Target has really expanded in the cosmetics category by bringing in big name makeup artists to develop reasonably priced, high-quality cosmetics exclusively to their stores. ‘NP’ stands for Napoleon Perdis, the uber Hollywood makeup artist whose prestige priced line has caught fire since its inception in 1995. I was so happy to see this little sister line in Target since NP Set’s primers and foundation (for which he’s known) are some of the best around.
Case in point- his Pre-Foundation Pore Perfecting Primer which mattifies and minimizes the look of pores before your foundation or on its own to perfect bare skin. It’s paraben free and filled with antioxidants and natural moisturizers like soybean oil and flax.
$30 Target and Target.com, DermStore.com
When a line has only one liquid foundation- you can bet it’s as close to perfect as it gets. Memory Foundation melts into your skin so easily and quickly, it’s the fist foundation I’ve used in a long time that I didn’t manipulate with a brush or sponge. The coverage is light to medium and the weightless consistency is suitable for all skin types. Whether you’re oily or dry- you’ll find that it rests comfortably into the skin with a natural looking finish.
7 Shades from Extra Light to Extra Dark, $30, Target and Target.com, DermStore.com
Add a little color first with the new Pre-Foundation Bronzing Primer. You’ll get a generous amount of non-shimmery (YAY!!!) bronzing fluid that will prime and prep your face for foundation giving it a hint of color that looks totally natural. I’ve been using it on my neck and declote as well since it’s so hard to find a shimmer-free bronzer. Keep your winter foundation working well into the summertime by mixing in just a shot of this to match your newly bronzed skin.
$29, Target stores and Target.com, DermStore.com