Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Golden Girl Taylor Swift: The Secret Behind Her Creamy Complexion at the American Music Awards

Taylor Swift proved once again that she's the golden goddess of the music industry. Dressed in a stunning shimmery gold outfit, she scored four top honors at the fan-voted American Music Awards last Sunday--including Artist of the Year for the third time.

Swift also wowed on the red carpet. The leggy songstress wore an itsy-bitsy strapless metallic minidress by Julien Macdonald, flowing long locks parted in the middle with lots of texture and full fringe from her eyelash-length bangs. She ditched her usual bright red lips and heavily lined peeps for a more sophisticated smoky eye/nude pout look.

What put her sexy silhouette over the top? Her silky skin! In addition to showing lots of leg and bare shoulders, her complexion appeared flawless. No doubt her makeup artist possesses an assortment of pressed and loose powder, and liquid foundations in her bag of tricks. Each has the ability to balance blotchy skin discolorations and hyperpigmentation, and conceal any signs of pore congestion or creasing caused by laughing or frowning. 

You don't need to be Hollywood's latest golden girl to create a creamy, clear complexion. We've compiled some of the best foundations on the market. They not only extend the wearability of makeup, but they also make your skin glow like a superstar. 

You'll be as good as gold for the holidays!

Photo by Eva Rinaldi

SHINE: 100% Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder with SPF 20 (Toffee). BEAUTY: Enjoy a poreless complexion appearance with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, vitamins C and E, and pigmented extracts of fruit, such as peach, apricot, papaya and pomegranate. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Also contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: Honeybee Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder (Geisha). BEAUTY: Titanium dioxide, iron oxide, mica and cucumber fruit extract help create clean, creaseless coverage. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Contains no parabens, talc, oil or fragrance.

SHINE: Julie Hewett Ora Mineral Mix Loose Foundations (Intensity 3 Dark and Intensity 1 Light). BEAUTY: Shield ultraviolet rays and add a matte finish to your face without clogging your pores by utilizing mica, titanium dioxide, green tea extract and zinc oxide. BEACON: No animal testing.

SHINE: Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation (Cool 1) and Sheer Tint Foundation (Warm). BEAUTY: Pomegranate seed and white tea leaf extracts, along with mica, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, help you even skin tone and smooth the appearance of fine lines. BEACON: No animal testing. Free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. Supports the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

SHINE: Sormé Treatment Cosmetics Believable Finish Wet/Dry Powder Foundation (Pure Beige). BEAUTY: Reinvent your visage with a radiant silky skin look by utilizing titanium dioxide, iron oxide, vitamins C and E, and avocado oil. BEACON: No animal testing. Supports Look Good...Feel Better. 

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