Saturday, June 03, 2006
Don't Let This Happen To You
The readers of D-Listed are having a field day trying to explain why Paris's face doesn't match her chest, but as someone who's actually had this disaster happen to them, I'll tell you what's really causing this mess: MAC Studio Fix foundation. I saw The Simple Life and Paris was using MAC Studio Fix all the time. The problem with Studio Fix is that it is loaded with titanium dioxide (a type of sunscreen) and is a nightmare for photography. Titanium dioxide reacts with the camera flash to make it look like you dunked your face in the flour jar. Don't let this happen to you, ESPECIALLY when you are planning to have professional photos taken. For a more natural looking foundation that won't react like this, try sticking to a liquid or creme foundation, with a light dusting of Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I personally swear by Face Base by Vasanti Cosmetics. It's a powder and foundation all in one like Studio Fix, but without the photo damaging effects of titanium dioxide. Just use your own sunscreen or a moisturizer with sunscreen underneath it to get sun protection.