I’m not sure if this comes as a surprise but I don’t use a moisturizer in the day at all. On a daily basis, I apply a vitamin C serum on my face and sunscreen after cleansing my face. Is that sufficient? Well, yes for me. I have a combination skin type with quite an oily T-zone. I’ve found through experience that using a moisturizer with a sunscreen doesn’t work well. My face felt so heavy with all the moisturizing ingredients plus makeup and so I’ve been skipping that step for quite awhile now.
Do you use one of these facial sprays or hydration mists as some call it? Apart from refreshing and hydrating our faces, some gals like to use this to set their makeup. I for one, do that everyday. However, recently, I read in a book by Bobbi Brown that this is not such a good idea because facial mists actually disperse our makeup, rather than help to set it. Is that true?
I just realized that liquid concealers aren’t working for me lately. I’m not sure if it’s due to the weather or my eye cream but I have been having problems with the rice concealer from Skin Food I’m trying out as well as those that I’ve been using for awhile. After a few hours of application, my undereye area looked horribly unsightly with obvious lines showing up or worst, my makeup looking altogether blotchy! So for the time being, I’m sticking to my powder concealer to avoid another makeup disaster.
My mum returned me the mineral powder foundation I got her a couple of months ago, saying that it’s not suitable for her. My best friend, who tried some of the samples I gave her also had few good things to say about them. It looks like, despite the raves, mineral makeup is not for everyone. While I’ve been using mineral makeup for about a year now, and I do like it, but I do have some gripes as well. Since I’ve been experimenting with compact and loose powder again these couple of weeks, I thought I’ll put together a quick comparison of these three from an amateur’s standpoint.