Notes from Paris is a series of posts from Valerie Nahmias, Beauty Editor of Femina Magazine in Paris. Brought together by our mutual friend and fashion photographer, Franco Lacosta, her posts will be featured each month bringing us her insights on beauty from products to fabulous tips! Last time, Valerie talked about the scents that are perfect while children sleep! Today she lets us in on foundation.
When the temperature rises, it isn't surprising our skin also starts to become dry and dull. Extra-care is imperative! We tend to use more foundation, to conceal the imperfections and redness, however to showcase a peachy winter skin and to challenge the laws of the cold, nothing is worth more than liquid or cream foundation. As if by magic, the new formulas are flexible, easy to apply, illuminate the complexion and hydrate the skin. My lengthy experience as a beauty editor has enabled me to test the various types of foundation in the market. Without a doubt, liquids are the ones that we need in winter. One of my favorites is an antioxidizing and generously moisturizing cream - Totale Capture from Dior is the one I wear now. A few drops are enough to give a glowingly, smooth, hydrated complexion with a perfect finish. Just look at Sharon and Julia and you will be inspired to utilise these products as well!
Please do drink an antioxidant green tea every day, you know as "It will keep the Skin-doctor Away" no more than 8.oz a day, because too much green tea prevents the iron from settling in the body… and combine your meals in a healthy manner: eat the food that you love ,make it fresh, organic and tasty as well. Be inventive and creative, and most important educate yourself, remember 40's is the new 20's!! Live it up..
Beauty really comes from the inside out! Life's true beauty secret!!
Valerie is the Beauty Editor of Paris' Femina Magazine and it's blog Redaction Beaute and has spent her years in the fashion/beauty industry. She was an assistant at French Elle Magazine for Carine Roitfeld (who is now French Vogue's Editor in Chief) and wrote the book, Pour Etre Belle.