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Conscious Cosmetics

blog_beauty_gloHaving trouble finding the absolute perfect shade for your cheeks and lips?  Sure, you can take a gamble at the drugstore and judge the available pigments by eyesight, or you can even ask a beauty consultant at the mall what they would recommend for your skin tone.  But, the most effective and fool-proof way to find that color that looks as if it was made for just your face?  A makeup that adjusts to your individual skin.  Luckily, among other great inventions, recent technological advances have allowed cosmetic companies to create products that do just that.  A friend of mine swears by Dior Addict Lip Glow, which is a color-awakening lip balm with SPF 10 that responds to the color chemistry of your lips to create a shade that is uniquely yours.  It moisturizes, adds sun protection, and enhances your natural lip color, all without looking too done-up.  Another cosmetic gem within this innovative field, and my personal favorite:  O-Glow from Smashbox.  When using this product, remember that a little goes a long way.  Rub the smallest amount of this clear gel onto the apples of your cheeks and watch as the intuitive color reacts with your skin to turn the shade that you blush naturally.  The entire tube lasts for an extensive amount of time and gives your skin that fresh dewy appearance because of its pomegranate seed, which provides antioxidant protection and revitalizing marine botanicals.  I love it because it’s completely lightweight and not sticky.  It is true that life is about taking chances, but when it comes to makeup, enough with the guessing.  Find some certainty and peace of mind in these products.

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