Try A New Foundation This Fall For A Flawless Face!

Fall is not only the time to try the new warmer shades of eye color or deeper shade of lipstick, it seems to be the time that many fab cosmetic companies are releasing new foundations.

I have received a few great ones for review.  They have mostly been liquid or cream — since summer is over it is time for more coverage and these products do provide them. Try a new one today!

If you love liquid foundation, try:

tarte maracuja miracle foundation 12-hour broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen

tarte maracuja miracle foundation 12-hour broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen ($42 USD) — Thanks to the miracle of maracuja, this long wearing, waterproof pure foundation rich in Vitamin C and available in 10 shades, goes on seamlessly and instantly restores skin’s natural luster for a firmer, brighter, smoother complexion. Maracuja has also been known to reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation of the skin making this foundation perfect for all skin types and ideal for sensitive, dehydrated, dry or aging skin. The combination of Vitamins A, E and mineral pigments hydrates and preserves skin. tarte’s maracuja miracle is housed in a soft-finish recyclable glass bottle that boasts a sustainable bamboo cap making it our most eco-chic foundation ever.

What I think: This foundation goes on very smoothly and gives full-coverage. I love the glow it gives my skin without making it shiny.  It lasted all day, plus it has  sunscreen and great skincare ingredients!  Purchase at

Yves Rocher Pure Light Foundation

Yves Rocher Pure Light Foundation ($22 USD on Sale for $12.10) – Light and luminous foundation with second skin effect!  For the very first time, Yves Rocher Botanical Beauty Research has introduced radiance boosting Rice extract in a new foundation. Each time you use it, your skin regains vitality and radiance, becoming softer and more luminous.   Its ultra-fresh light moisturizing texture is easy to apply uniformly. It provides maximum comfort for a sensation of no makeup and impeccable natural coverage. The skin’s texture is visibly smoothed and the complexion is uniform.

What I think:  This is a lighter foundation that covers like a tinted moisturizer.  It does feel great on the skin and gives a nice glowThis is for the lady who likes their makeup to feel barely there! Visit to learn more.

Or.. try a cream foundation…

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen ($45 USD) — Laura Mercier’s latest innovation: her bestselling Tinted Moisturizer formula with SPF 20 protection, now in a convenient compact.  This lightweight, SPF-rich formula leaves a dewy, sheer-to-moderate finish for flawless skin—wherever you go. Available in a range of shades for all skin types, this lightweight formula moisturizes and hydrates the complexion, softening fine lines and providing buildable coverage with a hint of color to impart a healthy and natural look. This expert formula applies evenly, does not oxidize, and visibly brightens and evens skintone by diminishing dark spots and imperfections. Broad spectrum SPF 20 provides UVA and UVB protection.

This product is non-comedogenic, allergy- and dermatalogically tested and is appropriate for sensitive skin. This non-greasy formula does not contain fragrance or talc. The compact comes with a luxurious, high-grade sponge that was custom-designed with a density and thickness to compliment the formula. The sponge is anti-copper treated to preserve cleanliness and prevent discoloration. Each compact shade matches the original shades of Laura Mercier’s classic Tinted Moisturizer.

What I think – This is a very nice foundation that can be applied lighter or heavier for change in coverage where you need it.  It is a little dry, but blended well it looks fantastic on.  The finish is matte, which is perfect for every day wear. Visit to purchase.

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Radiance Crème Powder Foundation

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Radiance Crème Powder Foundation ($56 USD) – This 2-in-1 foundation glides on smoothly with a creamy feel and sets to a luminous, powdery finish. The nutrient-rich formula helps soothe redness and keeps skin hydrated and supple. Provides even, natural coverage for a radiant, flawless appearance.

What I think — I am in love with this foundation!  It is so easy to apply – very creamy. The finish is full-coverage, but very natural.  The enclosed sponge works well and it is easy to take with you.  Purchase at


Bethany Frankel’s Skinnygirl Tinted Daily Moisturizer

Skinnygirl Tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

I don’t watch the Real Housewives TV shows, but of course I know who the main housewives are from the media.  Before I tried the new Skinnygirl Tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 ($10.99 USD), I knew that Bethenny Frankel was a reality TV star, but I didn’t know much about her brand, Skinnygirl.

Bethenny started her line with lo-cal alcoholic beverages and is branching out to a face and body line.

The claim is:

Even out your skin tone without using heavy makeup products. This formula is rich in Vitamin E and has Broad Spectrum SPF 15 to help prevent the visible signs of aging from the sun. Choose a light, medium, or dark shade to reduce redness and smooth out skin for an even-toned, gorgeous glow.

Key Ingredients:

SPF 15 – Protects skin from sun damage
Vitamin E – An antioxidant that has anti-aging properties to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
Jojoba Esters – A deep moisturizer

What I think:  I like the formula of this.  It feels like a moisturizer, but can look a little heavy if not blended correctly.  This has a built-in application brush — you unlock it, then squeeze up the amount you want and it comes out through the brush.  I don’t care for the brush because it leaves streaks on the skin when applied and you really need to blend it in.  I like squeezing the amount I need onto my hand, then applying with a good foundation brush.

