Dior’s Star concealer has been my favourite product for covering up my dark undereye circles since it’s release last summer. So, when I received their new concealer, I was excited to see what the 2-in-1 product brought to the table. Continue reading DIOR // FIX IT CONCEALER
Now–normally I’m one to shy away from natural makeup, but this brand has got me seriously converted. Continue reading JANE IREDALE // PUREPRESSED POWDER & SMOOTH AFFAIR PRIMER
As someone who for years feared looking even slightly dewy and hoards little packages of blotting sheets, it is truly weird that 1) I even purchased not one but TWO products that do not include mattifying in the title, and 2) actually love them. This is progress if I ever saw it everyone. Continue reading LUMINOUS COMPLEXION MUST-HAVES
Imagine you’re a star…not like the one out in space, but a celebrity. You spend half of your life in front of cameras, and the other half worrying about how you look on camera. Continue reading DIOR // STAR FOUNDATION & CONCEALER
In tune with my acne awareness theme for this week, I come to you with the best acne concealer in the game. Vichy’s Dermablend range is known for their heavy duty results, and while I wouldn’t necessaryily recommend this as a foundation, per say, it makes for the perfect concealer for pimples.
Lisa Eldridge, as usual, discovered and acclaimed this product for it’s high coverage and ability to cover hyper pigmentation and redness. For too long, I was using my under eye concealer as my overall concealer, which resulted in almost highlighted imperfections. Moral of the story; your concealer you use to cover zits, and really anything that isn’t under your eyes should match your foundation.
The combination of this stick‘s coverage, thick texture and easy to apply formula is my best bet when my face just isn’t cooperating. Lisa’s “pinpoint concealing” technique, using a small lip brush and dabbing to blend out edges, gives the best results, but for the sake of how long women actually allot to put their face on in the morning, I prefer the “school-started-five-minutes-ago-and-my-face-is-a-mess” approach and dive right in, lightly dabbing to cover each spot. Set with some powder, you can’t go wrong with this product.
Foundation has a really shitty rep, and no one really seems to love wearing it. It’s gross to apply (or at least for me, anyways), it transfers, a lot of the time you can see it on the skin… and more or less defeats the purpose of looking like you have great skin.
Alas, I have found a foundation that manages to avoid all previous concerns AND provides medium coverage. Yes, Giorgio Armani’s Maestro is heaven on earth. I know for a fact that I’m not the first to praise this product, but I feel as if many people rule themselves out as suitable to wear this one. I was afraid it would be that “sheer” coverage that a lot of these water-thin foundations typically give. Also, I’ve got hyper-oily skin, and haven’t dared worn a foundation that doesn’t cater specifically towards keeping my skin matte. This was all until one day in which I was so grossed out by the thick and just unappealing texture and feel of a not to be named foundation on my skin–I still looked shiny and I could just see the product on top of my skin. Lo and behold, I found myself perched on the Armani chair at Holt’s testing shades on my jaw, giving into this product’s cult following. And I say ‘giving in’ because this product is like $70, but stay with me here.
It literally has the consistency of water, and applies like a dream. You can’t see it atop the skin, it completely melds in, while still giving enough coverage to completely even out my skin tone and even hide a few blemishes. It doesn’t move, it won’t get all over anything that so much as grazes the skin of your face. It’s long lasting, EVEN on my oil-slick face (wow, nice, Anna). And for those days that I’ve got some unwelcome spots harbouring around my chin and forehead, adding a layer of Maestro Eraser, also water-thin, gives me the coverage I need without the world knowing it. In my long sixteen years on this planet, I have yet to see such an undetectable foundation with such obvious results. Bravo, bravo, Giorgio.