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Monday, 10 May 2010

Body foundations..

I don't get why some ladies wear body foundation. 
Theres so many reasons why I think its better not to apply it:

1) it usually doesn't match your skin tone making your skin look grey / achla7

2) when you sweat, your skin looks patchy

3)your dress will be covered in make up

imagine the view of your underarm area while you dance and lift your arms up ... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

(image from the web)

Believe me, NO ONE looks better with body foundation!

However, there are some ways you can ENHANCE your natural skin color..

For last weeks wedding, I tried 3 different products

1) Nars body glow oil
comes in transparent and bronze

I used the bronze one just on my legs to give them a sheen

this is a swatch of the transparent:
(I think the bronze one looks better)

you don't need to apply much as thing can get messy 
remember its oil so depending on the material of your dress,
this product may not be for you

2) Per-fekt body perfecting gel - mousse

I used the one in golden

This is somewhat like foundation; 
it does give you some color and slight shimmer

I like that its silicone based (makes body soft and smooth)

its a mousse as i mentioned above;

What I don't like about this product is that you have to pat it on the skin and not something you can rub which takes ageeeeeeees

if it does get on your dress (looks like shimmer/ not as obvious the body foundation) and it can get washed off 

3) The body shop brilliance powder (Elizabeth arden has a very similar product)

I really like to use this on the neck / collar bone

It highlights and also has some shimmer

what i didn't like about it is that it wears off quickly .. but the size of the product is practical for popping in your bag and touching up every now and then.
sooo yea theres no real disadvantages with this product in my point of view ;p

another tip is if you have product 2 and 3

you can apply 2 then 3 on top on other areas

this will keep the shimmer from 3 in place and incase you missed applying 2 on some areas, when you go over it with 3 it wont show

+ it looks like your wearing those shimmery tights / pantyhose which I liiikkkkeee <3<3<3<3<3

Theres also a product by the body shop called body and leg shine 
which my friend uses on her legs all the time when they look dry and it turns them into this lovely bronze shade  
I really like it
  actually im going to get it asap (forgot about it for a while and just remembered it while writing this post!) because it can be applied anywhere on the body, quickly and with no mess + the results are FAB ..
but i'm not sure if its sticky? nsait

Prices of products? 

  • Im not sure about the Nars oil- check the Nars counter at Vavavoom or sephora
  • Per-fekt was 38 pounds i got it from Harvey nicols last summer and was told that it was sold exclusively to them but found it in Sephora NY last month 
  • The body shop brilliance powder is KD8.500 which might have increased now because the body shop keeps increasing their prices ;@

1 last thing, don't over do it.. some times less is really more 

See you in my next post :D 


Anonymous said...

Loved this post, very useful thanks!! Btw i love ure blog its very helpul and unique , keep it up x

Anonymous said...

i tried the body shop shimmer before 7lo bs it wears off bsr3a

Au natural said...

im going to try the body shop one :) very tempting!

Anonymous said...

heyyy:p love ur blog
, ur posts are really helpful:**

i have a problem, and i was wonderin if u could help..
sha3re waayed 5afeeef and soft.. i've used all kind of thickening shampoos that my friends at my uni says would work but none do.. please heelpp!! is there any new product i can use to give my hair a more thicker and healthy look?

thanks - lulu

cat-eyezz said...

ako shay esma dermablend 'el mafrooth' it covers up stretch marks, tattoos, etc.. w its water proof fa nothing makes it runny.. bas ew shako foundation 3al aba6 araaff;p i understand etha begha6oon anything like scars aw marks bas aham shay it matches w looks smooth.. and ur right kela achla7;p

Hi Maintenance said...

Anonymous1- Thanku :D

Anonymous2- thats why i suggested popping it into your bag for touch ups.. it wears off quickly mthl magltai ..

Au natural- tell me what you think of it when you try it

Lulu- heyy, im sorry but I personally have not found a product that gives hair a thicker look.. but ill pass your Q. to star she might have an answer as shes more knowledgeable when it comes to hair :D

Cat eyezz- I love dermablend concealers .. bs madre Im against makeup/ concealer on the body :/
a7s mala da3iiii U know what i mean?

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