In the past month, I've been making an effort to establish a skin care routine. I noticed a few laugh lines, nothing to stress about...but it's time to be proactive. (But not like...Proactive, the skin care product.) I'm lucky that I've not struggled with acne, even in my teen years, but I do battle dryness and patchy coloring. And often, my skin isn't ultra soft + clean.
So, sis and I hit up the make up counters at Macy's in search of free makeovers and some new products. The end result? You could say it was varied. Sis looked great. But, I'm just gonna come out with it: I looked like a hooker. A really, really expensive hooker, but a hooker nonetheless. (Mom, I hope you're proud of this moment.) I threw some cash at the woman who'd given me frightening makeover, grabbed my bag of skin care products and shot out of that place like a bat out of hell. Sis shuttled me to the bathroom, on the lookout for anyone we might know.
After a significant sponging of my face, I reaffirmed that I did like what she'd done with my skin. The foundation coverage was mild, soft to the touch and felt clean as could be. And it didn't look powdery, as foundation usually does on my dry skin.
Now that I've rocked this routine for a solid three weeks, I'm comfortable saying that it's made a huge difference in my skin. It's more predictable. It's smooth. Products last longer into the day. And while I still dream of someday achieving that sexy, dewy glow ala J-Lo...pale girls like me will never obtain it. So for now: I'm totally satisfied with my lil' makeover.
Here's what I've recently added to my make-up bag:
one: : : Lancome Tonique Confort, available here.
two: : : Clinique Pore Refining Solutions, available here.
three: : :Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in Ivorie 4, available here.
four : : :E.L.F. Foundation Brush, available here.
five : : :E. L. F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush, available here.
six : : :Mary Kay Golden Cheek Brush, available when stolen from your mother's make up bag. Guess that's out, now.
What's your most treasured skin care product? Is it cool that I still nerd out over Biore Pore Strips? They were brand new when I was about 12, and therefore make me feel like I'm at an eighth grade sleepover with a contraband Cosmo magazine. (Gasp! "How to Please Him Tonight?" Giggle, giggle!)