Flawless Makeup For When You Need to Look Fabulous
This post was sponsored by COVERGIRL but, as always, all opinions are my own.
No matter how many times I make an appearance on TV or at an industry event, my heart still skips a beat. Being surrounded by people with flawless hair and makeup never gets easier—even when you’re a beauty blogger. In fact, the stakes get higher. Recently I completed the ultimate mission: fly from Minneapolis to NYC for a magazine event featuring the who’s-who of the beauty world. I’d have to leave home in mid-morning, fly to JFK, sit in a cab for over an hour, then waltz into the party where there would be photographers and a videographer filming interviews. (Believe me, I thought about “oversleeping” but am always glad in the end when I put myself out there.)
It’s hard enough for me to stay awake on a plane, let alone fresh as a daisy. I would have to be strategic about keeping my outfit festive yet wrinkle free—and my makeup flawless. A primer was a must. I know, I know, it’s one more step and I am often guilty about skipping it too but when you’re going from day to night, they’re a lifesaver for keeping foundation in place.
I’ve tried them all but reached for COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless Anti-Aging Foundation Primer because it has the distinct benefit of doubling as a serum, so you get an oil-free yet creamy formula that moisturizes skin—precisely what my skin needs in-flight. COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless Anti-Aging Foundation Primer also preps skin for a smooth and flawless foundation application without leaving a powdery, pasty finish like some primers. Here’s the part where you get to see me without makeup . . .
Next up: foundation. I needed to step it up with a medium-high coverage base if I was going to make it through the night without looking like the morning after. I’d been experimenting with COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation and love that it contains this fancy soft-focus sphere technology that optically blurs my pet sunspots while diffusing light.
Which is to say that my skin looks lit from within and generally more amazing whenever I wear this foundation. I also love the price point and have found my shade (creamy natural 220), a nice, warm pale. Just look at this sheer perfection:
I’ll spare you the details of selecting my outfit—always a process in our house—but settled on neon floral clutch to set off an all-gray ensemble. I tossed in my COVERGIRL + Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation and a berry lip gloss for a quick touch-up at the airport and I was out the door. If you can’t beat the jetsetters, join them!
photos // Eliesa Johnson
This post has been sponsored by COVERGIRL. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.