foundation tips and tricks (and a giveaway!)

April 15th, 2011

I’m sure you guys remember the COVERGIRL Natureluxe foundation from my Oscars videos — it provided a smooth, even base for me to recreate Natalie and Mila’s gorgeous makeup.  But in this video, the foundation is the spotlight — in it, I show you some tips and tricks to get a flawless, natural look using nothing but foundation. 

The thing I love best about the Natureluxe foundation is that it feels SO light — way lighter than any other foundation I’ve tried.  It doesn’t give you that heavy, matted feeling if you wear it all day, so it’s basically become my go-to foundation most days since I tried it.  It kind of has the feel of a tinted moisturizer combined with the coverage of a foundation, which is pretty amazing. 

I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a day to day basis, but a great foundation is crucial to look polished, even if you wear nothing else.  My skin definitely has its issues — without foundation to even it out, it can be blotchy and uneven, and I definitely have to touch up my undereye circles on a daily basis.  But the trick of really good makeup is to fix all that without making it look like you’re wearing makeup — which is what this video will show you how to do!

And if you want to try the COVERGIRL NatureLuxe foundation yourself, COVERGIRL is giving away packages of NatureLuxe gloss balm and coupons for free NatureLuxe foundation to twenty five winners!  You can enter in two ways:

1) Leave a comment below telling me your favorite makeup trick!


2) Subscribe to the Sugarlaws YouTube channel and leave a comment on this video!  I’m going to be adding additional content there over the next few months, so get a head start now (and an extra giveaway entry) by subscribing. 

I’ll announce the winners a week from today!  Good luck everybody! 

UPDATE: The winners are… Shasie, Bonnie, Beverly, Ann Marie, Franci, Jen, Loves Lunch, stee, Rachel, Rachel from Love a la Mode, Grace, Elizabeth, Lynda, Christie R, Carol, Danita Roshonda Cozart, ANGIE LOREDO, anash, Colleen, Jen, and Youtube users kaitlyns0625, collifornia, MConanan, LilyM7 and LiveLifeinStyleBlog!  I’ll be emailing by Monday for your addresses!

Tags: beauty

63 responses so far ↓

  • 1 amber aureli // Apr 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    using black eyeliner, only on the bottom lid and covergirl exact eyelights mascara make anyone’s eyes shine! also using pink blush as eye shadow on olive skin looks beautiful 🙂

  • 2 Ashley Kasper // Apr 18, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    ALWAYS making sure you start with a moisturizer!  It helps your skin so much, and makes applying/smoothing foundation evenly so easy!

  • 3 Lindsey // Apr 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    My Mom ALWAYS taught me that less is more…that really is my only trick. I also heard somewhere to put bronzer on your nose…not sure why but I like the way it looks!

  • 4 ANGIE LOREDO // Apr 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm


  • 5 anash // Apr 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    my favorite trick is a very ligght layer!! less is more

  • 6 AMANDA HAGENBUCHER // Apr 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Ummm hello??? MEGA Mascara(3 coats)!!!=The more the merry(;

  • 7 Marie-Eve // Apr 19, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    My fave makeup trick is use a brighting pen (I use benefit eye bright) in the inner corner of the eye to look more awake.  Oh and always always wash your face morning and night with mild face cleanser.

  • 8 colleen // Apr 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    i always keep translucent powder with me wherever i go for shininess and/or redness.

  • 9 Erin // Apr 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I always curl my eyelashes to make my eyes pop! love the tutorial, I just ran out of foundation and will definately give this one a try, thanks for all the tips 🙂

  • 10 Jenny // Apr 19, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I love a little dab of pearly white eyeshadow on the inner corners of my eyes. It makes me look more awake even when I haven’t slept!

  • 11 Jen // Apr 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I love Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, especially the shimmery one!  I hate when my eye shadow creases or rubs off and this primer is the best I’ve found!

  • 12 Lindsey // Apr 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

    My favorite makeup trick is to make sure I use mouristurizer first and let it sit for a couple minutes so my skin is nice and hydrating before puting on foundation. Helps it go on smooth and not flake.

  • 13 Beauty Love: Covergirl’s Natureluxe line | The Average Girl's Guide // Jul 13, 2011 at 8:05 am

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