Tuesday, 22 July 2014
It's no secret that while I love makeup, especially lipstick, it is skincare that holds a special place in my heart. I would love to have such perfect skin that I could more often skip makeup altogether. Unfortunately, the quest for flawless skin continues but regardless, I'll still happily leave the house sans makeup or at least almost barefaced. With some help from the following no makeup, makeup products...
First I apply a generous layer of SPF with the Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 It took me a while as I used to rely solely on my foundation to provide sun protection but I think I've for the perfect SPF for me and now I wear it daily and won't leave the house without it. High protection, a non-greasy matte finish and most importantly it doesn't clog my pores or break me out.
Then the cheat product, I did say almost barefaced - concealer. I'm still using and loving the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I really like the consistency of this. Thick enough to cover blemishes or any redness and stay in place but not too thick that you can't blend it under the eyes too.
Lastly a swipe of lip balm to hydrate and add a subtle shine to my lips. I'm using up the Chanel Hydra Beauty Nourishing Lip Care Lip Balm. This is nice and I do like it but I don't think I'll repurchase, the By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm still reigns as HG for me. If necessary, I use the tiniest amount of lip balm to tame any unruly brows too.
Finally, I don the largest sunglasses I own and I'm good to go! No dread of bumping into someone I know or fear of scaring any small children on my morning commute.