Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Flawless Faces at the SAG Awards

The biggest and brightest stars of film and television rocked the red carpet last Sunday at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not only did their jewels, gowns and shoes sparkle for fans and cameras around the world, but their faces looked luminous as well.

You don't need to be a superstar to shine. However, you can't apply sleek shadows, blushes and glosses without the right foundation. Proper powder coverage can turn you from girly to glam in an instant.

To achieve a silky smooth complexion, we've assembled the latest compact powder foundations. They travel well for quick touch-ups, and their handy mirrors help you create the right amount of radiance.

Powdering your face will never be the same!

Photo © Rubenstein, Martyna Borkowski
SHINE: Julianna Margulies basked in the glow of her nomination for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series ("The Good Wife").

BEAUTY: Babor Cosmetics Perfect Finish Foundation (Natural) offers an even matte finish and covers minor imperfections. Apply wet for thicker coverage. Also available in porcelain beige, almond beige, sunny beige and bronze beige. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Dolphin Aid

Photo by Georges Biard
SHINE: Angelina Jolie walked the red carpet with Brad Pitt, a nominee for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role (Moneyball). 

BEAUTY: GloMinerals GloPressed Base Powder Foundation (Honey Light) is designed to provide a matte complexion with long-lasting mineral coverage. Also available in golden (fair, light, medium, dark), beige (light, medium, dark), natural (fair, light, medium, dark), honey (medium, dark), chestnut (light, medium) and tawny (light, medium). BEACON: Non-comedogenic, and free of parabens, gluten-derived ingredients, perfumes and dyes.

SHINE: Stacy Keibler accompanied George Clooney, a nominee for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role (The Descendants).

BEAUTY: Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 20 (Natural) serves an all-in-one foundation, powder, concealer and sunscreen. Also available in ivory, satin, warm silk, golden glow, honey bronze, latte, coffee and terra. BEACON: Cruelty free. Contains no oil, talc, dyes or parabens.

Photo by Steve Rogers
SHINE: The Help's Emma Stone cheered on her winning costars Viola Davis (Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role) and Octavia Spencer (Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role).

BEAUTY: As a light, translucent powder, Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Pressed Powder (Natural) prevents excessive shine without making the skin feel tight or dry. BEACON: Vegan, cruelty free and recyclable. Contains no parabens, fragrances and petrochemicals. Supports Global Green USA 

Photo by David Shankbone
SHINE: Tina Fey beamed as a nominee for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series ("30 Rock") and when her costar Alec Baldwin won Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series. 

 BEAUTY: La Bella Donna Compressed Mineral Foundation (Caterina) creates a sheer matte coverage. Also available in amber, topaz, mahogany, crema, nicoletta, marianna, sophia, honey, marta, umbria and caffe. BEACON: Free of FD&C dyes, oils, talc, alcohol and fragrance.

SHINE: The costars of The Help, including Jessica Chastain, took home Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture.

BEAUTY: Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Believable Finish Wet/Dry Powder Foundation (Soft Ivory) allows you to apply complete coverage (wet) and then finish with a dusting of powder (dry). For sheer coverage, apply dry. Also available in natural buff, pure beige, blush beige, honey dusk, golden tan, beige suede and sun tone. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Look Good...Feel Better.

 SHINE: Sofia Vergara and her "Modern Family" costars scored big with a win for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series.

BEAUTY: Youngblood Mineral Radiance Créme Powder Foundation (Honey) provides a non-caking, cream-to-powder finish. Also available in neutral, barely beige, warm beige, tawnee, rose beige, toffee and coffee. BEACON: Cruelty free and no animal testing. Contains no artificial fragrances or dyes.

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