It's happened; I've finally given up on foundation. I've never worn a lot of makeup, but in my 30's started wearing a light foundation daily to even out my skin tone. Not long after my 50th birthday, I began to experience dissatisfaction with just about every "highly recommended" product I tried. Tinted moisturizers made me too shiny. Regular liquid foundations looked too thick, settled into my pores (even with a primer), and sometimes made me break out. Mineral and powder foundations often made me look ashy, dusty and dry, except for my nose, which always seemed to get shiny a couple hours after application. If the texture was right, the color was wrong.
Re-focusing on skin care in the last couple of years has made a big difference. I still have some sun spots and melasma, but have noticed a real improvement in the texture and clarity of my skin, so much so that I recently started to question the endless pursuit of the "perfect" foundation. Why bother, when the end result really isn't an improvement?
So having pared down my routine de maquillage, here are the stalwarts of my Beauty Posse:
|Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch|
|YSL Touch Éclat|
|Cindy Joseph Boomstick Color|
|Laura Mercier Brow Definer|
|Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara|
|Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers|
|Dior Rouge Serum|
Have you changed up your makeup routine recently, or discovered any great products? Any you never leave home without?