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.

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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.

A Foolproof Guide For Applying Eye Makeup Guest Author: Sophia Smith

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If you’ve always wanted to take your eye makeup game to a whole new level, but you didn’t really know how to accomplish that – you’re at the right place. Applying your eye makeup has never been easier, so keep on reading if you want to know how to master it. Here are four foolproof tips on how to get it done like a true pro, so check them out.

A general guide to picking an appropriate eyeshadow color

A general guide to picking an appropriate eyeshadow color

Choosing an appropriate eyeshadow shade actually depends on many different factors, from the color of your eyes to the event you’re about to attend, but don’t worry – it isn’t as tricky as you probably think. Light and neutral tones like coral and champagne will perfectly suit blue eyes, while muted purple is definitely a fantastic choice for ladies with green eyes. Subtle nuances of green and dusty pinks will flawlessly suit hazel eyes, whereas neutral shades like bronzy gold and salmon look fabulous on women with brown eyes.

However, if you have an important event coming up, you can always step outside your comfort zone and try a bolder look that features bright colors.

Know your brushes

Know your brushes

Applying your eyeshadow like a pro isn’t just a matter of your skills, but more of your makeup tools. First of all, you’ll need a flat stiff brush that can pack the eyeshadow onto the eyelid. Glitter pigments should be applied with this kind of brush since it can pick up the product easily – just remember to spritz it with a little bit of setting spray, to avoid major fallout.

On the other hand, fluffy dome brushes are fantastic for blending out colors to perfection, which is particularly important when you’re using more than one color. Creating a smooth transition between the shades can be accomplished thanks to such fluffy brush, which is exactly why it’s an absolute must-have. You’ll also need a pencil brush to apply the product onto the lower lash line and complete your overall eye look.

Don’t skip an eyeshadow primer

Don’t skip an eyeshadow primer

Prepping your eyelid is of the utmost importance before applying your eyeshadow, simply because it’s an essential step towards a flawless and long-lasting eye makeup look. Make sure you thoroughly clean the area around the eyes before applying the primer, so that you can use a moisturizer or an eye cream before it. Once that’s done, apply your eyeshadow primer to smooth it all out and provide a seamless finish. Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre by MAC Cosmetics is probably the most raved about primer for a good reason, since it really helps your eyeshadows stay on much longer, so you can give it a try and see if it really is worth all the hype or not.

On the other hand, if you don’t have a primer, you can always use a concealer that matches your skin tone around the eyes. Just be sure you set it with a translucent powder, so that you provide a great base for your eye look.

Don’t forget the mascara

Don’t forget the mascara

A lot of women claim that they would never leave home without at least one coat of mascara, and we surely understand what they’re talking about. Mascara is a truly wonderful product that can make a huge difference, so don’t forget to apply it after you’re done with your eyeshadow. It’ll undoubtedly help you achieve a refreshed, wide awake look every woman is striving for.

However, if you don’t have time to carefully apply a couple of layers of your favorite mascara every morning, you should know that getting eyelash extensions can really make your life much easier. These can give you exactly what you need for a natural appearance, which is they became so popular in Australia. Ladies love getting fabulous eyelash extensions in Sydney, since these provide a simple yet so flawless eye look that’s long-lasting and doesn’t require a lot of mascara on a daily basis.

As you can see, coming up with an impeccable eye look has never been easier. All you have to do is to stick to our tips, and you’ll see that you’ll master this skill in no time!

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