Thanks to the advent of High Definition TV, make up artists the world over are facing a rather troublesome conundrum. Whereas before the facial imperfections of actors could be hidden with some artful lighting and skilled make up application, HD is so powerful that it picks up every minuscule flaw and highlights it.
So the big make up companies are stepping up to the plate with a whole new range of make up that is suitable for the HD world – make up that will help minimize and in most cases elimate distracting flaws.
Now you may be thinking, what does this have to do with me? I’m not on camera! But you would be wrong – the new make up is great for everyone. Chock-full of light-reflecting pigments, the new stuff will make even the most terrible skin look airbrushed. Obviously the results will be different from person to person, but invest in a good brush to apply the foundation (Giorgio Armani does a spectacular one) and you’re good to go!
Here is a selection of make up that is HD friendly and YOU friendly:
Chanel Lift Lumiere
“Is it a stroke of genius…or a stroke of magic? A little of both, Yves Saint Laurent ‘Touche Éclat’ Radiant Touch is the best highlighter/concealer I have ever used. For this fair-skinned, contact-wearing woman with dark undereye circles, it is a MUST. I actually look forward to getting ready for work now, knowing I will soon be applying my shade, #1 Luminous Radiance. Most highlighters go on smoothly, but don’t cover. Most concealers cover dark circles, but go on thick and settle in tiny creases I didn’t even know I had. This creamy luminous formula is the perfect hue, and it glides on and melts into my skin. I look younger. And rested. And fabulous. Any product that can take on and win this beauty triple crown is something I never want to be without.”
Bonjour, ladies and gentlemen!
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