Sunday, January 30, 2011
I got a sample of this oil-free foundation about a couple months ago. I used it on and off for a while. I tested it out during the day and at night. I really started to notice that it held up well whether it be a night out with the girls or working all day in the salon. Depending on how much you use or which type of application, you can achieve medium to full coverage. It has a nice texture that goes on smoothly and dries with a semi-powdery finish. It is water resistant which helps keep the oil/shine I usually get at the end of the day down to a minimum. It is recommended for normal to oily skin types. Using a primer before hand definitely gives it a better look. I wouldn't suggest it for someone who has dry skin because it might look too caked on. I am really glad I decided to bite the bullet and purchase a full size of the YSL Teint resist because I am extremely happy with the results. A 1oz bottle of this foundation is available at Sephora for $55.00.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I know adding one more step to your morning regimen is never exciting, but sunscreen is one step I am not willing to forgo. I have tried SO many different facial sunscreens but usually found that they left my skin greasy or weren't strong enough. I also try to use as many natural skincare products as possible, although I don't always succeed. One day at Wholefoods I came across this great product. It's called Mineral Sportblock by Nature's Gate. I was looking for a natural daily sunscreen that was fragrance-free that contained Zinc Oxide. It is light weight and has UVA/UVB protection. You have to make sure to blend it in very well otherwise the Zinc will leave a white layer on your skin. It is great because it lasts for a long time, so that means less re-applications. It has never irritated my eyes or skin like other sunscreens and never feels heavy under my makeup.
Nature's Gate - Mineral Sportblock Suntan Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 20 - 4 oz. (118 mL) Available at Wholefoods or online at Luckyvitamin.com for $6.00