So I have been getting requests to explain what skin care & foundation I use, so here’s my answer!
Meet my skin: Generally normal all over with oil through the T-Zone. OIL?!?!?! I’m not complaining. Oil keeps your skin lubricated and protected, preventing aging. Yea my pores will be the size of New York by the time I’m 65, but who really cares then?
Back to my dilemma.. I have WAY sensitive skin. I’m talking any fragrance, weird dye, or word you can’t fully pronounce in the ingredient list will make this horrible red rash appear all over, and worst of all? I am also allergic to antihistamines, the dude that calms down allergic reactions. Sucky? Yea.
SO, 3 years ago my face had an allergic reaction and hasn’t been the same since. :(
I have peeled, scrubbed, exfoliated, Glycolic’d, and salicylic’d. I have bought little machines that spin in circles to cleanse with, used Alpha and Beta Hydroxy, every fruit acid or enzyme you can think of, everything! NO DICE.
For 2012 I looked at my box o’ skin care and said SCREW THIS NOISE.. I am going to stick to Clean and Clear Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, Oil of Olay Oil Free Moisturizer with Spf 15, whatever random eye cream I find, Bliss Steep Clean once a week (to control blackheads), and…. Drum roll pleaseeeeeeeeeee: DRINKING 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY.
Can I tell you how much my skin has improved in 2 weeks? I’ve gotten 2-3 compliments a day on my complexion.. How friggin exciting!
Its all thanks to waving the white flag on the war against my skin, proper diet/water intake, and the cosmetics products I’ve listed below…
FIRST: Under eye..
Givenchy Mr Brite: only on the areas of darkness, and a bit on my upper lid.
Tarte Smooth Operator Waterproof Concealer: THIS PRODUCT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. Please go and buy this now so it can change yours.. Its creamy, doesn’t set in wrinkles, IS WATERPROOF and doesn’t dry out under eyes. I use my fingers to apply so it warms up the concealer.
MAC Face and Body: I mix C4 and N2 together to get my current color. (They are my summer and winter foundations) I buff around my face with the Sephora Pro Foundation Airbrush #55. I like both of these products because they allow for coverage where I need them, but allow my skin to show through.
(I switch back and forth from MAC to Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Spf 20 *ANOTHER AMAZING COMPLEXION PRODUCT*)
THIRD: Set with Powder..
My ALL time favorite is MUFE Duo Mat Powder Foundation, but I have come to love and currently use MAC Studio Fix in NC25. They are both pretty much the same, but I started doing makeup with MUFE so I gotta give them a HUGE shout out. **User note, they tend to run a bit yellow**
Also! The powders above are MAT. Meaning they do NOT contain anything luminous (good for me and my oily face) and they are also full coverage. I only recommend full coverage in powder, as most of the time you will be off by a shade or two and you are less likely to have a line with powder then with liquid.
Until Next Time!