11/08/2005

Review: Paula Dorf Perfect Glo Foundation

Paula Dorf, a renowned makeup artist in the biz for over 25 years, started her own cosmetics line (with the assistance of her amazing hubbie, Sandy) about five years ago. She is known best for her innovative "tools" and products that enable saavy customers to become their own makeup artists.

Paula Dorf's Perfect Glo Foundations are weightless, so translucent, it's a natural for your skin. Transmitting and diffusing light. Refining all the way to flawless. The slippery cream formula goes on very light and smooth. Eleven shades are available to match almost any skin tone.

Perfect Glo imparts your skin with a velvety texture without looking like you have a mask on. You can easily adjust the coverage by applying layers of Perfect Glo to achieve the look you want. Perfect Glo foundation is recommended for normal to dry and combination skin; it is not for those with very oily skin.

Perfect Glo comes in a compact with a small Taklon brush--great for touch-ups on the go. We at GirlPaint highly recommend applying Pefect Glo with a full-sized Taklon foundation brush, for the most even and natural coverage. If you use Paula's foundation brush (which we suggest), you will get an airbrushed, flawless finish. It's truly a beautiful foundation for the rest of your makeup.

If your neck is a different color than your face, which is quite common among most women (especially in the fall), you can simply "pull" the foundation over your jawline down to your neck with your foundation brush.

GirlPaint loves Paula Dorf's Perfect Glo. We give it four out of five paintbrushes , only because it cannot be used by all skin types and because you will need to purchase a full-sized foundation brush if you do not already have one, to achieve the optimum product performance.

Paula Dorf's Perfect Glo Foundation and Foundation Brush can be purchased at www.sephora.com.