My Top Five Foundations for Perfect-Looking Skin

I like to protect and even out the tone of my skin every day with a light foundation. I've tried so many over the years and found these to be the best and most natural. I am very sensitive to perfumes so my five favorites listed below have a slight or pleasant scent if any!

Melissa Meyers unfiltered. Foundation used here is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.
Necklaces by Joanie Landau Designs and Jennifer Miller.

1. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat is paraben-free and feels weightless on the skin. I find that it evens out my complexion, perfects the texture of my skin and highlights the contours of my face. Available in 15 shades and contains SPF 19. I LOVE this product but it is pricey!



2. Chanel has a super lightweight water-based foundation with SPF 15 and I think it's one of their best products. The ultra-fine and oil-free fluid feels like a second skin and blends easily. It also provides a lot of coverage and is available in 10 shades.


3. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer is a cult favorite and I must admit I am one of their biggest fans when it comes to natural-looking foundation. Even though the name says tinted moisturizer, this superb formula has coverage and evens out the skin perfectly. I like both formulas depending on the season (oil-free and regular). Contains SPF 20.


4. Nars Pure Radiant tinted Moisturizer is perfect for summer as it provides light, skin illuminating coverage as well as SPF 30, a fabulous two-in-one product. I bought mine a shade darker and use it as a bronzer too (so for me it's a three-in-one product). I am a huge fan of this brand!

Did you know that Prescriptives foundations are back? You can order them pre-mixed or create your own custom blend. They are lightweight, moisturizing and offer great coverage. Check out all your options here.

Best Boyfriend Jean Shorts & Top for Summer + Leg & Arm Slimming Tip

If you live in jeans and tee shirts, a great stylish option for summer are these boyfriend shorts by Current/Elliot paired with a comfy sleeveless top. These particular jean shorts are super flattering and perfect for hot sunny days. Leg and arm slimming tip: Put moisturizing bronzer on your legs and arms one hour before you get dressed. This helps camouflage imperfections and gives the illusion of looking thinner.

Sleeveless Top by Splendid.

Pair shorts with a tank top, beaded baubles and a simple, fun necklace. If the top is loose or long, make sure you tuck in the front.

Sue Devitt Microquatic Tinted Body Moisturizer, $36.