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Wearing Compact Foundation & Illuminator

Wearing Compact Foundation & Illuminator

It is so new, as a matter of known fact, that they didn’t have even the testers out on the screen at Sephora yet. She required one take a look at me and said – “You’ll be the palest one, of course – I want to go check!”. 01 most being a perfect match for my Winter/Fall pallor – however certainly, a quick glance at the second-lightest shade explained I possibly could, with my current “tan”, almost certainly escape with it!

One thing that Givenchy is certainly good for are the super-pale foundation options – but darker women will have zero luck with this range, frustratingly. It appears foundation lines slim each one way or the other as it pertains to the more extreme ends of the spectrum. 02 over on the jawline/cheek verified my guess – it was a perfect match! This powder basis is so finely milled, so buttery-soft!

It smooths on wonderful. The fact that it contains dimethicone probably has a lot to do with that – and for those of you who are avoiding silicones and/or talc, this foundation is not for you. For me, with my oily pores and skin in the warmer a few months, talc absorbs the essential oil like no other “mineral makeup” ever will (and the ones often break me out like crazy, on top of that). It’s also the main component in the ever-popular MAC Studio Fix – only this doesn’t give me the circa-1986-powdered face mask that the MAC foundation will. Instead, it imparts a soft, semi-airbrushed look that lets the natural skin show through still.

Many high-end companies use either mica or talc in their powders, so if either is a result in for your skin layer, be sure to check always. I find that talc won’t clog me anywhere near as badly as so-called “natural mineral powders” will. No, you’re not putting asbestos on your face if you use talc. This isn’t the 1970’s. With all the FDA regulating the living Hell out of everything these days, rest assured you aren’t getting asbestos in your basis. And for the so-called “cancer risk”, just as with 70-billion other substances within makeup products, dangers are inconclusive and test results are inconsistent, at best.

  • Camouflage creams can be easily mixed to provide a good color match
  • Oil-free method
  • 10 drops Lemon
  • Reviewing and evaluating your progress with your smart goals
  • All pores and skin type
  • Do not scrub or exfoliate too much. Be gentle on your skin and it will smile with health
  • Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer $72
  • Grapes, melons, pears, plums and stewed apples are excellent for almost any skin type

Try googling anything-under-the-sun and tumor and you will find some study, somewhere, saying there is certainly anything from “absolute” to “absolutely none of them” to “inconclusive” proof. I’m 40 years old and I’m definitely not going to begin freaking out about my bloody face powder now. Other types of mineral powders have a tendency to clog/break me out – but personally I could use talc without that issue. Your mileage can vary greatly, as always.

I wasn’t so sure about the illuminator, fascinated though it was by its smooth ballet-pinkness. Oftentimes, they can make me look shiny too, defeating the purpose of the powder base. However, that one is matte completely, as well as very pure and simple. It was applied by me at the tops of my cheekbones, above my brows, and under my eyes to brighten things up – the effect was beautiful, and subtle – but definitely there.