It all began in the summer when I tried this just for fun. At that point, I didn’t even use make up on the regular, except for brow product and tinted lip balm. I didn’t exactly need it either because my skin’s been good: Barely any blemishes to speak of and nothing else to cover up. And, like I said, it was summer and sweltering hot, and I especially hate wearing make up then. Yet despite all that I was hooked right away and started wearing it on the daily! That’s how much I loved it and simply enjoyed using it. In the summer, I applied this with a damp Beauty Blender. Now in the winter, I use a stippling brush. Basically, I use anything but the applicator the cushion comes with. It doesn’t matter what you use, though. Application is a breeze. The product melts into your skin like a dream, and it blends out like a dream… Coverage is light, but buildable to medium. I personally leave it at light because that’s all I need. Hands down, …
A sunscreen favorite on r/SkincareAddiction, I was lured in by the promise of a mineral sunscreen that tints the skin lightly instead of leaving a white cast, as well as apparently blurring blemishes and uneven skin. Besides, Paula’s Choice is a skin care brand that I trust, so why not? Well, the bad first. I wasn’t entirely aware Paula’s Choice RESIST Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 is best suited for combination/oily skin. Not sure what my skin type is exactly, but this tinted moisturizer with SPF makes my cheeks feel tight and uncomfortable. And I don’t think I have dry skin. Also, we’re definitely dealing with a matte finish here, which is OK, if that’s your thing. For me, however, it’s clearly a minus. It not only makes my skin feel, but even worse, look, super dry, and definitely doesn’t blur anything. On the contrary, my lines are more defined, I look terribly old. The color of this looks a bit off on me too. It has this oxidized foundation-like look which makes it a bit too dark …
Thumbs up from me!
It’s definitely more difficult now with the baby to stay stylish and dress well. It definitely feels more like an effort. My style at the moment certainly isn’t top of the game, but considering the circumstances it’d feel silly anyway. So I’d say that in between breastfeeding, changing diapers, carrying baby, desperately making up for lost sleep and somehow managing our household, I look decent. But more importantly, I feel good!
I used to have severely dry skin, but especially parched, cracked, hurting hands. To make things worse, their condition was often exacerbated by frequent hand washing and then particularly strained further during the winter months. Fortunately, I finally found a wonderful solution to my extremely dry skin woes last year. And it’s really a solution, not just yet another product that’s somewhat better than other products. It is so effective I don’t even need any kinds of lotions, creams or moisturizers any longer at all!
Sceptics argue that additional skin care steps such as essences are just an industry scam intended to loosen the purse strings of willing, and above all gullible, consumers. But I absolutely don’t think so. Essences, in my experience, make the difference between good skin and good skin that’s also radiant and youthful.
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Ever wondered how your creams, cleansers, masks and other potions are actually intending to pull all of these things off?
Because, contrary to the majority of marketing copy and grand sounding product claims, the truth is that there’s only so much topical skin care applications can really do.
Probably. Here’s why, and one that will.
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