protection without any drying chemicals? You can with Colorescience’s Illuminating Pearl Powder.

Perfect as a finishing touch for your look, this powder can enhance your cheeks, brow bones and the bridge of your nose with a natural-looking glow. A little dusting goes a long way, and you can even add a touch to your eyelids for soft color there. Infused with fragrant ylang ylang, neroli, lavender and cypress oils, this product smells as good as it looks.

Visit Colorescience’s website for more information on their Illuminating Pearl Powder.


We know how important your complexion is to you. When your skin looks and feels its best, you exude more confidence in everything you do. If you have questions about these products or about your skin care regimen in general, our specialists are ready to help.  We offer facials, microderms, dermaplaning, chemical peels and microcurrent treatments to help you put your best face forward. Visit our website for a complete list of all our skin care services. We hope to see you soon.

Author Bio:

Grand Salon is a full-service beauty salon based in Denver, Colorado. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, and offering the most fabulous cuts, color and style services in Denver.

Pantone Announces 2018 Color of the Year Their Pick is Ultra Violet!

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

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I.  Pantone’s Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone selects a Color of the Year.  According to Pantone’s website, the Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design, reflecting the Pantone Color Institute’s year-round work doing the same for designers and brands.  It goes on to state that “As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and brands should feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence.”

II.  Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet


Pantone 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet

Pantone has selected dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade of Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year because it communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

Pantone describes it best when it proclaims that “Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”

III.  Ultra Violet On the Runway

During past seasons, Ultra Violet has made its way to the fashion runways.  I am certain there are other examples, but these were the ones that immediately came to mind when Pantone announced Ultra Violet as their 2018 Color of the Year.

Carolina Herrera Ultra Violet Dress
Carolina Herrera // Spring/Summer 2018 Collection // Photo by Vogue.com

alberta ferretti fall/winter 2013

Alberta Ferretti // Fall/Winter 2013 // Photo by Vogue.com

YSL Fall 2010

Saint Laurent // Fall/Winter 2010 // Photo by Vogue.com

IV.  One Last Thought