Saturday, December 06, 2008

Trying to have perfect skin..and getting rid of pores!

Cargo Blu Ray Mattifier
Prescriptives Flawless Skin
Oil Control moisturizer
In my quest to erase my man-hole sized pores, I've tried every lotion, potion, cream, powder, acne control cream, clay mask, pore strips, straight up alcohol and everything in between. Lately my quest has been to find a good moisturizer and foundation with sunscreen that won't settle into my pores and make it appear that I need an excavation crew to clear out my clogged pores.

There are some really awesome foundations out there and I've tried lots of good tinted moisturizers too. But nothing that's the magic combo...nothing that I was really thrilled with. Until recently. Let me share my discovery with you. I apply the Prescriptives oil control moisturizer and let it sink in. I pat on my eye cream and over that, gently blend Touche Eclat by Yves St. Laurent-to brighten my eye area. Next I dot on the Prescriptives Flawless Skin which is a superb foundation. I blend it well. Then I apply my blush, lately I've been using a blush-bronzer combo by Benefit called Dallas. I love the shade. Atop this, I add a little of the Cargo Blue Ray Mattifier. At 7am I was at a soccer game sitting in the sun for hours. When I came home, I was thrilled to see that my face still looked presentable, meaning no one would vomit upon seeing my pores, and I was so happy.

Clinique has a great pore product that covers the large pores with a silky-putty type product. You can also set your makeup with something called Model in a Bottle which I love. I hope they develop a version with an spf in it, that would be perfection. Every day I apply sunscreen to my hands, neck and chest to ward off evil sunspots and wrinkles.

I'm about to start using Frownies because these wrinkles that I do have are really pissing me off! Oh the worrying, primping and preening and scrubbing and exfoliating and everything we do to look pretty. ..never ends does it!?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo funny about Frownies because I use them too. Even when I get up in the a.m., if I look fretful with those dreaded 'eleven-ses', I put a small Frownie on the spot and an hour or two later, it's gone...the wrinkle, not the Frownies:) They're just a temporary solution though because by mid-day, those darned lines are back again.

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Anonymous Meredith said...

If you get bored with your current routine (Although I too love the Px Foundation!), try the Bobbi Brown Smooth Skin Foundation. It is perfect for someone with textured skin - I think you will like it!

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