Hola, muchachas bonitas. I barely speak a lick of Spanish, but I’ve decided it would be REALLY FRICKIN’ COOL to teach SeÃ±or Tabs (aka El Gato) some EspaÃ±ol.
So far he only seems to understand two phrases — “Friskies, muy bien!” and “DÃ³nde estÃ¡ Fancy Feast?” — but he’s been a fast learner for a cat.
After our Spanish lessons this morning, Tabs and I went through some e-mail. Here’s a note from Christine, who asked about a makeup ish I’m guessing many of us have had to deal with at one time or another.
Helpâ€¦I have redness on my cheeks and nose. Iâ€™m able to cover my cheeks pretty well, I use Laura Mercierâ€™s Secret Camoflauge mixed with a little bit of moisturizer (my skin is dry) and then pat on Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals on topâ€¦I do this to my nose as well but by the time I arrive at work in the morning, I look like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! What can I do to keep my nose red-free? Is my application of the makeup wrong?
Girl, when my nose is pulling a Rudolph I try to remember two things: 1) that Rudolph is awesome (he leads the sleigh!) and 2) that there are quite a few products out there designed to help red-nosed ladies like us.
I’ll often start by incorporating a makeup primer with a green tint (to offset the redness on my nose) into my routine; if you’ve never used a makeup primer before, then you’re in for a treat. Makeup primers provide a surface upon which foundation or concealer adhere, extending the wear time of many products and creating a smoother appearance. When used to conceal redness, I’ll apply it only where the redness occurs.
A new one I’ve heard good things about is Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer ($32) in Green. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m a fan of the Make Up For Ever line, and I think the product looks really promising for fellow members of Club Rudolph.
Other green primers to consider:
- Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correction Foundation Primer in Color Adjust ($38)
- Pur Minerals Colour Correction Foundation Primer in Green ($30)
- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15 ($17.50)
If you’re not sure which one to try, a Sephora sales associate may be able to provide you with a few samples to help you decide (sometimes this doesn’t work, but if you live near a Sephora it could be worth a try).
My fellow rosy-nosed girls, do you have any tips/tricks/product suggestions to help hide a red nose? Let’s give Christine a helping hand.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,