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6 Dec

My skin is FREAKING out! The weather, the heat, stress, hormones – I have a red rash all around my nose and mouth that makes me look like I spent the night sucking face with Ronald McDonald. And maybe caught something.

I have been being super gentle with my skin – stopped using the Clarisonic, switched to Boscia skincare since a lot of it’s fragrance free, moisturizing like crazy, using Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel, and today went so far as to use Diorskin Nude BB Creme – and I don’t ever use foundation. The closest I come is Chantecaille’s Future Skin, which is lovely and quite helpful when my skin is normally uneven, but can’t even touch what I have going on right now. The Diorskin is an improvement but I really don’t like the one-dimensional look it gives my face. I just really hate foundation is the problem.

So I turn to you, dear readers (what are there, like six of you? Five?) for recommendations. I want a foundation to hide my shame. But I don’t want to look fake. But it needs to have at least medium coverage. But I would still like to look like I have pores. But not like I have a contagious disease. You see my problem.

Recommendations? Advice? Help? I welcome it.

Chantecaille Future Skin

2 May

I’m 34 now, and although my whole life I have shied away from “foundation,” it seems like my time has come. I have always used spot concealer and powder, but my skin tone is becoming more uneven, I have more wrinkles, and when you combine these things with my vitiligo, it seems like it’s time to start using a makeup that gives me some decent coverage.

I am particular, though. This is my first foray into foundation, and I want it to be LIGHT. I don’t want “full coverage,” I don’t want it sticking to my currently invisible moustache hairs, I don’t want every inch of my face to be an identical shade of unrealistic. I want to look young, and human, and yes, slightly flawed.

When I went to that Chantecaille event at Frenchy’s, one of the items I bought was Chantecaille’s Future Skin foundation. The crazy sales lady did quite the hard sell, telling me there was no celebrity on TV or in magazines seen without this stuff on, blah blah blah. Whatever, honestly? I don’t really give a crap. All I care about is that it’s kind to my skin and that it works. And Future Skin fits the bill.

This stuff is light and translucent, so if you’re looking for a full-coverage foundation, keep looking. But if you’re looking for a crazy light (like, you won’t even feel it on your skin after you’ve applied it), super blendable, botanical foundation to even out your skin tone and give you a little glow, then BING BING BING! Jackpot!

This is from their site:

Future Skin
An oil-free gel foundation that has the unique ability to transfer water into the skin without the use of any oil. Natto gum, a soybean-derived phyto-collagen is a natural emulsifier used in this process. Clinical evidence shows that after consistent 7-day usage, there is a 26% reduction in sebum production.

Aloe, Chamomile and Arnica work to calm irritation and soothe sensitive skin. Rosemary, Green Tea and Rice Bran boost the immune system and help prevent oxidation. The formula provides adjustable coverage (medium to full) thanks to light-reflective circular pigment that eases the appearance of flaws.

So according to them, the coverage is “buildable,” and maybe it is… I am just not into building yet. One thin layer is all I need.

I follow with their Loose Powder and also really like that.

The down side is that this stuff costs a pretty penny. It does, however, seem to last a pretty good long time (both on your face and in the jar), so in the long run, may very well prove to be worth it.

Battle of the Liquid Foundations – Laneige vs Clarins

13 Apr

Battle of the Liquid Foundations – Laneige vs Clarins.

Very helpful blog regarding foundation – I am on the lookout for a good one that will help to even out my complexion, which is blotchy thanks to my stupid vitiligo. Will have to check this one out!