Saturday, January 28, 2012
Confession: I like to watch those "how to do your makeup" videos on YouTube. Love them! I could sit there and watch them for hours if I have nothing better to do. I used to watch them a lot, then stopped in the past few years. In the last couple of months though, I did pick up watching one of the girls I used to watch before. In one of her videos, she was talking about this product and how awesome it was:
So, I decided to try it. I didn't use a primer under my tinted moisturizer mostly because I don't like the feel of using a lot of stuff on my face. Hence, the tinted moisturizer with spf included! She swore it made your face look awesome though, so I figured what the heck, right? At twelve bucks it wasn't exactly going to break the bank if I hated it.
I don't know about it making my skin look amazing, but I'll tell you what unexpected thing it did do for me. I have really sensitive, combination skin. Most of my face is dry and tight and prone to flaking if I forget to use my toner, but the t-zone is a nightmare of extreme oiliness. I can wash my face, and an hour or two later it's greasy enough in that area that you could probably fry an egg. I've tried lots of different (and some expensive!) mattifying products, but none of them delivered what they promised. Eventually I'd be all oily again.
I'm an expert at blotting my face. I always have blotting papers floating around. I know that brown napkins, like the ones at Starbucks, are the best for blotting your face for some reason. In a pinch, those toilet seat liners (ass-gaskets!) are amazing for blotting too.
But today? I put this stuff on at nine in the morning, and here I am twelve hours later and my face isn't greasy AT ALL. I've only blotted once today, at about 1pm, and there was nothing on my Starbucks napkin either. AMAZING!
I swear, if they ever discontinue this stuff, I will cry like a baby. This teeny little jar is worth every penny of the twelve dollars I paid for it. L'Oreal isn't asking me to tell you this either. They didn't send me any (although I wouldn't hate it if they did!) and didn't promise me anything if I sang it's praises. I spent my own (okay well my husband's) hard earned money on this.
Try it. You'll like it. If you don't... well then you can send me the rest of the jar you didn't use! HA!
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