Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid foundation for spring 2016

I’m excited about the new Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid foundation which is launching in spring 2016. It is Shiseido’s first oil-free liquid foundation in years and it promises to be an excellent one for people with normal and oily skin. It contains SPF 20 sunscreen and comes in a small pump bottle with 30 […]

New foundation launches in 2016

I am looking forward to the following new foundation and base makeup launches in 2016. As always, the key is to try it in the store and see whether the color matches your skin tone and whether the texture fits your skin type. One of the products listed below is a primer. I rarely wear […]

Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster review

Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster is a face oil that contains non-fragrant plant oils (such as argan oil) and anti-oxidants to relieve dry, dull (or sensitive) skin. I use this face oil when my normal-to-oily combination skin feels a bit drier (e.g. during the winter when indoor heating dries my skin). I add […]

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel review

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel is a gel moisturizer for oily and normal-to-oily (combination) skin. This is my favorite moisturizer. It provides just enough hydration and does not clog my pores or cause breakouts. What makes this an outstanding product is the addition of anti-oxidants and niacinamide, which are very good for the skin. […]

Top Drunk Elephant skin care buys

Drunk Elephant is an American skin care line developed by Tiffany Masterson. The name “Drunk Elephant” comes from the myth that elephants get drunk from eating the fruit of marula trees. Drunk Elephant is rare among skin care companies because it does NOT include alcohol, parabens, phthalates, hydroquinone, synthetic fragrances, SLS, formaldehyde and other nasty […]

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation review

Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation is the best medium-to-full coverage foundation I have ever owned. It covers large pores, brown spots and other imperfections, and it is not heavy or mask-like. This foundation makes my skin look naturally even-toned and luminous. I wear shade I40 (note that in MAC foundations I wear NC30 […]

Chanel La Solution 10 moisturizer for sensitive skin

Chanel La Solution 10 ($80) is a new moisturizer for people who are allergic to many of the ingredients found in skin care products. As the name says, there are only 10 ingredients: Water (deionized), vegetal squalane (from olives), soft powder (lauroyl lysine), glycerin (skin repairing ingredient that prevents dryness), silver needle (white tea) extract, […]