The coverage is medium — not light like most tinted moisturizers, so I think it would work for a lot of women’s needs.  I also like the SPF 15.  I don’t know if I would purchase this again, but it a good price for what you get.& Body for any upcoming summer beauty stories you might have in the works.

Available at Walmart and  Enjoy!

Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer

Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer

This is the time of year that I start switching heavier foundations to a tinted moisturizer.  When the weather gets warmer, I want a lighter product on my face. It just feels and looks better!

I was happy to test Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer ($38.00 USD) from Philosophy. This product claims to combine advanced moisture, sheer color and SPF 20 to hydrate, revive and protect skin, leaving it fresh, hydrated and radiant.

Now Hope in a Jar, the award-winning, lightweight daily moisturizer, can color your world beautiful with this tinted moisturizer. Its sheer, glowing color helps smooth and enhance the complexion. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection and a blend of antioxidants protect your skin against wrinkles and environmental attack. Its unique souffle texture absorbs quickly, yet leaves behind long-wearing coverage with a weightless texture that all skin types will love.

features & benefits

  • 4-in-1, multitasking formula combines sheer color + moisture + antioxidants + spf 20
  • lightweight texture glorifies all skin types
  • airless pump dispenses the perfect dose

What I think: This tinted moisturizer goes on smooth like Hope in a Jar, but provides almost full coverage like a foundation, but it does let the skin (including my freckles) shine through. I love the matte finish, which is important because a moisturizer can sometimes appear greasy on the skin right after application, but this doesn’t. The only minus for me is that the shade I have, light, is a little too warm for my skin tone. It’s not quite orangey, but it doesn’t match completely. I either need to tan or buy extra light the next time! But I really love that I get all of the goodness of Hope in a Jar with the added benefit of color.

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Becca Cosmetics — Luxury Australian Company Will Help You Stay Beautiful This Summer!

Hot Australian cosmetics company BECCA Cosmetics creates high quality, natural looking makeup. The founder, Rebecca Morrice Williams founded the BECCA spurred on by the need to find a natural foundation that covers and conceals while staying fresh-looking all day long.

Always looking for great foundation, I’ve tried BECCA’s  Luminous Skin Colour ($42.00 USD), a combination tinted moisturizer and sheer foundation with a broad spectrum SPF 25 to protect against UVA and UVB rays. I found that this is very light coverage and moisturizing. It will be perfect for the summer when I want to throw on just one product to moisturize, cover and give ans SPF. I do need concealer for my dark circles and imperfections, but that is to be expected. All-in-all, a great tinted moisturizer! Also, it is available in a whopping 15 shades, so you are sure to find one that suits you.

A really fun and convenient product to go with your Luminous Skin Colour is the BECCA Beach Tint ($25.00 USD). This very pretty crème stain is easily blendable for cheeks and lips. It is  water-resistant, but is not leave lips feeling dry, as many stains do. Beach Tint comes in 5 delicious colors; Watermelon, Peach, Raspberry, Grapefruit and Strawberry. Not only are the shades the colors of the fruit, each tint is scented with that fruit. So fun! I have the Peach and the Grapefruit and Strawberry and they both smell fantastic!

Learn more about these great products and more at Enjoy getting ready for summer!

New Products From Laura Geller

You can not go wrong with Laura Geller’s fantastic make-up. She has some great new products that are perfect for the warmer weather including a lightweight tinted moisturizer and lip gloss with SPF and waterproof eyeliners. Try:

Barely There Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 (30.00 USD) is a foundation, sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection, and antioxidant moisturizer all in one.  This product is hypoallergenic, water-resistant, suitable for all skin types and is oil, fragrance, and talc free. 

I love the texture of this tinted moisturizer. It isn’t too thin, which is great because I do get great coverage and a very natural look. The finish is not too shiny, but I get a little glow when I wear it. Very fab spring and summer foundation! 

I-Care Eyeliner Waterproof Pencil Trio ($25.00 USD) — This is a fantastic eyeliner set. First of all, you get 3 universal shades, Black, Brown and Eggplant. Second, the tip is fine so you can draw a line as thick or as thin as you want. Need a thinner tip, sharpen the pencil with the built-in sharpener. Want a thicker line, use the included smudger for a smoky look. Plus the pencil is water-resistant and is ophthalmologist-tested and specifically formulated for use around the eyes, even for those who wear contact lenses and have sensitive eyes. Two thumbs up for these fab pencils!

Mini Shine and Shield SPF 15 Lip Gloss Trio ($24.00 USD) — These are like a shiny, liquid lipstick, instead of a sticky gloss. They contain a blend of vitamin E, cocoa seed butter, and pomegranate extract, Jojoba and safflower seed oil to help soften and moisturize lips. Plus, there is an SPF of 15 in each gloss. They taste yummy, too!

Visit to learn more and to purchase these great products!