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Foundations by Dan Read Cosmetics

*Post originally written by Olivia J on The Unknown Beauty Blog. If you see this post elsewhere, it has been stolen!**

As I listen to Kiss singing the ballad Beth on the radio, it takes me back to the time in  6th grade when practically every boy in class wanted to be like them. So, when Halloween came around, you could say it was just a convention of miniature Kiss(es); imagine 10 and 11 year olds dressed like Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley.  (You might be wondering what this has to do with Dan Read Cosmetics, I am getting to it, I just have to get this memory out of my mind.)

There was one group of boys who were "the band"; they had the best costumes since their older siblings idolized Kiss like they were mythological Gods.  They had the spray-painted silver wedge heeled boots with the cardboard Kiss armor glued to their tight black t-shirts and the cardboard cut outs of guitars-cute and clever.  But, the clincher was their makeup; the star over the eye, the flaming black wings, the black striped whiskers-it was total Kiss mania and they looked good. For that day it made me forget these boys often teased me to no end. (What a rock and roll image can do!)  I admired them until… Lunch recess when their makeup started running together only to make them look like they belonged in the background of the Edward Munch painting The Scream.  If the makeup wouldn't have amalgamated, I still would have been starry eyed over a bunch of boys! 

And, we all dread that last fiasco-makeup amalgamation.  If you hate having your foundation melt off in the heat, fade during the day, loathe oxidation, or any other negative aspect of it; then Dan Read Cosmetics could be the answer.  If you aren't familiar with this line, then you are missing out on a pro brand of products.  I know when I say pro brand you think it will be difficult to work with or there will be a learning curve.  Well, guess what, there really isn't; there is a playing curve.  You can easily apply, in this case, the foundation without really learning a new technique.  What may be different is the tool you use, just use a good sponge and not a brush.  Remember when foundations were applied with a sponge and not some $250 foundation brush?

The difference between this pro foundation and the other pro foundations is the texture.  Yes, it is a cream which glides easily onto the skin, thus eliminating the learning curve.  Yet, it has a dry finish but doesn't look or feel dry.  Primer is unnecessary because the ingredients work with the texture of the skin so that is one step to skip (gives you an extra two minutes to yourself).  You can powder or just blot, then leave it alone for the rest of the day.  It actually lasts all day without any touch ups,  how you see yourself in the morning is how you will see yourself at night (unless you had a few too many martinis then you might see that Harlequin standing behind you also).  Picture wise, the bounce back from the flash will brighten the foundation evenly and will not give that titanium dioxide white out.Like all pro brands, the foundation is highly pigmented so what you see in the container will look slightly darker than your own skintone.  The foundation comes in two formulas: Silver Screen Series ($31USD)-matte and Shimmer ($41 USD)-pearlescent shimmer.  The colors come in 6 categories of Soft Ivory, Natural, Olive Fawn, Far East, Goldtone, and Olive Sienna; from the lightest porcelain to the darkest skintone.   The foundation in the pictures is the Silver Screen Series in Olive Fawn 2 which would suit the majority of medium warm toned caucasians.  What you see on the sponge is enough to do the entire face and then some.  It can give you anywhere from a light application to full coverage.

For you makeup artists out there, I know you use various pro brands and choose accordingly to the client's age and sex.  This foundation will work on skin of any age including your own grandmother.  As for men you might find the creaminess of some foundations won't stick properly.  These foundations will and are also sweatproof.  There is also an entire line of products to accommodate your kit.

Going back to that Kiss memory, I remembered thinking how awful makeup must be if it melts off like that.  I didn't want to mess with anything that would color my entire face whether it changed the color or made it look natural.  Therefore, when pro brands were introduced to me, I trusted them more.  Admittedly, some last and some do not.  However, the ones by Dan Read do last and work for everyone of any age because they ROCK! \m/

Silver Screen Series Ingredients:  Isopropyl palmitate, PEG-4 Diheptanoate, Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, meadowfoam oil, carnuba wax, kaolin USP, talc, organic bitter orange extract.  May contain:  titanium dioxide, yellow iron oxide, red iron oxide, black iron oxide.

Disclosure: Another brand introduced by Lisa @BeautyInfoZone, PR sample 

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