Although I’ve been covering the beauty industry for more than two decades, I don’t claim to be omniscient—I still learn from others too. So here are a few product picks I recently swiped from other insiders (and think you'll like too)...
As part of a regular series, I’ll be asking inspiring, in-the-know women (all 40+, of course) to share their best tips and favorite products. The point? As always, to find out what works. Today's beauty insider: Brenda Wu, General Manager of SkinCeuticals
I’m a proponent of applying foundation with a tool (e.g. a brush or a sponge), as opposed to your fingers, because I find the finish smoother and the application more even. It’s also less wasteful since a not-insignificant-amount of product is usually absorbed by your fingers as you’re stippling. For years, I’ve toggled between two excellent tools: Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Brush and the original Beauty Blender sponge. But this week, I found something I may like even more.
I’ve professed my love before for Cle de Peau Beaute's Concealer. It’s creamy but doesn't clog pores, it’s opaque but doesn’t cake or sink into lines, and it glides over most eye creams without pilling. It also lasts. When you put it on at 7 a.m., it’s still got you covered at cocktail hour. For years you couldn't find a better camouflage cream. Until now.
More than 80 percent of us wear lipstick. If you’re reading MediumBlonde, I’m guessing you’re one of them. And while so-called National Days (Caesar Salad Day…really?) are pretty silly, tomorrow is National Lipstick Day, and I thought I’d use it as an excuse to share (and re-share) some of my all-time favorite lipcolors.