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October 26, 2016

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.)

Flawless Makeup for when you Need to Look Fabulous | Beauty Bets

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.

Flawless Makeup for when you Need to Look Fabulous | Beauty Bets

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:

Flawless Makeup for when you Need to Look Fabulous | Beauty Bets

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.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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