Yesterday I got a great compliment from a post on The Coveted, she said I have great skin. I’ve talked about my naked face before and I’ve gotten a few compliments in the beauty challenge posts but for some reason I’ve never thought of myself as having great skin. In fact, when I turned 30 my goal was to finally start treating my skin with more respect in hopes of looking as good as my mother does now. I know I don’t have bad skin but I’m always surprised by the glowing compliments. Plus I always think if you think my skin is great you should see my sisters.
I attribute my healthy looking skin to genetics (thanks, Mom), diet (water, water, water) and picking the right makeup products to help enhance what I have. That’s the beauty about makeup, you don’t need it but you can use it to enhance what you already have. My latest skin discovery is L’Oreal’s Studio Secrets No. 1 Magic Perfecting Base, or as I like to call it primer.
A few weeks ago I was hanging out with one of my girlfriends and I told her I thought her skin looked flawless, she told me she was wearing this primer. I immediately put it on my list of things I need to buy next time I did a Walgreen’s haul. To my surprise and delight, I received a press sample at the Makeup Show from L’Oreal and I couldn’t wait to get home and test it for myself. When I swiped my fingers in the pot it was a bit heavier than I thought it would be but it slid on smoothly and was light on my skin. What was really impressive is that the shine immediately disappeared and my skin seemed ten times smoother, I was immediately impressed. I would wear this and no makeup at all, that’s how flawless I felt I looked.
What was more impressive, it kept me from looking a mess after sitting in the hot sun and humidity at a wedding on Sunday. My makeup held up so well I decided to take the pictures from my colorful wedding outfit AFTER the wedding. Normally I try to take a picture before I head out when I’m fresh, but I didn’t do any touch ups or powdering before I snapped those shots. That right there is enough to make me a true believer. I may need to buy stock in this product, I’m that sold on it. Definitely check your local drugstore for it, it’s worth the investment.
Do you have any skin perfecting secrets? Share!