New Year, New Face!


It all starts with a great foundation


Visage Designs by Cynthia, LLC

You can “C” a brand new you in the New Year with flawless foundation. The three “C’s” of foundation are Cost, Coverage, and Color and the three “C’s” of brands reviewed here are Cover Girl, Clinique, and Chanel, which all offer a variety of foundation choices for all budgets.

Cover Girl

For the budget-conscious, Cover Girl offers two amazing formulas. For sheer coverage, Cover Girl’s TruBlend  Liquid Makeup ($8.50) goes “beyond just matching your skin to actually merge with it” with colorspheres. Designed to work with the TruBlend powders, it provides lovely coverage at a lovely price. Cover Girl offers Olay Simply Ageless Foundation ($15) for more coverage in a user-friendly formula that stays suspended over fine lines and wrinkles for amazingly flawless, ageless coverage. Olay’s Regenerist Serum is swirled into the formula to boost cell turnover and provide anti-aging skincare while it covers beautifully. It comes in 12 versatile shades to fit almost any skin tone.


For a little more money, Clinique Cosmetics offers several formula and color choices for all skin types and tones. For moderate coverage, try Perfectly Real Makeup ($24) for a long-wearing, ultra-light liquid formula with micro-mirrored technology to optically resurface skin. For a bit more coverage, try their City Base Compact Foundation ($24) with SPF 15. This unique, all skin-type formula can go from moderate to full coverage and glides on like a cream but finishes powdery and smooth. Its buildable coverage makes it perfect for touchups throughout the day.


For a luxurious splurge, Chanel Cosmetics offers perfection and prestige in their Teint Innocence Compact Naturally Luminous Compact Makeup SPF 10 ($57). Its luxurious, glide-on application delivers greater color purity for a natural, even, luminous complexion. For the consummate skin-caring foundation, try Lift Lumiere Fluide Firming and Smoothing Fluid Makeup ($65). According to Chanel’s website, “Not only does it beautifully even out your skin tone as it helps deliver essential hydration, but firming polymers also provide skin with an impeccably smooth surface and the look and feel of an immediate ‘lift.” This pampering formula offers moderate to full coverage and a velvety, luminous finish.

Cynthia Morrison EikeCynthia has been a makeup artist for more than 25 years. She provides consulting and makeup application services through Visage Designs by Cynthia. Contact her at or at 770-331-9957.


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